I am currently running a bitcoin node with prune=550.

The getBlockCount from $ bitcoin-cli getblockcount does not match https://blockexplorer.com/api/status?q=getBlockCount. As I understand it, the bitcoind is still syncing the node since the bitcoin-cli getblockcount is rising at a steady pace.

Will the getblockcount from a node running with prune=550 eventually match the official getblockcount?

  • Yes, because bitcoin-core must be rescan the network to build the actual status of blockchain Nov 21, 2019 at 14:16

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Yes, it will match. getblockcount is the number of blocks that you have already synced to, regardless of pruning.

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