[bitcoin-dev] Small Nodes: A Better Alternative to Pruned Nodes

Tier Nolan tier.nolan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 13:07:09 UTC 2017

This has been discussed before.


including a list of nice to have features by Maxwell


You meet most of these rules, though you do have to download blocks from
multiple peers.

The suggestion in that thread were for a way to compactly indicate which
blocks a node has.  Each node would then store a sub-set of all the
blocks.  You just download the blocks you want from the node that has them.

Each node would be recommended to store the last few days worth anyway.
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