Questions concerned with (full) nodes, i.e. relay points in the Bitcoin network.

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Historical Bitcoin full node counts

Is there an online record of historical Bitcoin node counts? If so: When did the record keeping begin? Are IP addresses available? Did Satoshi and most early adopters run Bitcoin nodes over Tor or ...
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Bitcoin node Decentralization

Is the number of independently owned and operated full Bitcoin nodes more important than the total number of full Bitcoin nodes with regards to Decentralization? Assuming the answer to the above ...
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What is the reason for the recent drop in Bitcoin classic nodes?

Was it just a VPS based ploy to temporarily fake demand for the protocol?
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Bitcoin - BitGO - Save all wallet objects into Array of Objects

My Setup: With the help of Mongoose module we handle all Mongo Database operations. For each new user a wallet is generated and stored inside a Mongo collection. METHOD: If we use User.find({}, ...
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How to upgrade my node with bitcoin wallet GUI from 0.11.2 to 0.12.1? Install qt V5.5?

i want update my RaspNode (rPi 2 B+) to the 0.12.1 but i want to use Bitcoin wallet GUI. So, it's necessary to install QT V 5.5... V 0.11.2 use QT 4.8, but 0.12.1 uses QT V 5.5 How to install QT V 5....
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How to update my RaspNode? no GUI only CLI

I would like to know the best way to update my RaspNode (rPi 2 B+) to the 0.12.1 bitcoind version. I did sudo apt-get install bitcoind I also did this: Erased /bin/bitcoin folder then into /...
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Fine tunning a Rapsberri Pi 2 B+ full 0.12 node

I'm running a 0.12 Raspnode (raspberri Pi 2 B+ full node) I've made the full node syncing in a laptop to speed up the process. Then, after moving all the files successfully and starting the full node ...
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Efficient way to migrate a pruned node

I would like to know what are the step to succefully migrate a pruned node. I have a Raspnode (rPi2B+) and it is so slow that it doesnt seem to sync the blockchain after several days... I want to ...
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Softforks details in a 0.12 full node

I have a 0.12 full node syncing in prune node. This is what I get when I execute getblockchaininfo pi@raspnode:~ $ bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo { "chain" : "main", "blocks" : 276483, "...
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How should a node deal with a block that is not connected to the chain?

Suppose I am a node in the Bitcoin protocol and I receive a block that does not point to any block in my current chain. Should I keep it on the side, waiting for missing intermediate ones? Should I ...
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Does the node count reflect the mining power support of different Bitcoin versions?

In the current Bitcoin fork debate, xtnodes.com shows a pie chart of nodes running Classic, XT, Unlimited, etc. Does this node count in any way reflect the mining power behind each Bitcoin version?
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bitcoind removed from version 0.12?

I just updated my node to the lastest version 0.12, it launched and synced up fine. Afterwards I closed the core GUI and launched bitcoind through the command line bitcoind -server and it returned ...
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Why do bigger blocks make it more expensive to run a full node?

Does it cost more storage? For the transaction verification, to which extent bigger blocks make it more computational intensive? In terms of computational complexity, is the verification process a O(n)...
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How do I still have connections without forwarding port 8333?

First of all, this isn't a problem I am having, I'm just curious how this works. If you run your node with port 8333 open, you'll receive a large amount of connections after being online for a while....
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Does every full node verify every transaction TWO separate times?

I am building my Bitcoin expertise, and want to verify my understanding on a specific point: at what point(s) do all full nodes verifies a new transaction? Here is my understanding in a nutshell, ...
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Is there a way to get the node's local time when a block was received?

As in, not the miner's timestamp in the blockheader which can be +/- 2 hours, but the receiving node's local time. My concern is the real-world time that elapses between blocks.
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What do pruning nodes contribute to the network?

Pruning nodes are described in the sourcecode thusly: -prune=<n>: Reduce storage requirements by pruning (deleting) old blocks. This mode is incompatible with -txindex and -rescan. I’ve ...
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JSON RPC from external server

I'm having trouble connecting to my node via JSON RPC from an external server. On the same machine, I'm able to pass the commands through bitcoin-cli and also locally I am able to run this PHP file ...
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What's the difference between a 4 core VM running a Bitcoin Node vs. a 16 core VM?

I'm trying to help out the Bitcoin network as efficiently as possible. I have access to VM's, with a $1200 monthly budget. I'm trying to figure out if a single 16 core/ 56gb RAM VM would be better ...
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What's going on with my node traffic?

Any idea why there is a such a distinct staircase pattern that ends with a giant spike of received data? Normally the network graph looks random:
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How do I configure Bitcoin Core to connect always to a particular node?

By reading https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node I've decided that I want to run a FULL node (let's call it 'X'), to contribute to the P2P network. So, I'll leave its ports open, or have a DMZ zone with a ...
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'The node is not in a connected state' error when trying to execute OP_RETURN transaction with NBitcoin

This is my first time trying out the NBitcoin library to create a transaction. I am trying to create an OP_RETURN transaction, but every time I try to execute the Version Handshake with the node I get ...
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Monitor bitcoind node traffic?

I was wondering how I would go about measuring the traffic being used on my network for the bitcoind node I am running. It's running on the standard 8333 port, using linux as the OS. I was looking ...
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Can transaction validation really be free?

If you don't validate a transaction, then you are at risk for relying on it, propagating it, or including it in a block you're mining. For this reason, the default behavior is to validate every ...
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Wouldn't bitcoin benefit from distributing partial blockchains over each node?

Why doesn't each node store only a portion of the blockchain? For example, if you had 100 nodes, each node would store 10% of the blockchain. This would amount to significant overlap of each aspect ...
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Do transactions happen globally synchronized?

Since Bitcoin validates transactions by the majority of peers, and stacks ALL transaction history chain to some kind of hash, is then the following statement true? Only one transaction can happen ...
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What is the protection against a malicious node with a bad block chain?

How does a bitcoin node protects against connecting to a node with a forged block chain? How does it say: "Ok, I just got this block chain and it is a valid/legit one" ?
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Is there a way to find how many nodes are there?

As a single bitcoind node I can only detect how many connected peers I have. Is there a way to have a vision of the whole bitcoin network?
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How can one figure out what version of Bitcoin-Core is used most?

Where can one find statistics on how many nodes are running older Bitcoin Core versions or alternative clients?
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Metrics Correlated to “Health” of Bitcoin Node and Network

What metrics can I use as indicators of the health of (a) a full bitcoin node I am running and (b) the bitcoin network as a whole. Some examples I've considered: recency of last block I received on ...
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How to use bitcoind with CUDA-ready box?

I am not asking for mining (which is all the information I could find on the net). I am asking for the regular bitcoind daemon, looking for having a full node with a reasonable high performance per ...
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Total amount of nodes and avarage active peer number

I have 2 questions: Does anyone know where to find a reliable source for finding out a total amount of active bitcoin nodes? How many peers does each active node have in avarage? Is there a limit to ...
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no IPv6 peers connecting to my node

getnetworkinfo says IPv6 is working on my node: { "name" : "ipv6", "limited" : false, "reachable" : true, "proxy" : "127.0.0.1:9050" } Yet why don't I get any IPv6 peers connecting to my node? ...
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Where can I find a list of reliable nodes?

I know about https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Fallback_Nodes but this list does not look very reliable or even up-to-date. There is any other place that I can find a better list?
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How do I identify my IP address on bitnodes?

I have supposedly successfully setup a node using the Bitcoin core, but when I go to bitnodes to remotely see if the node is communicating with the network, bitnodes says i am unreachable. Bitcoin ...
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How do I use Bitnode API?

I just started running a full node and was wondering how to use these commands to verify my node: https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/api/ Specifically, what command line or IDE do I need to type these ...
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What is the different between full-index client to full node?

I've read in "Mastering bitcoin" that a wallet can construct a transaction even if offline but is full-index client, I know full node is a client which holds the complete blockchain data. is there a ...
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Historical number of full nodes in Bitcoin

Is there anybody keeping historical data regarding the number of full nodes on the Bitcoin network? There is : https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/dashboard/?days=90 but it only shows data up to 90 days. ...
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Node Discovery Issue

On my node's https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/ page, clicking the "Check Node" button on the bottom of the page reports that the node associated with this IP address is up; however, at the top of the page, ...
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Are people incentivized with BTC to run nodes?

Bitnodes shows everyone running nodes. Are these people incentivized to run nodes? If not, why not? If so, do node operators make some BTC from transaction fees, etc.?
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Is it possible for a person's transaction to show up on the network BEFORE mine if I send bitcoins before him?

To clarify, if person A sends bitcoins to person B, and person C sends bitcoins to person D, 1 second (or less), AFTER person A, can person C's transaction show up on the network BEFORE person A's? If ...
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Pseudo-Node and putative attack vectors on the network

Pseudo-Node is discussed here on Reddit's /r/Bitcoin Essentially it functions to relay calls from connected nodes in a random fashion. This was an experiment into how easily can full nodes be "...
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Bitcoin nodes voting

I'm just watching Adam Back & Gregory Maxwell: Blockstream and Sidechains interview, and wondering how the decision of further Bitcoin core development are made. I know about Bitcoin Foundation, ...
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miner_proxy and minerd Settings

I've started a mining account of Wemineltc.com, and have decided to go down the track of CPU mining. I looked up the relative tutorials on how to do so, and I got some different results. I set the ...
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How to Enable Port Forwarding for Litecoin Mining?

I've just started Litecoin mining, and I've realized that my blockchain takes eons to download, even though its only less than 4GB. I've read several other posts on the same problem, but none of them ...
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Can I independently verify the integrity of the network with only block headers?

Section 7 of the official Bitcoin paper "Reclaiming Disk Space" explains that only block headers are needed to verify transactions. Essentially by making sure that the transaction has been buried ...
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What is the “misbehaving” log message?

I was looking my bitcoind log and I saw this message: Misbehaving: 91.230.200.131:8333 (90 -> 100) BAN THRESHOLD EXCEEDED In which cases this message is shown and why? It just a curiosity.
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What is a hallmark node in NXT (nxtcoin)?

What is the purpose of a hallmark node for NXT?
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bitcoind hub-nodes

Why is this page blank? http://blockchain.info/hub-nodes Where can I get a list of reliable peers and look at what fees they charge?
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Why is my new altcoin trying to connect to peers and sees almost 200k blocks remaining?

I downloaded and forked the Blackcoin source code. I changed all of the references to BlackCoin, changed the pszTimestamp string along with the current Unix timestamp. Then, I successfully mined the ...