About 11 days in the past, I up to date to v0.20.1 of Bitcoin Core from their “official” web site (https://bitcoin.org/en/download).
Ever since, it has been syncing on daily basis however simply retains lagging behind. Now it had reached 11 days, so I went to the identical web site to examine if there is a new model which fixes the bug (which I assume is current on this model).
I used to be shocked to see not a v0.20.2, however moderately:
It is gone again to v0.20.0… I felt a chilly sensation down my backbone, fanatically checking the GitHub points for any clue that v0.20.1 was a “dud” or one thing, however discovered not one point out of it.
Now I am beginning to marvel if what I obtained was really malware or one thing. Why would they simply revert to an outdated model and fake as if the v0.20.1 one by no means occurred? It makes me really feel uneasy to say the least. I put in the outdated model now, however to date, it nonetheless says the identical factor:
Processing blocks on disk… 11 days behind…
This type of factor is what makes me very frightened about Bitcoin’s future. With all of the scams and scumbags in all places, always attempting to steal Bitcoins and/or give Bitcoin a nasty title, the very last thing we’d like is for the “official” venture/shopper to be this flimsy and unstable. If I, a Bitcoin fanatic, will get this frightened, what would an outdated granny be? She in all probability would by no means get well from this state, perpetually unable to make Bitcoin funds as a result of Bitcoin Core has “locked” in some way.
I frankly do not know what to do now aside from wait and hope for it to complete doing no matter it is doing. It appears locked/frozen once more. I do not dare to click on something inside its GUI window as a result of that tends to make it crash.
Replace: A minimum of it now, with the outdated model, slowly climbs down within the variety of days left.