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September 19, 2015, 12:19:35 PM
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http://bitcoinist.net/raspberry-pi-2-touchscreen-lets-users-visually-monitor-bitcoin-node/

There are multiple ways for virtual currency enthusiasts to support the Bitcoin network. Not only can they spread the word about Bitcoin and try to “convert” as many people as possible, but there is also the option of running a Bitcoin node. In recent months, it has become clear the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is more than capable of running a Bitcoin node. With a touchscreen for this little device to be released soon, visually monitoring a Bitcoin node is just $60 USD away.

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September 20, 2015, 03:31:45 AM
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So its 60 bucks for the screen 40 bucks for the pi and then you still need a keyboard and mouse and power brick. oh and a USB hub in most cases. Why is this even a thing?

Amazon is coming out with a 50 dollar tables this winter.  Can you run a bitcoin node on android devices?

(I am a 1MB block supporter who thinks all users should be using Full-Node clients)
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September 20, 2015, 09:52:09 AM
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 Can you run a bitcoin node on android devices?

There's no reason why not in principle, but no-one's ever made a success of doing it (or even tried that I'm aware of).

With the upcoming Bitcoin 0.12, the wallet code recently got enabled to work with "pruned db" 's. That means you only have to verify the 50GB blockchain to initialise the node, once you've done that, you don't have to store that 50GB on the phone (it's 550MB minimum, most modern phones have easily got that much spare). And as most modern phones have faster/accessible WiFi/modem speeds also, running a Bitcoin wallet node in that mode is likely a decent match for the capabiltities of that class of device (but still more expensive on your data plan than the existing Android p2p wallet app).

The Bitcoin 0.12 codebase could be ported to a Bitcoin Core Android wallet app successfully. I'd be really happy to use that.

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