I started this process yesterday afternoon, downloaded the wallet, checked all the faucets listed, got one coin but couldn’t manage to get another faucet to spot me the “send fee” to verify the account and get started. Reached out to a friend who sent a few coins to get the ball rolling but, by the time i got back to the PC, system required a restart (automatic) and upon getting back to the page, I find a zero balance and a statement that the Blockchain must download fully before the actual amount will show… So I wait while it downloads… two hours in and it’s at 0.4% I figure it’s just a long chain and go to bed.
Now, 8 hours later, it’s still sitting at 0.4% and I’m at a loss here. I’ve got a Tb of drive, a 3.(something)GHz processor, a hard line to cable internet… Why is this stalled out? What am I missing? Am I going to have to start the process over and hope it works the third time?
Thank you all in advance,