The number of Bitcoin network nodes reached a new record

The number of accessible nodes in the Bitcoin network has exceeded the 13,000 mark for the first time. As Cointelegraph told you, the previous record was 11,613 and was set in January.

According to Data from the statistics panel of the Bitcoin network,, this milestone was reached on July 5th, when the number of attainable nodes was 13,374. At the time of this writing, the Bitnodes data approximates the current number of nodes on the network 12,835.

Coin dance another tracking website that also has the number of bitcoin nodes at a new all-time high of 12,825. The nodes that run the Bitcoin Core software make up 98.77% of the number, while the rest is spread across less popular implementations like Bitcore and Bitcoin Knots.

The number of Bitcoin network nodes reached a new record
The number of Bitcoin network nodes reached a new record

Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 was launched in May with a Taproot activation code and with almost 5,000 nodes (according to Coin.Dance) is currently the most widespread version of the software among companies that operate accessible nodes. The numbers of Bitnodes put the number at 5,125 or 40% of the total number of nodes in the network.

Bitnodes data shows that too Almost half of the nodes on the network are running on Tor. In January, only a quarter of the accessible nodes were running on the Tor hidden network. Operating a client like Bitcoin Core with Tor offers an additional level of data protection, as the IP addresses of the connection nodes are obfuscated.

According to Bitnodes data The number of nodes on the network has increased by 2,739 nodes in the last year, which reinforces Bitcoin’s spirit of decentralization.

The growth in the number of nodes in the network is also similar to the expansion in the ecosystem of the ecosystem Lightning network, where capacity has increased by more than 70% in less than six months.

Beginning of July, The Lightning Network’s public capacity exceeded 1,800 Bitcoin (BTC) after adding 100 BTC in less than a week. Data from the Lightning Network Statistics Tracker, Bitcoin Visuals, the number of nodes above 12,800, which is also an all-time high.

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