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Your metaphor putting luggage in an empty train and someone in the next station opens the door and gets the bags out is actually quite accurate because that's basically whats happening. Except that nobody gets the bags out. Somebody just takes a look at the content of the bags. The bags stay in the train forever. Until a snapshot. Where everything in ...


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A snapshot is designed to reduce the size of the tangle to reduce memory burden on nodes. It does this by pruning historical addresses and transactions and saving a baseline of balances at the time of the snapshot. In order to do this, it prunes the old data, which means from the perspective of the snapshotted node, it is gone. However, there is no ...


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All the data will remain in the Tangle. If one could take out the dataset one could change the data and you will never know. By leaving it in the Tangle and distributing it you can always be sure you recieved the original data. In an older blog post David Sønstebø stated: Tangle — the permissionless distributed ledger of IOTA — solves this issue ...


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Snapshot are publicly available for download. For instance here : https://gist.github.com/paulhandy/5eda521316dec87011128c64722aa20c Additionnaly, there will be also Permanodes where the full history will be kept.


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I would not advice you to have a Full Node with less than 4GB of RAM at least. Also, to have it 24/7 is esential if you really wanna help the network and have a synced & usefull node. I can recommend a VPS from Contabo, used in this tutorial I wrote some time ago. It's working awesome and the pricing is convenient. We have several Full Nodes running with ...


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Iota uses POW to protect the tangle against abusive spamming. Spamming the network consume CPU/GPU power because you need to find the appropriate nonce for the spam transaction. Already today, it doesn't make economic sense to spam the tangle. Unfortunately, it is not enough to prevent abusive spamming completely. Spam can't be avoided, and despite the ...


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That is correct. Currently there is no official way to store data permanently in the tangle. However, the IF is working on so called "permanodes" which will store the transaction data infinetly. With the local snaphots coming soon, I presume it is up to the full node how long it will keep transaction data so probably it is possible for any full node to ...


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Addresses make up the composition of the tangle. When you send a transaction, whether its 0 IOTAs, 1000 IOTAs, has a tag, has data attached to it, everything you send gets stored at the address you send it to, and can be accessed there. Provided that the address has not been pruned in a snapshot, it is now permanently stored there in the tangle.


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