What is the current size of the blockchain? Is there a site that tracks this quantity in real time? I only see sporadic numbers around (e.g here), which seem to be calculated from someone already running a node. Yet, for someone not currently running a node (and perhaps interested in running one), this method is unhelpful.

Also, I read that there is a plan to limit the actual size of the blockchain users need to have. Although this is clearly not implemented yet, it would be useful to also have a real time measure of the "effective" size of the blockchain needed to run a node.

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    You can use the mainnet-snapshots branch already. See here blog.nomadic-labs.com/… . Right now in full archive mode the chain takes between 90GB and 100GB on my desktop.
    – Ezy
    Mar 18, 2019 at 18:40

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At 2019-03-19T05:27:36Z current size of ./tezos-node folder , practical size of blockchain is 107.3 GB

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    That's not the size of the chain, that's the size of all intermediate contexts.
    – Arthur B
    Mar 19, 2019 at 8:00

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