I started a new node from scratch with
monerod --prune-blockchain, so when the blockchain was finished syncing, it only took up about 35GB on disk. My understanding is that one of the main tradeoffs on running a pruned node is that it is not possible to mine from such a node; that mining requires the full blockchain.
However, I was perfectly able to connect the
monero-wallet-cli to this node and have it start generating hashes. I didn't think this was possible?
Do I have any incorrect assumptions here, or is this incorrect (or pointless) behavior of the daemon and wallet?