Floresta v0.3.0: Utreexo-Powered Electrum Server Implementation
Floresta is a user-friendly and resource-efficient implementation of an Electrum Server.
To make running a Bitcoin node accessible to everyone, I created the “Floresta” project - a user-friendly and resource-efficient implementation of an Electrum Server that allows even novice users to run the software.
This setup offers significant improvements over a setup with Bitcoin Core + Electrum Personal Server (EPS).
It requires significantly less disk I/O and disk space than even a pruned node + EPS.
This setup is intended for users who do not have the necessary resources for running a full node with EPS, and only need a compact node.
If you are okay with the tradeoffs of assumeUTXO, you can have an assumeUtreexo full node running on your smartphone.
This is a remarkable development because it was not possible before.
This software is continuously being developed, and there is still a long way to go in terms of improving its code quality, testing procedures, and anti-DoS measures.