[Bitcoin-development] Why are we bleeding nodes?

Jameson Lopp jameson.lopp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:58:37 UTC 2014


The Bitnodes project updated their counting algorithm a month or so ago. It used to be slower and less accurate - prior to their update, it was reporting in excess of 100,000 nodes.

- Jameson

On 04/07/2014 09:53 AM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FWIW, A few months before that we had even less than 8500 by the bitnodes count.
> 
> Gah, accidentally send.... I wanted to continue here that it was less
> than 8500 and had been falling pretty consistently for months,
> basically since the bitcoin.org change.  Unfortunately it looks like
> the old bitnodes.io data isn't available anymore, so I'm going off my
> memory here.
> 
> The Bitnodes counts have always been somewhat higher than my or sipa's
> node counts too, fwiw.
> 
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