The variety of reachable Bitcoin network nodes has crossed the 13,000 mark for the primary time. As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, the earlier all-time high was 11,613 achieved again in January.
In accordance with information from Bitcoin network statistics dashboard Bitnodes.io, this milestone was reached again on July 5 when the variety of reachable nodes clocked in at 13,374. On the time of writing, Bitnodes’ information places the present network node count at about 12,835,
Coin.Dance, one other monitoring web site, additionally has Bitcoin’s node count at a new all-time high of 12,825. Nodes working the Bitcoin Core software program make up 98.77% of the quantity, with the remaining scattered throughout much less standard implementations like Bitcore and Bitcoin Knots.
Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 was launched again in Might with a Taproot activation code, and at virtually 5,000 nodes (in accordance with Coin.Dance), it’s at present probably the most utilized model of the software program amongst entities working reachable nodes. Figures from Bitnodes put the quantity at 5,125, or 40% of the full network node count.
Bitnodes’ information additionally exhibits at virtually half of the network node count is working on Tor. Again in January, solely a few quarter of all reachable nodes have been working on the hidden network Tor. Operating a consumer like Bitcoin Core utilizing Tor supplies an extra privateness layer because the IP addresses of connecting nodes are obfuscated.
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In accordance with Bitnodes’ information, the network node count has elevated by 2,739 nodes within the final yr, reinforcing Bitcoin’s decentralization ethos.
The expansion within the network node count can be akin to the growth at present happening within the Lightning Network ecosystem the place capability has gone up over 70% in lower than six months.
Earlier in July, public Lightning Network capability crossed 1,800 Bitcoin (BTC) after including 100 BTC in lower than every week. Knowledge from Lightning Network statistics tracker Bitcoin Visuals places the variety of LN nodes at above 12,800, which can be an all-time high worth.