coingecko (thumbnail mini)
Continue in app
Track prices in real-time
coingecko (thumbnail mini)
Continue in app
Track prices in real-time
Now LIVE: Our 2022 Annual Crypto Report 📊 – Get a full overview & analysis of last year’s trends, across Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, NFT, Exchanges & more!

Full Node

By CoinGecko | Updated on Aug 12, 2021
Nodes are computers that verify the set of rules that are built into the protocols of a given cryptocurrency. In the context of Bitcoin, the software that allows a computer to act as a full node is called the Bitcoin Core. Once a computer's Bitcoin Core programme is fully synced with the network (downloaded all past history of the blockchain), it becomes ready to help verify all incoming future blocks, as well as provide data to other nodes as a full node.

Share this with a friend!

Related Terms

Software Development Kit (SDK)
It is a collection of software development tools in one package installation. It is designed to help developing applications for a specific device or operating system (OS).
Token Burn
An event in which tokens are verifiably removed permanently removed from circulation.
Non-custodial
It is a decentralized type-of-wallet, where the users owns its private keys.
ERC-20
ERC-20 is one of the most widely used token standards in Ethereum to create fungible, exchangeable tokens.
Hungry for more knowledge?
Back to Glossary or Subscribe to our newsletter.