How do lightweight nodes and SPV wallets calculate balances?

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Can they do it? Or they "talk" to a full node for that purpose and are used only for mining purposes?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

evannemo

Posted 2019-08-23T01:23:00.350

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See BIP37: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0037.mediawiki SPV nodes receive transactions from full nodes that match a filter pattern.

– pinhead – 2019-08-23T06:04:35.917

And how do they calculate balances? I read what you posted and I can't understand a word. – evannemo – 2019-08-23T12:12:16.053

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Possible duplicate of What is an SPV client?. See How is a wallet's balance computed. Answers to your other questions are: Yes, Yes, No.

– RedGrittyBrick – 2019-08-23T13:41:07.160

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