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refers to Simplified Payment Verification, a scheme by which thin clients can check whether the network trusts a transaction.

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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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Unused Output Tree in the Blockchain

I have been reading about the security of thin clients and I came across the section that discusses the proposal of Unused Output Tree in the Block chain. Unused Output Tree in the Block chain (UOT)...
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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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How can I run a light (SPV) node on Linux?

I tried to sync the blockchain and, though I have ample free disk space (>500 GB on my computer, the chain is ~265) I've been having a hard time. So, how can I use an SPV node to send transactions and/...
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Bitcoin SPV not able to fetch transactions

I am developing a Bitcoin wallet SPV and using 3rd party SDK for the same. However, I tried to create wallet and it gets successfully created and I can also restore those wallets but amount and ...
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How do lightweight nodes and SPV wallets calculate balances?

Can they do it? Or they "talk" to a full node for that purpose and are used only for mining purposes? Thanks in advance for your answers.
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Why a specific bitcoin value of a tx message appears in source IP address and then comes to same IP address as the destination address?

Sometime back, I created two wallets on two distinct cellphones. I sent a specific bitcoin value (A bitcoin) from one cellphone to another one. During this process, I captured the entire traffic. ...
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Curl bitcoin protocol for learning?

I'm trying to understand bitcoin RPC Peer to Peer protocol to implement SPV on a web-application that should receive crypto payments. The problem is that on the examples I found, examples are about ...
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What's the distinction between BIP 157 and BIP 158? Are they supported by Bitcoin Core?

BIP 157 and BIP 158 are both concerned with Compact Block filters. What is the distinction between them, and which of them does Bitcoin Core currently support?
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Do SPV nodes sync “headers-first”?

Headers-first sync is defined somewhat by BIP 130 and expanded upon with compact block relay in BIP 152. I believe this is the commit in which it was added to Bitcoin Core. The result is that Bitcoin ...
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How to setup a testnet full node on Windows 10?

I'm trying to implement an SPV and I'd like to test it on a testnet full node but can't really understand how to do it from what I've found.
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Lightning node on a Bitcoin SPV

is there a way to run a Lightning node on a Bitcoin SPV node at the moment? I've read that both lnd and c-lightning need a Bitcoin Fullnode at this time. This might seem ignorant but i don't want to ...
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How do I connect my `bcoin` wallet to `bitcoind`?

I have bitcoind running in regtest mode. I want to connect my bcoin wallet to it and retrieve all UTXOs relevant to the sender's address. How can I do that?
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How to create an application which constructs a transaction using `bcoin` (javascript)?

I am new to development. I am working on a project and I am trying to use bcoin. I want to create an application which has a UI, where the user will be asked to enter Destination address and amount. ...
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Why should SPV nodes operate on the P2P network?

I understand there are advantages for the SPV client to acquire header-chain and subsequent inclusion proofs over the p2p network: Peer discovery P2P node interface is public Reuse of P2P messaging ...
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How does an SPV client forms a transaction which is then Broadcasted?

As per my understanding, an SPV client only keeps a track of the block headers in its own database. So when a user tries to send bitcoins using that particular SPV client, how is the transaction ...
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How could a lightweight wallet determine the validity of 0-conf transaction?

I found that a lot of people are interested about security of 0-confirmation payments. But, it seems that most discussions focused on double-spending (like broadcasting two or more conflicting-but-...
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Is the idea of fraud proofs possible in reality?

I once read this on Twitter, which is said by Luke Dashjr, a Core dev: The original design was to have full nodes create proofs of invalid blocks, to alert SPV nodes to them. SPV nodes would then ...
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SPV node in local machine [duplicate]

I have fullnode in my local machine, I'd like to have SPV node to understand how SPV works with merkle tree. With Bitcoin Core 0.17.1 I can have only full node?
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Could bitcoind support SPV mode by setting different args

There are multi nodes type could be used in bitcoin network. Could bitcoind support running different types of nodes by different sets of args? I found many discussion here, but seems no clear ...
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Arbitrary access to already confirmed transactions

This link mentions that "[getdata] can be used to retrieve transactions, but only if they are in the memory pool or relay set - arbitrary access to transactions in the chain is not allowed..." But ...
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SPV clients querying the full node

Is there a way currently where an SPV client can send a TxID to a full node which is present in the UTXO set of the full node and have the full node not scan its entire blockchain to fetch the ...
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SPV clients and full nodes

Suppose an SPV client goes offline at block X (meaning it has block headers until block X) and then comes back online when the blockchain is at block Y. At that point, it needs to resynchronise its ...
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Light clients transaction verification

How does a light node know which block its transaction got included in? Say a light node sends out a transaction spending its UTXO. Does it get some sort of notification when its transaction is mined ...
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How to get output linked to input in SPV node?

We're working on bitcoin SPV wallet. After setting bloom filter, we only get merkle blocks, and transactions that match the hashes we set plus some false positives. If a transaction is where we SEND ...
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How to make a persistent SPV wallet? (bcoin)

I created a wallet on a SPV node. The wallet is initialized from a mnemonic. After receiving some transactions, the wallet's balance looks like: { account: -1, tx: 3, coin: 3, unconfirmed: 136300, ...
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How does supporting additional 'Address Chains' impact resource usage for an SPV wallet?

On Reddit I encountered a user claiming that implementing Segwit support for an SPV wallet would require supporting an 'additional address chain', but I'm not sure what exactly that entails. I would ...
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Can SPV clients offer “proof of absence” of a transaction?

So light SPV clients give the user the ability to obtain merkle proofs (from a full node) that a given transaction is included in a block. Is there some cryptographic mechanism by which an SPV client ...
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How exactly does SPV work?

Here is what I have so far: A mobile connects to a node using rpc. The mobile then asks the node, to give him a set of transactions for a set of public keys. The node, then looks for any ...
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How is the Leaf node weakness in Merkle Trees exploitable?

Recently a weakness in leaf nodes of merkle trees was disclosed and it is claimed that this issue is exploitable to trick SPV nodes. How does the weakness make SPV nodes vulnerable to attack? What ...
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My spv node received in a nTx = 2 in headers message

I am coding an spv node for dogecoin. I am syncing the headers and I am exceping to have nTx=0 for all the headers received but for one of the headers i have a nTx = 2 and some weird data following... ...
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does bcoin support simplified payment verification (SPV)?

Does bcoin support simplified payment verification (SPV)? I can't seem to find anything about it online
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Who gives SPV nodes merkle path to do validation for small subset of transaction?

From Mastering bitcoin: Merkle trees are used extensively by SPV nodes. SPV nodes don’t have all transactions and do not download full blocks, just block headers. In order to verify that a transaction ...
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What are the proposed solution for SPV scaling?

Apart from Client Side filtering, are there any other solutions regarding how to scale light clients? Maybe having centralised services hold the UTXO list, the problem would then be how to anonymise ...
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On SPV clients and Segwit

An article released by Blockstream claims that after Segwit, SPV clients can verify that transactions have been accepted by the network without having to download the signatures/witness-data. I'm ...
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If 30% of the network are malicious, how many nodes would an SPV need to connect to, to be sure?

If we assume that 30% of the network is malicious and colluding together to trick an SPV client, by telling him wrong information. How many random connections would the SPV client, need to connect to ...
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SPV Wallets vs API Wallets - Pragmatic

From what I know, the only advantage of an SPV node compared to a API Node, is the increase in privacy. SPV nodes take up more bandwidth, in order to stay synced with the current chain and in some ...
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State of privacy-preserving light clients

Currently, it is trivial to operate a SPV wallet in Bitcoin at the cost of a lot of privacy due to the necessity to connect to full nodes that offer SPV services. Neutrino, currently being worked on ...
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Bitcoin wallet on smart phone drains battery a lot?

I downloaded Android Bitcoin Wallet (version 6.17) on my android phone, and realized that the app drains battery a lot. The system showed 40% of battery was used to the wallet. Does anyone have same ...
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What is the difference between an SPV wallet and an API wallet?

I understand what an api wallet is, but I'm unfamiliar with what an SPV wallet details. I'd like a technical explanation on what an SPV wallet is, how it differs from traditional thin clients and how ...
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Query publicly available full nodes

I don't want to run a full node yet, but I want to build an application. How and what do I use to query publicly available nodes? What nodes besides blockchain.info are publicly available for me to ...
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Deserializing merkleblock message

I've been struggling the past couple of days to deserialize a merkleblock message. I'm writing a go app that uses the bitcoin rpc client to call gettxoutproof, but only need the merkle proof (array of ...
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how does a node searches a transaction among various blocks in blockchain?

Let me express what I have got to know about blockchain and where am I stuck. Transactions are stored in the form of merkel trees inside a block. (I know how a merkel tree is made). A merkel root is ...
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How could the Bitcoin protocol be modified so that pruned nodes could still participate in BIP 37 SPV?

According to Jameson Lopp (https://www.coindesk.com/spv-support-billion-bitcoin-users-sizing-scaling-claim/), allowing pruned nodes to advertise that they support BIP 37 would be impossible without "...
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Bitcoin full clients checks all the blockchain every time they receive bloom filter?

I assume that an spv client like bitcoinJ requested transactions related to the client one week before and the client has been offline for a week. When the spv client come online, does it just request ...
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How do SPV clients apply a new block?

SPV (lightweight) users do not have a chain. (Well, some SPV users have a fraction of the full chain, but some SPV users only have block headers. Am I correct?) If a block is created by a miner and a ...
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Why does Electrum's SPV require proprietary servers?

What does an Electrum server do that a regular Core full node doesn't do? If the wallet downloads block headers and verifies transactions using SPV and bloom filters, why does it require special ...
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BTG wallet or exchange with BIP39 seed import

Can anyone recommend a Bitcoin Gold exchange or SPV wallet for Linux that supports importing wallets from a BIP39 seed? The best I’ve found so far is a fork of Electrum that supports BTG for Windows ...
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Segwit2x/btc1 block header changes: wipeout protection for SPV nodes?

Are there any current plans for segwit2x/btc1 to change the block header in a backward-incompatible way, either permanently or with a signal block (e.g., "hard fork bit"), before it goes live? This is ...
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What indexes does a Bitcoin Core node maintain to serve Bloom-filtered requests and SPV peers?

The Wiki makes this statement: It [getdata message] can be used to retrieve transactions, but only if they are in the memory pool or relay set - arbitrary access to transactions in the chain is not ...