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I am using an application and WordPress that allows people to pay with Bitcoin in a small multi vendor marketplace for trading hobby items.

The plugin that I'm using is recommending that I run a full Bitcoin node? I don't think I need to, but how does someone do that with a small SSD?

Can you prune and simultaneously download? Is there a blockchain light I don't know about.

I don't want to be running a $60 vps just because of the chain

Thanks!!

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Yes, pruning will reduce disk space needs to a few GB. The whole block chain will still be downloaded (which may cost you something in bandwidth charges), but old blocks will be discarded as you go.

See How can I run bitcoind in pruning mode?

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