U.S. Hosts More than 50 Percent of all Bitcoin Nodes
Simply stated, Bitcoin nodes are the computer programs which perform the validation of Bitcoin transactions.
Lightweight nodes are also relevant, as there are many more compared to full nodes.
Contrary to full nodes, lightweight nodes only authenticate the heads of Bitcoin blocks to confirm that transactions are real.
According to the data report revealed by DataLight, the top location for Bitcoin nodes is the U.S. This comes as a slight surprise as China holds the name of the Bitcoin powerhouse of the world.
The total of these three countries makes for more than 50 percent of all Bitcoin nodes in the world.
While these are countries with a somewhat smaller area, the Netherlands hosts 527 nodes, which is more than a hundred more than what China has, and Singapore welcomes another 316.
This distribution of nodes per country outlines the interest that these nations have in Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining.Source: https://btcmanager.com/u-s-hosts-more-50-percent-bitcoin-nodes/