I've succesfully installed
bitcoin-cli. I got some questions about it:
bitcoind in the background by typing:
bitcoind -daemon and the blockchain begins to download:
getinfo I can see how many blocks are known to my client on the line “blocks”… that´s ok for me.
But what happens at the end? I don´t see that
bitcoind reports me anything back on the shell.
I see by typing
getinfo that the blockchain is already on my computer. Then I turn off or hibernate computer for few hours.
bitcoind -daemon everytime I turn on my computer and it downloads the latest blocks that, of course, are missing because my computer was turned off. Is that all?
Am I already running a full node?
Do I have to wait for the full download of blockchain for sending or receiving BTC with
bitcoin-cli work without this large file?