Ethereum and Bitcoin Nodes Now Run in Almost 100 Countries

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There are now 195 countries in the world, and 89 of them have at least one ethereum node, while 97 countries have a bitcoin node. More importantly, since bitcoin nodes are so dispersed and everywhere across the globe, the network is very robust and outside national jurisdictions at the protocol level. Iran has three bitcoin nodes, just as much as Saudi Arabia and a bit more than Venezuela’s 2. Here too Netherland ranks highly, with bitcoin nodes now running as far as Suriname and Reunion, both of which you’d think are words rather than countries. The Unites States dominates for both in the number of nodes, with China following for ethereum while for bitcoin, quite interestingly, Germany still runs almost as many nodes as USA. ETH nodes, Nov 2019 South East Asia then takes many of the top positions for ethereum, with very curiously Netherlands being above say the United Kingdom.

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There are now 195 countries in the world, and 89 of them have at least one ethereum node, while 97 countries have a bitcoin node.

The Unites States dominates for both in the number of nodes, with China following for ethereum while for bitcoin, quite interestingly, Germany still runs almost as many nodes as USA.

ETH nodes, Nov 2019

South East Asia then takes many of the top positions for ethereum, with very curiously Netherlands being above say the United Kingdom.

Amsterdam was once the centre of the world due to kind of being at the centre of northern Europe if you account for Scandinavia and the British isles.Nowadays it’s far behind London or New York, but perhaps not in ethereum nodes.Also interesting is the number of unknown nodes. If that was a country, it would run as 14th according to ethernodes data.For bitcoin the picture isn’t too different,...

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