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Question: Is running a full Bitcoin node worth it?
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Don't really care, leave it to the pros (i.e. services, corporations/companies, etc.)

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September 12, 2016, 10:36:31 PM
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For an average user, is the trouble of running and maintaining a full client worth it?

For me, considering that it requires a ton of storage space and considerable bandwidth (at first), plus electricity, I'd rather use SPV.
What about you?
For the average person, probably not. There simply isn't a good enough tradeoff when it comes down to it, and having a full suite set up doesn't really mean anything for most people and it really isn't necessary. If there are some people who are dedicated enough to run the full setup then let them, but the average person shouldn't be concerned with such things and they should just use whatever else they'd have.
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September 12, 2016, 10:42:01 PM
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for me it is better to use the cloud system. it will be easier in the maintenance and use of bitcoin in full.

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September 12, 2016, 10:44:22 PM
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It's definitely worth it as it gives me a great feeling that I can help to keep the network a bit more decentralized. I am however only running my full node for like 12 hours a day. That's mainly due to the fact that when I am using my PC and have the client running, that it slows down everything. That's why the full node only runs when I am not on my PC.

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