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September 9, 2022
Easy Guide on Ethereum Full Node Vs Archive Node 


Ethereum is a blockchain-based decentralized platform with smart contract capabilities. As of the platform, ether is the native cryptocurrency. Being the second biggest blockchain network in the blockchain space, Ethereum has a lot of technicalities to understand as well. One of which is the nodes. 

Networks based on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) typically can run two types of nodes: a full node and an archive node. Let us take a deep dive into what exactly the nodes are and how they can help the Ethereum network in gaining scalability. In this blog, we will understand more about nodes and their types.  We are going to dive into some details on the difference between a full node and an archive node for networks such as Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) based ones. We will explore what they do differently from each other in terms of how data is stored onto their respective nodes within these blockchains which can then be used during any given time period if something happens where everyone needs information about previous transactions across all blocks ever created.

Understanding Nodes in an Ethereum 

Nodes are