I haven't used my wallet for a couple of months. Today I opened my wallet and it started refreshing, even if I use remote node. It refreshes about 150k blocks and it has already taken about 2 hours and I'm still waiting. So why is that?
For instance, I may not use my Bitcoin wallet for a long time as well, but I will be able to access the funds without waiting for any refreshing. Why does Monero require refreshing of new blocks even if I don't run a local blockchain daemon?
Maybe I am doing something wrong. Can someone explain please. Thanks!
By the way, is there any way to speed up refreshing process?