I am new in Monero, I created a wallet address with Monero GUI, and someone transferred a little bit Monero to my address. However, I cannot see any transferred Monero in my wallet and the wallet just shows me a message about daemon syncing, after a week there is still 250000 daemon blocks to synchronize?!!! I really do not understand whether it is normal for the all wallets? Or there is a problem with my wallet?

  • Do you have a spinning HD or SSD?
    – jtgrassie
    Jul 10, 2018 at 19:12
  • I have SSD in Macpro
    – Berliner
    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:11
  • What version of the GUI are you running?
    – jtgrassie
    Jul 11, 2018 at 11:38

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The Blockchain is huge. If you don't have a very high speed internet connexion, it's usual do need a week and a half to download the 55G Blockchain in a peer-to-peer manner with monerod.
Mine took that time to download.

  • Wow! It does not make Monero impractical?
    – Berliner
    Jul 13, 2018 at 17:17
  • If you cannot afford hosting your own node because the blockchain is too big, then you can just connect to a remote node. But after initial sync is done, it runs very well. Jul 13, 2018 at 18:45
  • What kind of hard disk do you have ? An old spinny molass ? A week is crazy...
    – user36303
    Nov 8, 2018 at 20:58

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