Questions tagged [full-node]

Nodes that fully verify all of the rules of Bitcoin. The most popular software implementation of full nodes is called Bitcoin Core.

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Does every node has a whole copy of the blockchain?

As i read here, in a blockchain "each node the has a copy of all transactions ever made". This to me seems impossible, bitcoin exists for a long time, and the memory size of the intere blockchain ...
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Can bitcoind and btcd share a datadir?

I've already fully synced the blockchain with btcd, can I point bitcoind at the same datadir and use its contents?
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Can a node broadcast a valid signed raw transaction while still syncing?

Built and signed a native bech32 UTXO, but when I attempt to broadcast from my testnet node using the command sendrawtransaction it returns "missing inputs". I don't have the private keys in my wallet,...
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Is it actually possible to install Bitcoin full node on a Raspberry Pi 3B+?

A Raspberry Pi 3B+ has only 1GB of ram and this official Bitcoin Core page shows that minimum requirement is 2GB ram and 200 GB storage with 100MB/s read and write speed. But I see a lot of articles ...
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can i run a full node on a laptop without a 3rd party router?

i am using verizon fios and have attemped to connect to full node. verizon said that i can n0t do it on their router and would need to purchase a 3rd party router and daisy chain to theirs. Any ...
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Blockchain Explorer for local full node

I would like to build my own blockchain explorer because I have found that using the API's of 3rd party blockchain explorers only gives me around 2 or 3 requests per second. Does an open source ...
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I get invalid argument error when running bitcoin-cli -getnetworkinfo, and a few other parameters

So I have bitcoind -daemon running and it appears to be generating the blockchain. keeps saying Potential stale tip detected, will try using extra outbound peer... The issue is I run bitcoin-cli ...
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Please take a look at my server print out to see if all looks well or if the repeating errors mean something is wrong

So it is not clear to me if my bitcoin server is syncing and all is fine or if the "potential stale tip detected, will retry extra outbound " message means I have to do something. Searching for that ...
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Types of onion address

I'm running a bitcoin core full node with Tor and I've configured a hidden service for that. The point is: bitcoin core log shows me an onion address which is very smaller than the one I found in /var/...
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difference between inbound and outbound connection

I'm running a bitcoin full node (bitcoin core) via Tor. I noticed I have only outbound connections (using maxconnections=16 in the conf file), but not even an inbound one. So which is exactly the ...
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Syncing blockchain with prune enabled

I'm syncing a node with prune enabled. Will it download the whole blockchain and then prune to my given settings after, or does it prune as it syncs? I'm currently 34.85% synced Blockchain directory ...
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Electrum-personal-server isn't seeing any historical transactions; using a Trezor

I followed the instructions in the Electrum Personal Server guide. I know that the transactions are there because I checked wallet.trezor.io. But none are showing up in Electrum. I have run --rescan. ...
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Can I run a bitcoin full node on my laptop and use a external hard drive to store the blockchain?

I tried setting the datadir=/Volumes/BLOCKCHAIN (which is the path to my external drive). Then I ran bitcoind and this is the end of the output, right before it kicks my drive out and gives me a Bus ...
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Was the first full node IP address Satoshi's and how did shim hide it?

It is not surprising that people assume Satoshi used ToR when scouring the internets however if my understanding is correct in order for someone to run a full node they need to provide their IP ...
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Local balance query for Bitcoin address

I would like to be able to query the balance of an address (not belonging to me). The data should come from a fully synced bitcoin full node inside the local LAN and I do not want to query any api ...
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Do local nodes work across crypto types?

Newbie to all of this, hoping you can help with what is probably a "duh" question. I'll keep it brief, though: if I download the blockchain using the instructions given for the Bitcoin GUI, will I be ...
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Running multiple bitcoin instances on same server system

I wish to run multiple instances of bitcoind on my server to support highly read intensive RPC applications. Following links: how to run multiple bitcoind node on one server? Running Multiple Full ...
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Will the size of Bitcoin core full-node be too big to run on a normal computer?

I am a Bitcoin enthusiast, with no background knowledge in computer science and cryptography. I once ran Bitcoin core on my laptop but realized that it occupied too much space in my computer. I ...
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What are some affordable options for running a full node?

I would like to start running a full node so I can start building bitcoin/lightning applications, but my laptop doesn't have the storage to do so. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can ...
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Bitcoin network resources requirement

Supposing we are alone, could it be possible to run the whole bitcoin network and full capacity of it (maximum transaction per second by different peer) on a low end computer, and how can someone ...
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Bloom Filter Response Processing In terms of Full-node

A SPV node have to work somethings to see whether his transaction is exist or not. Construct his filter with hash of transactions {his transactions, other1, other2, ..., otherN} filterload is filled ...
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Does rpcpassword need to be non-obvious in bitcoind?

I'm syncing a full BTC node onto an external hard drive, which I'm connecting to by USB. I've created a bitcoin.conf file which sets a very insecure rpcpassword. This is literally the only field I put ...
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No inbound connections on my bitcoin full node with TOR

Can someone connect to my running node? u3ob433qu3ebkmsu.onion:8333 I'm behind a CG-NAT so I've thought using TOR would solve my problem. I had my node running for hours but no inbound connections. ...
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Bitcoin API standard

I'm trying to implement a bitcoin full node while learning a new programming language, but I can't find the full set of public API that the full node has to expose. I assume the standard will be ...
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Acces Casa full node with Python

I have a bitcoin-core full node running and I want to access my node in Python, how can I retrieve the blockchain info?
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How could an attacker with more than 50% of full nodes hurt the bitcoin network the most? [duplicate]

According to Luke Dashjr's stats there are currently around 61.000 bitcoin nodes supporting the bitcoin network. https://luke.dashjr.org/programs/bitcoin/files/charts/historical.html What if an ...
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Possible to run a Lightning node on same computer as Bitcoin Core node?

I have a Windows 10 laptop that is running a full Bitcoin node using Bitcoin Core. Is it possible to also run a Lightning node on the same laptop simultaneously with the Bitcoin node?
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What role has bitcoin-init as a process?

I have set up a node on a RaspberryPi. When I check for active processes with top I see bitcoin-init occupying 50% of memory and 7% of CPU. I can check for bitcoind and it is active: bitcoin@...
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What are the ways of receiving transactions list via Bitcoin address?

My team challenges an issue. Trying to support Bitcoin wallets in a messenger app and staying user-friendly, we need transaction lists to be receivable quick and nice. So users would not die waiting. ...
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How to get total transactions on the network with RPC

I have seen no concrete answer to this question anywhere. I assume it is possible to get the total number of successful transactions on the bitcoin network using bitcoin-cli command because most ...
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How often does a node connect to a random node?

I'm trying to understand the likelihood that a node would connect to a sybil attacker, and the critical piece to this that I don't understand is: how often does a bitcoin node connect to a random node ...
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Does Electrum reveal a wallets public key to Electrum Servers?

When Electrum Bitcoin wallet queries a random Electrum Server does it send the public key to the server or does it send a batch of addresses to check? For instance, after setting up Electrum Personal ...
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Can't inititate network handshake with my full node

I am running a custom Python script to initiate network handshakes with other nodes. While testing the code I decided to initiate an handshake with my own node but I am getting a timeout error. ...
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Under what circumstances will a full node disconnect a peer?

I know a full node will disconnect from a node if that node "misbehaves". For example, a node's connection will be dropped if it sends too many messages that don't follow the rules (what rules?) and ...
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Why isn’t connecting to your own local node a common feature for Bitcoin clients?

I come from the Monero community and connecting to my own local node running on my home PC is very simple whether it’s on the GUI, CLI or a mobile wallet. Why does Bitcoin not have the ability to do ...
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System requirements for running a Bitcoin Core node on testnet

What are the minimum systems requirements for running a Bitcoin Core full node on testnet?
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bitcoin full nodes vs simplified payment verification

Why do individual nodes run "full nodes" that keep track of the entire blockchain whereas mechants can get away with "lite node" that implements "simplified payment verification" needing to examine ...
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How does 1ML measure the availability ranking of nodes?

If there is an 1ML Node Rank ranking explanation anywhere ? My node is online 99.9% but "Availability" dropped down from 700 to 4000 in last 3 months. :( I guess this is somehow associated with the ...
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Bcoin initial blockchain sync progress isn't saved

I'm using bcoin and it's class FullNode to run a full Bitcoin Node. Here's the configuration: const node = new bcoin.FullNode({ prefix: '/mnt/d/bcoin', network: 'testnet', ...
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How to accept bitcoin and giving each user a unique address amd automatic withdrawal

I want to create a website when users on singing up will get a unique address and after getting my websites service,they can withdrawal the money also automatically. Is that bitcoin integration free ? ...
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Do Full Nodes validate all transactions and make new blocks after all bitcoin are mined?

Do Full Nodes validate all transactions after all bitcoin are mined? A fork of bitcoin core with all coins pre mined would be behaving in this way too I'd imagine..? Also, would these nodes still ...
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HTC Exodus - New phone Capable To Run Full BTC Nodes - is this possible?

https://mashable.com/article/htc-exodus-1s-blockchain-phone/?europe=true Hello people. I read about the above linked article on a new HTC blockchain-capable smartphone. Now my 2 questions are: 1)...
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Where is the code which rejects transactions with insuffisent balance?

Simple question but I can’t find the answer again. Where is the code which rejects transactions when the value of inputs is below the value of outputs (because I think to recall that check works like ...
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Running Bitcoin (core dameon full-node) on IPFS vs NFS?

I've tried running numerous Bitcoin daemon's concurrently over an NFS solution (namely LizardFS) using XFS instead of ext4. It only reached about 60% of its potential before all daemon's crashed. This ...
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Is it possible to get the full list of synced nodes ɪᴘ on the network?

There are many website like https://bitnodes.earn.com/ but I’m failing to understand if they collect nodes from compulsory submission on the web interface for statistics purposes only or they use a ...
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How can a person reasonably prove they're running a full node?

I mean running themselves in a computer they control and not just fetching blockchain data from a public blockchain API or something like that. I imagine that may be impossible, but there could at ...
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Is 10K full nodes enough to bitcoin to avoid 51% attack?

As I know bitcoin has about 10K full nodes. And the question is in my mind is that: This number is not huge! If someone has 6K servers, Can control the bitcoin via 51% attack? I was thinking if ...
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Move a Bitcoin full node running on Raspberry-Pi3 from the current microSD to another microSD

I have a fully syncronized full node with TOR The blockchain is stored on an external hard disk. The operative system is a Raspian What I have to do to move it to another microSD with operative ...
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Neutrino enables full mining nodes without storing the entire chain?

in follow-up to thread 85203: With a fully implemented Neutrino (BIP 157/8) in Bitcoin, would it enable one to operate a MINING Node without having to use/store the entire gigabytes of blockchain ...
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api limit workaround

Are there any ways to avoid limitation for api calls (5/sec)? I need the info about transactions and balance (of certain account), UTXOs and the ability to broadcast my transaction. Currently I am ...