[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoind-in-background mode for SPV wallets

Mark Friedenbach mark at monetize.io
Wed Apr 9 15:47:37 UTC 2014

On 04/09/2014 09:09 AM, Tamas Blummer wrote:
> Yes, SPV is a sufficient API to a trusted node to build sophisticated
> features not offered by the core.
> SPV clients of the border router will build their own archive and
> indices based on their interest of the chain therefore the
> border router core does not need to store (and process) anything not
> needed for consensus, its memory
> or disk footprint would be as low as an optimal storage of UTXO.

Storing zero full blocks does nothing to aid the network.

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