Ethereum is booming and now the so-called “world’s decentralized computer” has now surpassed Bitcoin in terms of the total nodes, new data showed.Ethereum’s node crusadeData from Ethereum node service and technology company Bitfly showed that the Ethereum network now has over 11137 active nodes, as per a tweet. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has 10981 active nodes.
— Bitfly (@etherchain_org) November 29, 2020
Nodes are essentially the backbone of any blockchain system. Within these is where the blockchain’s data is stored, and they can be run on both commercial servers or the average user computer. All blockchain nodes are connected to each other and constantly exchange the latest data with each other to keep the network “updated.” Data is hence stored, spread, and preserved within the blockchain, with nodes that contain a full copy of the transaction history of the blockchain called “full nodes.”The fast growth of the Ethereum network has now catapulted to the biggest blockchain network, even though it was created over six years after Bitcoin. This can be attributed to the wide number of applications, instances, and products run on Ethereum compared to Bitcoin, which has seen less usage as a tech network and more as a digital asset.Where are all the Bitcoin (nodes)?2820 nodes, as per Bitnodes, as classified under “n.a. Meanwhile, the US leads in Bitcoin node adoption (in terms of ‘reachable’ nodes), with over 1847 nodes (16% of the network) situated in the country. Tech player Germany comes next on the list with 1712 nodes (15% of the network), with France coming in way below — 578 nodes (5% of the network).