Bitcoin Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 1.03, by Dr. Herong Yang
Run Bitcoin Core for Windows
This section describes how to run bitcoin-qt command to start Bitcoin Core.
After installing "Bitcoin Core for Windows", I started to run it in a command line window:
You should see a welcome message window:
Welcome to Bitcoin Core. As this is the first time the program is launched, you can where Bitcoin Core will store its data. Bitcoin Core will download and store a copy of the Bitcoin block chain. At least 153 GB of data will be stored in this directory, and it will grow over time. The wallet will also be stored in this directory. Use a custom data directory: C:\User\herong\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin When you click OK, Bitcoin Core will begin to download and process the full Bitcoin block chain (150GB) starting with the earliest transactions in 2009 when Bitcoin initially launched. This initial synchronization is very demanding, and may expose hardware problems with your computer that had previously gone unnoticed. Each time you run Bitcoin Core, it will continue downloading where it left off.
The message is clear. Bitcoin Core will down all transactions recorded in the entire Bitcoin blockchain to my computer.
This is not what I expected. I thought Bitcoin Core only manages my Bitcoin account and fetches transactions if I ask for.
Anyway, I clicked "OK" to let it run.
You should see the "Bitcoin Core - Wallet" window displaying the progress of download old transaction blocks.
Below is the "Bitcoin Core" download Website:
Last update: 2017.
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