I've been letting the daemon sync for a while now, a few days actually, and it's at 80% and now going very slowly forward. About 20 blocks at a time. I understand why this happens, but this case seems out of the ordinary from what I've seen from other questions. My question is: can I expect this to slow down further due to block size? I'm a patient man, but I'd like to know what to expect.
Secondly, I read in another question (Will I need to update wallet and miner after the next upcoming (March 2019) fork?) that the upcoming fork will require a daemon update. Will this involve another full sync of the daemon? I don't want to let it finish only to have to wait on it for another week.
Thank you in advance! Apologies for the likely common questions or any mix-up in terms, I'm brand new to cryptocurrency and a lot of information is going right over my head.