The GUI Wallet will download blocks from node.moneroworld.com but I see no blockchain on my HDD. I tried monerod.exe and get the following:

sync_info Height: 1, target: 1 (100%) Downloading at 0 kB/s 2 peers 0000000000000000 0 0 kB/s, 0 blocks / 0 MB queued 0000000000000000 0 0 kB/s, 0 blocks / 0 MB queued 0 spans, 0 MB

  • Which operating system? Which version of the software? If you were previously using a remote node, you would not have a local copy of the blockchain. If you run monerod, it will start syncing from the beginning of the blockchain. That may be what the initial lines are after starting monerod for the first time. Did it hang there, or did it continue to sync? – scoobybejesus Nov 10 '17 at 20:18

node.moneroworld.com is what keeps the blockchain for you, meaning (1) you don't need to download it and (2) you're at its mercy for some kinds of MITM attacks.

If you want to get the blockchain on your computer, set your own computer ( as the node address, instead of node.moneroworld.com. Then start the daemon when asked, and it'll start downloading the chain.

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