Questions tagged [pruning]

Ability to avoid storing unnecessary data about prior transactions. For example one could use pruning to disable storing older transaction signatures on disk once they are verified. Archive nodes could be used to store the signatures disabled in the pruning branch.

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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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What kind of pruning techniques does AEON use?

AEON has a pruning branch. What kind of pruning is it? Is it just like Bitcoin pruning, or is there more to it?
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Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability?

Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability? If so, exactly what data can and cannot be pruned?
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How much larger are Monero transactions compared to the average Bitcoin transaction?

We know that because of the way Monero's privacy works, transactions are larger than a Bitcoin one, but how much larger on average are they compared to Bitcoin transactions? How will this affect the ...
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Can Ring Confidential Transactions Range Proofs be pruned?

RingCT adds a set of range proofs to each transaction. Can these be pruned? Would there be a need for "full nodes" which retain these proofs? If so, why?
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Does Mimblewimble have any relevance to new pruning ideas for Monero?

This Mimblewimble paper was introduced last month by Tom Elvis Jedusor. It appears that the system will not work with Bitcoin (on chain) The first thing we need to do is remove Bitcoin Script. ...
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How do I utilize blockchain pruning in the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?

According to the release notes GUI v0.14.1.0 includes blockchain pruning. How do I utilize this feature with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?