I would try to use a cryptocurrency for the first time and I decided to start with ZCash.
I installed ZecWallet and this software are trying to sync with the blockchain.
I read that this blockchain is about 22GB, I see that software has already used about 40GB of internet data (I’ve not infinite data with my internet plan), but it wrote just less than 10GB on my hard-disk.
Till now I believed that blockchain is just a big standard file for computers and that it could be downloaded as every file, I mean I thought I should download 22GB.
I’m curious, why is not so simple? In this moment written/downloaded ratio is about 1:4, could I expect to download about other 50GB before complete sync? Thank you