How can I import wallet.dat file to Bitcoin ABC wallet without downloading whole blockchain?


I keep my BTC in Bitcoin Core wallet. I would like to start using my BCC but full node is downloading whole blockchain. How can I avoid it?

Sebastian Xawery Wiśniowiecki

Posted 2017-08-01T22:19:18.257

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If you don't need a BCC full node, you can use an SPV wallet like Electrum (see instructions on BCC here).

Sergei Tikhomirov

Posted 2017-08-01T22:19:18.257

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If you want to support BCC without downloading blockchain, there are two options.

1) Bitcoin ABC + pruning

Pruning allows your Bitcoin-Qt/BU/ABC to work as a node without downloading the entire blockchain.

See this on how to prune: Can Bitcoin-Qt be configured to trim the blockchain?

2) Electron Cash

Electron Cash is the changed version of Electrum SPV client with BCC support. As it's a SPV client, ----it won't download the entire blockchain-----, as change suggested by @Pieter Wuille, SPV clients do download the blockchain, they just don't store entire blocks, they keep only the required parts.


Posted 2017-08-01T22:19:18.257

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3Pruning does not mean you don't download the chain; only that you don't store it after validation. – Pieter Wuille – 2017-08-02T15:00:07.383