Does getaddr.bitnodes.io find all Bitcoin nodes or only one node per mining pool?

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Any ideas for finding the number of Bitcoin nodes vs the number of Bitcoin pools?

Thank you!

mczarnek

Posted 2014-04-06T21:32:35.833

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Answers

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getaddr.bitnodes.io shows only the reachable Bitcoin nodes in the network. These are nodes that make up the core data exchanges within the P2P network.

There is non-trivial distinction between mining and non-mining nodes at the protocol level among the network participants. Although having observed the first announcement of a block from a node may be a good indicator of a mining node.

It is impossible to tell the full size of the network that includes nodes behind firewall, or nodes that only accept connection from certain IP address/netblock, or nodes that have simply hit the set max. connections.

bitnodes

Posted 2014-04-06T21:32:35.833

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1Still, would a mining pool show up as an individual node or a bunch of nodes? Afterall, all nodes would be communicating through one mining node, right? – mczarnek – 2014-04-10T03:54:35.773