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Yes, there is still a need to wait for confirmations. Even in the absence of active attackers, there are many reasons the Bitcoin network could diverge, such as: Large scale internet routing issues - we've already seen these with BGP routes being incorrectly broadcast, leaving large chunks of the internet temporarily inaccessible from other large chunks. In ...


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From what I understand, a full node will download everything, verify everything first. Then only the pruning starts. Thus, the issue of inconsistent pruning does not arise. As off now, there is no common consensus on the UTXO sets. For example, up to block 500,000, the UTXO set is "XXXX". Just download "XXXX",it should be fine. I believe ...


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