Does Bitcoin handle the case where all nodes are pruned?

How a new node would get the full Blockchain?


If all nodes were pruned a new node would keep making connections looking for an unpruned peer forever and fail to sync. If instead almost all were pruned it would simply take a longer time than today to get connected to them and start syncing.

  • There are not kind of master nodes that don't allow purning, to help avoid "fail to sync"? – Ssd Feb 26 '19 at 10:18
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    I don't understand how you think that would work... If your name begins with "A" you would only be permitted by the UN to run a non-pruned node? :) In practice this isn't a concern today because only a few percent of nodes are pruned. – G. Maxwell Feb 26 '19 at 17:36

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