Questions tagged [utxo-committments]

Describes an idea to feature a digest of the full set of Unspent Transaction Outputs in blocks.

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Is backward syncing viable for full nodes?

Currently, Every Bitcoin Core full node has to download the whole blockchain at least once. This situation is even worse if pruning is enabled - the user has to download the whole gigantic blockchain ...
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Is reliance on a UTXO Set provided by other users dangerous?

One of the largest hurdles in my mind to increasing the number of full nodes operating is the startup cost related to downloading the blockchain. A similar but less important (in my mind) issue is ...