I know bitcoin core by default downloads the entire blockchain, but is there a stripped down version that isn't 60+gb big? I need to be able to create addresses and label each one for specific usage such as savings, spending 1, spending 2, etc.

  • 1
    Note that you'll still have to download it completely, you just don't keep it completely after verifying. If you don't download and verify, you don't have full node security.
    – Murch
    Oct 28 '16 at 17:05
  • so i still need 100Gb of space initially to download it then I can delete it? Oct 31 '16 at 14:23
  • No, it'll prune already while you're synchronizing. Don't manually delete it, you'd have to synchronize from scratch again. Start with -prune=<n>.
    – Murch
    Oct 31 '16 at 14:59
  • is there a setting in the bitcoin core gui to just set this option without having to manually create a bitcoin.conf file? also i dont even know where it should go in a win10 / win7 computer. Oct 31 '16 at 15:42