Questions tagged [blockchain-size]

Discussion of the size of the Monero blockchain present and future plus the implications thereof.

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How to compute block weight?

To compute fees we need the median block weight for 100 blocks (AFAIK). I was wondering how exactly is the block weight computed? Is it just the sum of weights of all of its transactions? Or are other ...
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How long would it take to get the monero blockchain size to over 100 GB and 200 GB at today's usage rate?

Currently the monero blockchain is about 70 GB as of 2019 May 14. Assuming monero usage rates stay the same, how long would it take to hit 100 GB and 200 GB blockchain size? Also I read that if ...
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Post-upgrade issue: blockheight stuck at 1546200 [duplicate]

So I've been follwing the official upgrade guide (posted here and on getmonero.org.) I have updated my binaries, PGP-verified them. Now my issue is that when I have a monero-wallet-cli session open, ...
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Is there a monero pruned blockchain mode like how bitcoin core has a pruned blockchain?

Monero's blockchain is almost 50GB as of March 2018 and my laptop doesn't have that much space to spare anymore. Is there a pruned version of the monero blockchain?
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What’s the difference between sharding and pruning?

In the context of blockchain size manageability, I have seen both the terms sharding and pruning mentioned. Sharding mostly for Monero, and pruning mostly for Aeon. What is the exact difference ...
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Bootstrapping Monero blockchain via clearnet? [duplicate]

I have reasonably recent MacBookPro but the fans and CPU (Activity Monitor) are working hard. I still have some blocks to sync: Tried obtaining more info about the blockchain size: How much time to ...
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Its 2017-09 the monero blockchain is 21 GB, what proposed ways are there to reduce this size?

The monero blockchain is 21GB as of 2017-09 on version .11 What ways are there to reduce this block size down the line? Wasn't RingCT suppose to make things smaller moving forward? Is it possible ...
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Running monero in its own virtualbox, performance issues?

I'm looking to run monero inside a ubuntu virtualbox vs having it run in the open with other apps around. From a security perspective, this should be safer. Since I'm not mining, what performance ...
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Size requirements for different “pieces” of a Monero transaction

What are the different pieces of a transaction that take up precious bytes on the blockchain (range proof, MLSAG, inputs, outputs, ECDH, keys, TX extra, other)? How much space do they take up (in ...
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Do you have to download the entire monero blockchain when using the core wallet? And how big is it?

As of July 2017, how big is the monero blockchain download and do you have to download the entire thing?
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Can ring signatures be aggregated in blocks to save blockchain space?

Monero is using borromean signatures right now but would ring signatures be able to be aggregated like schnorr signatures to help save space?
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Does the new v5 hardfork low fee option create a risk for blockchain bloat?

I understand the only thing limiting people from inserting, for example, a 180MB FLAC encoded recording of The Sign into the tx-extra field in a Monero transaction is the high fees they pay per kb. ...
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Why is there a penalty on large block sizes?

What problem is the block size penalty trying to solve? If it is just an anti-spam system, aren't there more efficient solutions? Let's say there are 100 transactions waiting to be included in the ...
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How would sharding work in Monero to help with scaling?

I heard some monero developers talk about sharding to help manage the size of the blockchain. Sharding is where every node only hold a small pieces of the blockchain to help deal with blockchain size ...
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How fast is the blockchain growing?

how fast is the the blockchain growing in MB/day or GB/month etc and what is the current blockchain size?
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How scalable and decentralized can a block chain currency be? [closed]

The Monero Website mentions these features (besides others): Scalability Decentralization Yet still any full participant needs to see all transactions which are included in the central block chain (...
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What does 'dynamically scalable' mean?

I heard this term being used in a monero promo video I saw on Reddit but don't know what it means. Something to do with the size of the blocks maybe?
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Blockchain size on hard drive?

What is the current blockchain size in gigabytes and is there a service that regularly reports this statistic?
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Is the blockchain size on disk smaller with v0.10.0?

The release notes for version v0.10.0 announce "major space saving gains for the blockchain, despite the performance improvements". How big are these saving gains ?
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How much time to have blockchain synced?

I am wondering if there's a command to predict / calculate how much time does bitmonerod.exe still need for a blockchain fully synced. Currently its 404321/1133160 and my network usually has a ...
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Byte Size of other cryptonote network blockchains

Is there a resource to see the byte size of other cryptonote network blockchains, such as Monero, Aeon, Boolberry, and more As many cryptonote networks have the codebase that puts the entire ...
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Is it viable to attack Monero by artificially bloating blocks and make it harder to run a full node due to the increased blockchain burden?

A lot of small block proponents defend their stance by reasoning that an artificial cap is necessary to prevent spamming, and thus bloating the blockchain. How effective is Monero's mechanisms at ...
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Are criticisms of Monero's blockchain bloat substantiated? [closed]

One of the more seemingly legitimate criticisms of Monero is that the blockchain is susceptible to bloat due to its ring signatures. Are these criticisms valid, or do other coins have similar ...
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What contributions (if any) are there to the overall blockchain size, other than the actual transaction sizes?

Given that the median transaction sizes are so similar between Monero and Bitcoin (see this question), what other contributions are there to the overall blockchain size (e.g. database overheads or ...
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Blockchain database file size variance by Operating System

I have a full node on both an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and a Windows 10 device. Why is the database file containing blockchain a different size on each OS?