Light Clients are essential when considering the hurdles cryptocurrency faces with mass adoption. Most crypto users do not have the necessary tools to run a full node. Running a full node means having a strong processor, electricity costs, and potentially hundreds of gigabytes of memory to store the entire blockchain.
- NIPoPoWs enable Ergo to build a mobile SPV client that only needs around 100KB of block headers to be downloaded. Verifying whether a transaction happened on the blockchain becomes simplified, enabling users to interact with the blockchain using more efficient and convenient mobile wallets.
- NIPoPoWs can also be used to create a Pruned Full-Node using UTXO Set Snapshots.