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I keep my BTC in Bitcoin Core wallet. I would like to start using my BCC but full node is downloading whole blockchain. How can I avoid it?

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If you don't need a BCC full node, you can use an SPV wallet like Electrum (see instructions on BCC here).

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If you want to support BCC without downloading blockchain, there are two options.

1) Bitcoin ABC + pruning

Pruning allows your Bitcoin-Qt/BU/ABC to work as a node without downloading the entire blockchain.

See this on how to prune: Can Bitcoin-Qt be configured to trim the blockchain?

2) Electron Cash

Electron Cash is the changed version of Electrum SPV client with BCC support. As it's a SPV client, ----it won't download the entire blockchain-----, as change suggested by @Pieter Wuille, SPV clients do download the blockchain, they just don't store entire blocks, they keep only the required parts.

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    Pruning does not mean you don't download the chain; only that you don't store it after validation. Aug 2, 2017 at 15:00

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