This process can effectively reduce the storage cost of ENs, encouraging diverse participants to join the ENN. Assuming 100 TPS in average and 1-second block latency, the size of data that an EN must replicate can be significant. If the average transaction size is 300 bytes, the expected EN daily storage requirement is 2.5 GB/day (=300x100x86400). While this does not hinder servers and desktops (where storage space is more easily expandable and less expensive), certain ENs running their nodes on lighter machines such as laptops could find this storage requirement a burden. By allowing ENs to only keep a fixed number of blocks, block archiving will extend its benefits to a broad spectrum of audiences on the network, fortifying data redundancy and security without requiring ENs to replicate an ever-growing ledger of blocks.