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I want to importprunedfunds for addresses related to the wallet (with the help of scantxoutset) on a pruned node. The problem is raw transactions are needed for this. I found there were some attempts to implement this functionality in Bitcoin Core which never got merged though. What other workarounds could be used without syncing the full blockchain or using third party APIs?

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  • As of the last release (0.20), you'd have to re-sync the block chain. – darosior Jun 9 '20 at 7:58
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    Does this answer your question? How do I get old blocks while running a pruned node? – pinhead Jun 9 '20 at 13:49
  • @pinhead That's definitely interesting, but I wonder if it's possible with just Bitcoin Core, without using a different implementation. – leshik Jun 10 '20 at 14:31
  • Conceptually yes but not with today's Bitcoin Core. A key component of BIP157 Neutrino wallets is downloading arbitrary blocks from the network, you could look in to that. It's not as much about using an alternative consensus implementation as it is just writing an application. – pinhead Jun 10 '20 at 14:47

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