bitcore question

Rob Regan asked 1 year ago

Is downloading bitcore – 100GB! – part of the process? Is this the blockchain that will reside on my computer? So how does it fit on mobile phones?

1 Answers
Ofir Beigel answered 1 year ago

Hey Rob, you’re absolutely right.
If you use Bitcoin Core (i.e. a full node) you will need to download the whole Blockchain to your device. Mobile phones use SPV wallets that don’t download all of the blockchain but only a critical portion of it and rely on full nodes to verify transaction. More information can be found on our latest Bitcoin whiteboard Tuesday episode.

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