What is bitcoin full node

Nitin Gurbani
Dec 20, 2016 · 1 min read
  1. Bitcoin mining is different than running bitcoin fullnode, there is no incentive involved in running bitcoin full node

2. in layman term you can think bitcoin full node is like seeding your torrent.

3. As seeding in torrent helps to maintain health of file in torrent, running full node helps in bitcoin network health.

4. Bitcoin Full node downloads all blocks and it verifies all blocks hash to its previous block,

5. As full node verify all blocks and you are the owner, you can blindly trust data of your full node.

6. Various bitcoin implementation are available like bitcoinecore, bitcoind, btcd

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