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How Do I use the prune option on bitcoin core? [duplicate]

How Do I use the prune option on bitcoin core ? as it is taking forever to sync
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Does anyone know how to enable “Massively Reduced Disk Usage for Wallets” feature in Bitcoin Core 0.12.0? [duplicate]

Based on the release note https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/02/23/release-0.12.0/. Users will be able to run a full node while only storing around 2GB of data. What should I do to enable this feature ...
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I made a Bitcoin Core deposit and don't have a big enough HDD to download data [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone can help me. I downloaded bitcoin core (not realising you have to download all bitcoin data with it) and I am on a mac so I don't have enough disk space to complete the download (...
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Disable Downloading the entire blockchain using Bitcoin core? [duplicate]

I know bitcoin core by default downloads the entire blockchain, but is there a stripped down version that isn't 60+gb big? I need to be able to create addresses and label each one for specific usage ...
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bit coin wallet full node storage management [duplicate]

How do you cut down the space of the full nodes downloaded by the bit coin wallet app.what is purning and how does it effect the storage space
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Where is the data folder for Bitcoin-Qt?

Where can I find the blockchain, wallet.dat, etc. on each of the operating systems Bitcoin-Qt supports?
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Where is the configuration file of Bitcoin-Qt kept?

I keep getting this error: EXCEPTION: N5boost16exception_detail10clone_implINS0_19error_info_injectorINS_15 program_options26invalid_config_file_syntaxEEEEE the options configuration file contains an ...
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Why does Bitcoin store all transaction inputs and outputs, instead of just an “account/balance” ledger?

From what I can tell, the Ethereum blockchain just stores accounts and balances - why did the original Bitcoin developers choose the method of storing all transactions for validation instead of just ...
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How explicitly can the blockchain be pruned?

How can the blockchain be pruned? If the blockchain is tamper-proof thus cannot be changed, how can the data be removed? Please be as explicit as possible.
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Is there a way to run bitcoind without being a full node?

I want to be able to run bitcoind on a VPS I rented, but I neither have good bandwidth nor RAM so I do not want to be a full node. How would I go about configuring things so that I can run bitcoind ...
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Do I need to keep all blocks when running Bitcoin Core?

Do I need to keep all blocks, from block 0 up to the current one, when running Bitcoin Core, either as a full node or not? Or can I just keep the more recent blocks to save space?
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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

I was wondering 2 things: How to set up cgminer to mine without a pool? If if I am successful solving the block how do I claim it / send to my Bitcoin wallet? I don't have a huge 'rig'. I know you ...
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Size of the blockchain after pruning

What is the size of the blockchain stored on a user harddrive after pruning has occurred?
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Is pruning transaction history implemented in Satoshi's bitcoin client?

The original bitcoin paper suggests a method to discard old transactions. One should compute the Merkle Tree of the entire transaction history, and store only part of the tree. However, I didn't ...
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Is there a (potential) “Blockchain size problem”, and what solutions are available?

As more and more Bitcoin transactions are produced, the growth of the Blockchain may well, one day, become a problem for systems which want (need?) to store the whole blockchain. Storage usage Client ...

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