Ethereum’s Blockchain Data Getting Close to 30GB

26 Jul


The people that prefer to have full control over their Ethereum (ETH) addresses by running a local node with a full copy of the Ethereum blockchain could soon start having free space issues as the storage requirements continue to grow at a rapid rate. The Ethereum blockchain data is already getting close to 30GB in size and thanks to the Ethereum Classic (ETC) you may need to make a copy, so another 30GB of data for the ETC local wallet and blockchain. It may not be that big of an issue if you keep a single large blockchain on your computer, but people that use local crypto currency wallets usually have multiple of these and with the already huge Bitcoin (BTC) data getting close to 85GB in size as well as a few other more established older altcoins the free space required on your hard drive or let alone SSD if you use one can be over in no time…

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2 Responses to Ethereum’s Blockchain Data Getting Close to 30GB


July 28th, 2016 at 01:33

Are there any good lite-clients out there that allow one to keep their own private key for their address but without having to run the entire chain?

Anon Crypto

March 28th, 2017 at 03:11

Can you share your source for the blockchain size data/statistics? Can’t find it on any of the eth data APIs. Thanks.

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