I need to be able to verify messages and check that funds in wallets are valid and that the claimed owner possesses the private keys (hence checking messages signed).
I know that I need to be able to download and sync the whole blockchain so I will be getting at least a 1TB HDD.
Are there any other things that would be really needed to run it smoothly? I was thinking of a laptop with an i7-6700HQ processor and 16GB of ram.
Will this cut it?