Enable wallet use during sync

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    Ian Green

    Maybe this idea will help. Is it possible to design a wallet that can sync the blockchain *from the latest block* and go backwards, while including any new blocks generated since beginning the process?

    This way, the most relevant UTXOs (or whatever we call them in Cardano) may become available sooner. Imagine we are 20 (or 200) years in the future. People cannot wait to load the entire blockchain before the wallet decides if an input is spendable. The balance then may continue to increase as the wallet finds unspent coins, and as it finds them, already knowing all later blocks it knows if they have not already been spent. Someone who only has used Cardano for one month or one day has their total history loaded into the wallet _much_ quicker in this case.

    I had to ask if this is possible, because I have never heard of any other wallet or blockchain synchronising in reverse.

    If this is impossible, I wonder if a blockchain can be designed that can include only the most recent year of data, with a (verified) snapshot of balances being used to complete the ledger, much the same way that accounting ledgers worked before computerisation. All other years would be optionally loaded if details of earlier transactions are required.

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    Daniel Nogues

    I was creating a new Rewards Wallet, when the screen "syncing blocks" appeared.

    It would be nice to be able to finish writing down the recovery words before the syncing window took over,

    So my issue is not exactly Carl's, but pretty close... and I can see myself relating to Carl's issue in the future.

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    Joseph Pollock

    This affects the ITN big time. It's broken now (I read about it) and I can't get in at all to see how much ADA I have earned and I can't check on the stake pool or switch stake pools. Maybe I need to be in sync to switch pools with the right amount of ADA, but I shouldn't need to be in sync just to look at my pool and my earnings. So far, it's been a couple of days without being able to see anything. I guess I have to learn how to use a block explorer, but I shouldn't have to.

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    kev

    I think this improvement is even more valuable after the rewards are live. In the rewards testnet I find I can't delegate my ada, or check how my staking pool is getting on, because the wallets keeps telling me it is syncronising. It does this all the time, and takes ages. I don't want to wait for half an hour or more just to check my staking pool.

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