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I've connected sparrow wallet to a pruned bitcoin node but all my utxos are not showing. I would imagine that since I haven't spent them and since pruned nodes still keep the entire bitcoin UTXO set, my bitcoins(utxos) should be accessible on the node.

Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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You can't ask for UTXOs from arbitrary nodes on the networks, because there is no way to verify that information.

You need to ask for blocks. And a pruned node cannot provide those.

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  • Thanks Pieter. I thought the utxo set is a database (leveldb) on it's own that could be queried independently. I'm curious what's the benefit of allowing pruned nodes then if external wallets can't utilize them? Jan 14 at 7:04

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