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Is there any interest in a BCH relay node?

This would be a node that could be spun up instantly and would start accepting and relaying blocks from a specified block height.
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It would do basic checks, but not transaction validation, so it wouldn't be robust as full node, but very low cost to run. It would keep the blocks it saw for rpc access, but also be
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Couldn't it be used by bad actors for spam TX amplification? If it doesn't know if the TX is valid, then it someone could make TXs with no funds in the address & so for no cost.
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Yes, i was taking a more detailed look at it today, and you're right, there would be no way for it to validate trxs, so it couldn't relay those without spam and getting banned. It
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| could act as a block relay, but without the mempool trxs, it would be slow. I'm going to shelve it for now.
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| prunable. It would also maintain and relay current mempool transactions once up to date.

It'll be useful for spinning up Member servers, and I'm wondering if there are any other
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| uses people can think of?

I'm looking at using the bcoin/bcash javascript node to build from.
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