Pretty much the title, i have a full node v 0.17.1 running 12-14 hrs/day and i was wondering if is helpfull, for privacy or for whatever reason, to add peers (maybe from https://bitnodes.earn.com/nodes/leaderboard/) with "connect=" or "addnode=".

Thanks in advance.


The list is just for bootstrapping, no need to manually list peers unless you have others you specifically want to maintain connectivity with.


Hardcoded peers are fine - the only time you would need to change them is if you worried they were in an entirely different set of peers from the rest of the Bitcoin network.

However, that is unlikely the case. They should have passed on their peers to you, so you can have an active connection with a much more diverse set of users in the network.

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