Is anybody able to tell me a credible source (for an article) that can show me the percentage of all bitcoin full nodes that are running Bitcoin Core (as opposed to other software)?

I could not find this information at bitcoincore.org or at bitnodes.io.

Thank you.

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80836 Bitcoin Core nodes

577 Bitcoin Knots nodes

315 other nodes (BTCD, Libbitcoin, bcoin, gocoin etc.)



  • it's right, luke dashyr's chart has another useful count, could you mention why its stats showing many more nodes than any other and why it's the only one that show this "extended stats"? Apr 21, 2021 at 9:45
  • Only Luke Dashjr can share more information about it and answer related questions. Someone had asked a question in August last year: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/98646/…
    – user103136
    Apr 21, 2021 at 10:07
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    afaik Luke's node count is higher because he also counts nodes that don't allow inbound connections and I guess he can do it because he manages one of the few DNS seed nodes (but not sure about last one). Apr 21, 2021 at 10:27

bitnodes.io, in its user agents chart, show an "Other" category, but probably it will include also older versions of Bitcoin Core. enter image description here

On blockchair.com you can find details of which clients are used by full nodes, but they are grouped by user agents, so you need to manually count Bitcoin Core version and other clients.

on coin.dance you find exactly what you looking for, but right now is in maintenance, here there is a snapshot from archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124183839/https://coin.dance/nodes

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  • These sites only show listening nodes. Oct 12, 2021 at 19:19
  • how can we count nodes that do not listen? Oct 13, 2021 at 21:10

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