It is always interesting to keep an eye on the number of bitcoin nodes on the network. It is evident the vast majority of nodes continue to support Bitcoin Core. Interestingly enough, the number of BU nodes is on the decline. The last time this happened, a bug took several nodes offline. However, there is no bug this time, yet the decline in numbers is still visible.

It has to be said, the number of Bitcoin Unlimited nodes has always been subject of debate. While 778 nodes in operation are a solid number, it appears the number is slowly declining again. The graph shows there is a tremendous growth in nodes, though. For some reason, there are a few dips for the past few months, although the number continues to bounce back.