Can blocks be removed from a Blockchain?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: BlockchainCan blocks be removed from a Blockchain?
Editor Staff asked 10 months ago

Can blocks be removed from a Blockchain?

1 Answers
Editor Staff answered 10 months ago

The removal of blocks from a blockchain entirely depends on how it is handled. It is not possible to manually remove a block. However, if it is lost, the blockchain generally tries to rebuild the database using other peers. Once they are verified, they can be deleted to lower the blockchain size as it is not required anyone to do normal operations. It can be re-downloaded again when needed. This process is known as pruning.