Hey guys, As you all know, while Decred continues to grow, the amount of data in the blockchain becomes larger and larger.... What do you guys think of having a signed copy of the blockchain provided as an official release with periodic updates? This wouldn't have to be done with every software release as the devs push them out pretty quickly, but what about every 6044 blocks when the block reward goes down? At the current height of the time of writing, we are at 28,579 blocks, and the space these blocks take up is almost at 250 MB. I understand that providing this could substantially increase the web server's bandwidth utilization, so what if it was released as a torrent and shared through a separate P2P network? This could ease the strain on the public nodes that normally serve the blockchain by having them converge just the newest blocks and also provide a faster setup time for new users who may be in a rush. The only limiting factor at this point would be your CPU and how quickly it can process the blocks. Even so, I have found that copying the data/mainnet directory from a fully sync'd node to a new computer and then initializing dcrd is quicker than downloading the entire blockchain using the Decred public peers (read: the normal way). And last but not least, would there be any security concerns in doing this? I know if one bad copy of the blockchain joins the network it will be quickly rejected and repaired, but what if hundreds or even thousands of the same "bad copy" came online? Would this cause complete chaos and destruction with two major forks in the chain? I'm curious to hear other thoughts from the forum and also input from the project managers if this is something they would like to do.