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June 16, 2011, 03:50:34 AM
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I've been doing a lot of research on BTC over the last few days, and I have a question regarding the db...  If every transaction is recorded, and transferred to every bitcoin client, what is stopping the db from growing to astronomical levels?  Right now, bitcoin is in its infancy, and relatively unused, and there are over 130,000 blocks.  At 1k per block, that is 130 mb (math is hard).  So, in a couple years, assuming bitcoin grows and transactions become common place, what is stopping new clients from having to download a 130 gb db and eventually in the tb?
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https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability

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