Commit 4b6513db authored by Justin Ehrenhofer's avatar Justin Ehrenhofer

Update 2019-02-01-pruning.md

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For Bitcoin, many people discuss pruning in the context of intermediary transactions. For example, suppose Alice sends Bob 1 BTC, and then Bob sends this to Charlie. The blockchain would record records of transactions A -> B and B -> C. However, since Alice can no longer spend her funds, it's less important to retain this information. Therefore, nodes can prune this information with a relatively high level of safety. Other nodes on the network would step in if something malicious occurs.
This above example does not apply to Monero, since we do not know when money is spent. However, Monero nodes can prune a lot of other unnecessary information. This includes ring signature data that isn't essential to prevent double-spends. While the Monero blockchain can theoretically be pruned far further than this release enables, more testing is needed to test these limits.
This above example does not apply to Monero, since we do not know when money is spent. However, Monero nodes can prune a lot of other unnecessary information. This includes ring signature data that isn't essential to prevent double-spends. While the Monero blockchain can theoretically be pruned far further than this release enables, more testing is needed to push these limits.
### Pruning Savings
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