A user-friendly desktop wallet for Namecoin (NMC)?

Yes, such a wallet exists, though it is still in beta: AtomicDEX (desktop version only) supports Namecoin (NMC).

Namecoin (NMC) in AtomicDEX

You can even use the built-in “atomic swap” feature to trade your NMC, for example, for Komodo (KMD), which you can hold in the wallet and collect rewards or sell on many popular exchanges like Binance (affiliate link). Make sure you read the instructions first (found under Support). The atomic swap protocol requires that the maker and taker stay online and monitor the blockchains involved.

Exchanges which accept Namecoin can be found here.

Bootstrap file to synchronize your Dogecoin Core wallet faster

This article assumes that you have backed up your wallet and updated to the most recent version of Dogecoin Core (currently 1.14.2).

At the time of writing, you can get a torrent here which contains blocks until January 29, 2021. Note that it is not a single Bootstrap.dat file, instead it contains the blocks and chainstate directory.

You can find further information on the Dogecoin Discord (in the FAQ section), the Dogecoin Core GitHub and the Dogecoin subreddit.


Once synchronized, consider forwarding port 22556 to help the network. This should give you over a hundred connections instead of the usual 8:

Dogecoin Core Connections

This will, of course, create significant network activity as can be seen in Dogecoin Core under Help > Debug window > Network traffic. This is my traffic from just two days:

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Edit: My Dogecoin wallet on a PC that was running 24/7 still went out of sync multiple times:

Dogecoin wallet going out of sync again

Let’s not forget that Dogecoin was created as a joke.

Edit 2: I do not recommend using the full node wallet (version 1.14.2) if you’re just getting started with Dogecoin. Consider using a simple mobile wallet like Trust Wallet.