The number of reachable Bitcoin network nodes has crossed the 13,000 mark for the first time. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the previous all-time high was 11,613 achieved back in January.
According to data from Bitcoin network statistics dashboard Bitnodes.io, this milestone was reached back on July 5 when the number of reachable nodes clocked 13,374. As of the time of writing, Bitnodes’ data puts the current network node count at about 12,835,
Coin.Dance, another tracking website also has Bitcoin’s (BTC) node count at a new all-time high of 12,825. Nodes running the Bitcoin Core software make up 98.77% of the number with the remaining scattered across less popular implementations like Bitcore and Bitcoin Knots.
Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 was released back in May with a Taproot activation code and at almost 5,000 nodes (according to Coin.Dance), it is currently the most utilized version of the software among entities running reachable nodes. Figures from Bitnodes put the number at 5,125, or