I understand that the transactions don't have any IP info in them but I am curious to know if it is possible to enumerate over list of all the IP addresses involved in mining?

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No, it is not possible. IP addresses are not part of the Bitcoin blockchain in any way whatsoever so this data is simply unavailable.

  • what if we simply do something like "netstat -an | grep -i established" and observe the connected peers ?
    – user375868
    Dec 23, 2017 at 5:38
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    Your node is not connected to all peers in the network. Furthermore not all peers are mining peers.
    – Ava Chow
    Dec 23, 2017 at 5:47
  • @AndrewChow so how does ViaBtc can knows this (though I recognize it’s for ʙᴄʜᴀʙᴄ) ? Apr 21, 2019 at 21:54
  • Block explorers display the IP address of the node that relayed them the transaction. It is not the IP address where the transaction originated.
    – Ava Chow
    Apr 21, 2019 at 22:35
  • @AndrewChow in that case, how to get the exact ɪᴘ address and how do they know for example that a specific ɪᴘ address of a node belongs to btc.com for example ? Apr 22, 2019 at 0:44

it Is possible - You use shodan.io to search "Antminer" and you get all scanned antminers and their IPs.THe net thing to do is only brute force web based control pannel and swap a wallet address :-)

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