The variety of reachable Bitcoin community nodes has crossed the 13,000 mark for the primary time. As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, the earlier all-time excessive was 11,613 achieved again in January.
In keeping with knowledge from Bitcoin community 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’ knowledge places the present community node rely at about 12,835,
Coin.Dance, one other monitoring web site, additionally has Bitcoin’s node rely at a brand new all-time excessive 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 Could with a Taproot activation code, and at virtually 5,000 nodes (in keeping 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 entire community node rely.
Bitnodes’ knowledge additionally reveals at virtually half of the community node rely is working on Tor. Again in January, solely a few quarter of all reachable nodes have been working on the hidden community Tor. Working a shopper like Bitcoin Core utilizing Tor offers a further privateness layer because the IP addresses of connecting nodes are obfuscated.
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In keeping with Bitnodes’ knowledge, the community node rely has elevated by 2,739 nodes within the final yr, reinforcing Bitcoin’s decentralization ethos.
The expansion within the community node rely can also be akin to the enlargement at present happening within the Lightning Community ecosystem the place capability has gone up over 70% in lower than six months.
Earlier in July, public Lightning Community capability crossed 1,800 Bitcoin (BTC) after including 100 BTC in lower than every week. Knowledge from Lightning Community statistics tracker Bitcoin Visuals places the variety of LN nodes at above 12,800, which can also be an all-time excessive worth.