The number of Ethereum nodes has increased by 50% in the last two weeks ahead of the launch of ETH 2.0 and for the second time in a year exceeded the same indicator of Bitcoin.
According to the data Ethernodes.org, there are currently 11,270 active Ethereum nodes, while there are 11,022 active nodes in the Bitcoin network. The last time the number of Ethereum nodes exceeded the number of Bitcoin nodes was in early September. For Ethereum, this figure has increased by more than 50% in the last two weeks — on November 15, there were only 8,086 active nodes.
According to the Flippening Blockchain Center index, the increase in the number of Ethereum nodes led to an increase in the index from 50.5% to 62.4% during November.
Flippening Index: Blockchain Center
According to the index, the number of active nodes is the third intra-network indicator by which Ethereum overtakes Bitcoin, along with the number of transactions and the volume of transaction fees.
According to Etherscan estimates, almost 1.2 million transactions were conducted in Ethereum
in the last 24 hours, compared to 300,000 transactions in Bitcoin. In addition, the Ethereum network processed transaction fees in the amount of $3.6 million over the past day, while the same figure for Bitcoin was $1.4 million.
Recall that on November 24, 524,288 ETH were collected on the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract, necessary for staking and launching the first phase of Ethereum 2.0 — the “signal Chain” (Beacon Chain). According to Beaconcha.in, 878,808 ETH has already been sent to the deposit contract. The genesis of the beacon chain will lay the foundation for sharding and proof of ownership.
The new version of the network will be launched today at about 15: 00 Moscow time, and any participant in the cryptocurrency industry can become a validator. The editorial board of Bits. media has prepared a guide
on how to participate in the Ethereum 2.0 staking.