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The Top 13 Bitcoin nodes

Sep 05, 2017 Posted /  2251 Views

The Top 13 Bitcoin nodes

There are total 9346* nodes running on the Bitcoin network.

The Top 13 Bitcoin nodes are:

1. Bitcoin core node

Bitcoin Core nodes runs 6381 nodes. 

Details: Bitcoin Core (formerly Bitcoin-Qt) is the third Bitcoin client, developed by Wladimir J. van der Laan based on the original reference code by Satoshi Nakamoto. It has been bundled with bitcoind since version 0.5. Bitcoin-Qt has been rebranded to Bitcoin Core since version

2. Bitcoin ABC nodes

Bitcoin-ABC nodes runs 924 nodes.

Details: Bitcoin ABC is the name of open source software which enables the use of Bitcoin. It is designed to facilite a hard fork to increase Bitcoin's block size limit. "ABC" stands for "Adjustable Blocksize Cap".

3. Bitcoin UASF

Bitcoin UASF runs 783 nodes.

Details: Clone of Bitcoin Core for user activation of the Segwit softfork. 

4. Bitcoin unlimited node

Bitcoin unlimited 704 nodes

Details: Bitcoin Unlimited is a fork of the Bitcoin Core reference client with the intention of providing a voice to all stakeholders in the Bitcoin ecosystem. The project seeks to remove existing practical barriers to stakeholders expressing their views in these ways.

5. Bitcoin classic node

Bitcoin classic 114 nodes.

Details: Bitcoin Classic stands for the original Bitcoin as Satoshi described it, "A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System". We are writing the software that miners and users say they want. We will make sure it solves their needs, help them deploy it, and gracefully upgrade the bitcoin network's capacity together.

The data shows that Bitcoin can grow, on-chain, to welcome many more users onto our coin in a safe and distributed manner.

In the future we will continue to release updates that are in line with Satoshi’s whitepaper & vision, and are agreed upon by the community.

6. Bitcoin Knots node

Bitcoin Knots 46 nodes 

Details: Bitcoin Knots began in 2011 December as Bitcoin Next-Test, a derivative of Bitcoin Core's "master" branch with upcoming and proposed features merged in manner as unbiased as possible toward the changes themselves. In 2014, due to time constraints and a desire to maintain a more stable and well-maintained derivative, I began instead to base the branch off the latest stable release, and include only modifications that both looked reasonably safe and I did not personally consider problematic or flawed; along with this change, since it was no longer an unbiased derivative, I renamed it to Bitcoin Core "ljr", and later Bitcoin LJR. With 0.12 in 2016, the project was once again renamed (to "Bitcoin Knots") and has a goal of being a general enhanced derivative of the reference Bitcoin Core software.

7. Bitcoin XT node

Bitcoin  XT runs 19 nodes.

Details:  Bitcoin XT is a fully validating implementation that defaults to being a Bitcoin Cash client as of release G.

Bitcoin XT is notable as the only client that supports both compact blocks and xthin blocks, which allows it to serve as a fast-relaying bridge between nodes limited to just one of those protocols.

XT relays unconfirmed double spends, as an immediate alert to payment recipients.  Bitcoin XT does not support segwit.

Bitcoin XT achieved significant attention within the bitcoin community in 2015 as the first client that would fork to larger blocks at a 75% hash rate threshold (which was not met).

8. btc1 node

btc1 node runs 189 nodes.

Details: An alternative Bitcoin node implementation that includes a 2MB block size limit and Segregated Witness.

9. Bitcore nodes

Bitcore nodes runs 130 nodes.

Details: A Bitcoin full node for building applications and services with Node.js. A node is extensible and can be configured to run additional services. At the minimum a node has native bindings to Bitcoin Core with the Bitcoin Service. Additional services can be enabled to make a node more useful such as exposing new APIs, adding new indexes for addresses with the Address Service, running a block explorer, wallet service, and other customizations.

10. bcoin node

bcoin runs 24 nodes.

Details: A full node bitcoin implementation written in node.js. Runs

11. btcd node

btcd runs 20 nodes.

Details: btcd is an alternative full node bitcoin implementation written in Go (golang).

12. TRB node

TRB runs 8 nodes

Details: Supported by members in good standing of Bitcoin, The Most Serene Republic~, as convened in #bitcoin-assets, The Real Bitcoin Foundation is dedicated to supporting a static, battlefield-ready Reference Implementation. To this end, this project is a highly modified, highly decrufted fork of version 0.5.3 of bitcoind.The latest nodes can be identified by their broadcasting of version "99999".

13. libbitcoin node

libbitcoin runs 4 nodes.

Details: A full Bitcoin peer-to-peer node, Libbitcoin Server is also a high performance blockchain query server. It can be built as a single portable executable for Linux, OSX or Windows and is available for download as a signed single executable for each. It is trivial to deploy, just run the single process and allow it about two days to synchronize the Bitcoin blockchain. Libbitcoin Server exposes a custom query TCP API built based on the ZeroMQ networking stack. It supports server, and optionally client, identity certificates and wire encryption via CurveZMQ and the Sodium cryptographic library.


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Tags: libbitcoin TRB btcd bcoin Bitcore btc1 Bitcoin XT Bitcoin Knots Bitcoin classic Bitcoin unlimited Bitcoin UASF Bitcoin ABC Bitcoin core Bitcoin Nodes

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