Fallback Nodes

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This is a list of nodes which are considered reliable.

How to use this list[edit]

Connect to nodes[edit]

You can connect to these nodes with the -addnode=ip switch instead of the usual node harvesting process (through IRC or via the embedded nodelist). You can connect to more than one node by using -addnode=ip more than once. It is usually a good idea to connect to more than one of these nodes.

Nodes without a fixed ip[edit]

If the node IP is not fixed (see "Fixed" column), you will have to resolve the node's name (first column) each time the IP changes. Some nodes may have their ip change once a day, some others once a month, and some others may stay on the same IP for years. Still, as long as the IP is not fixed, there is no guarantee it will stay the same.

In order to enable hostname lookups for the -addnode and -connect parameters, you must additionally provide the -dns parameter. Example:

bitcoind -dns -addnode=bitcoin.es

Versions prior to 0.3.22 do not support hostnames to the -addnode parameter, so you must do the resolving part for it. For example on linux:

bitcoind -addnode=$(dig +short bitcoin.es)

IP Transactions[edit]

Bitcoin Core versions prior to 0.8.0 also could send IP Transactions to these nodes. If you included your bitcoin address in the "message" field, you might have had your coins back.

Tor network[edit]

To use Bitcoin-Qt over Tor hidden services, in a terminal/console enter:

bitcoin-qt -proxy= -onlynet=tor

To use Bitcoin with one specific Tor node, run

bitcoin-qt -proxy= -connect=abcde.onion

, where abcde.onion needs to be substituted with one of the Tor nodes below. These parameters can be added to bitcoin.conf to make them permanent.

You can find detailed information on running clients and hidden services within Tor in the documentation.

Nodes list[edit]

IPv4 Nodes[edit]

This entire list was last checked on 2017-11-15.

Hostname Owner IP Fixed Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
bitcoin.moneypot.com moneypot 2015-09-15 No
node.bitcoin.xxx Bitcoin.xxx 2014-08-28 Yes
bitcoin.coinprism.com Coinprism 2014-04-26 Yes
btcnode1.evolyn.net Evolyn 2014-01-26 Yes
InductiveSoul.US Inductive Soul 2013-11-13 Yes
archivum.info Ferraro Ltd. Yes exMULTI, Inc. No exMULTI, Inc. No K-Norway Yes
netzbasis.de unknown3 Yes
btc.turboadmin.com osmosis No
fallback.bitcoin.zhoutong.com Zhou Tong No
bauhaus.csail.mit.edu imsaguy Yes
jun.dashjr.org Luke-Jr 2017-11-15
cheaperinbitcoins.com Xenland/Shane Yes
django.webflows.fr unknown2 Yes toasty Yes
btcnode.novit.ro ovidiusoft - novit.ro Yes
porgressbar.sk progressbar hackerspace Yes
faucet.bitcoin.st bitcoin street Yes
bitcoin.securepayment.cc SecurePayment CC Yes
www.dcscdn.com Danw12
ns2.dcscdn.com Danw12
coin.soul-dev.com Soul-Dev
messier.bzfx.net BZFX/A Meteorite
btcnode1.bitgroup.cc BitGroup Yes
btcnode2.bitgroup.cc BitGroup Yes
btcnode3.bitgroup.cc BitGroup Yes
btcnode.xiro.co Xiro Labs 2017-11-15 No
stuff.liam-w.io Liam W No
bitcoin.bitdonut.co James Hartig
coinno.de jaknam anonymous
bitcoin1.dassori.me gdassori
bitcoin2.dassori.me gdassori
blockchainnode.meulie.net Evert 2017-11-15
fullnode.fybsg.com Nagato
n.bitcoin-fr.io Arthur 2017-11-15
softnet.homenet.org Victorsueca
mars.jordandoyle.uk Jordan Doyle Yes


IPv6 Nodes[edit]

Hostname Owner IP Fixed Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
InductiveSoul.US Inductive Soul 2601:7:6680:2ac:4d29:40ff:7513:fcc7 11-13-2013 (MDY) Yes
caffeinator.net Atrophy 2013-05-10
2001:470:8:2e1::40  ? 2001:470:8:2e1::40 Yes
messier.bzfx.net BZFX/A Meteorite 2001:41d0:1:d632::1
stuff.liam-w.io Liam W 2a06:8ec0:3::1:2e47 No
bitcoin.bitdonut.co James Hartig
n.bitcoin-fr.io Arthur 2001:bc8:c087:2001::1
mars.jordandoyle.uk Jordan Doyle


Tor nodes[edit]

This entire list was last checked on 2017-11-15.

Hostname Owner Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
gyn2vguc35viks2b.onion ChievOk Up 2017-11-15 No
kvd44sw7skb5folw.onion ChievOk Up 2017-11-15 No
nkf5e6b7pl4jfd4a.onion BlueMatt Up 2017-11-15 No
yu7sezmixhmyljn4.onion Victorsueca Up 2017-11-15  ?

Adding a node[edit]

Before adding yourself as a fallback node, you should be sure your node will stay online for a long time. If a node is offline for more than 24 hours it will be removed from the list.

To add a node in this list, you just need the ip/hostname and your name, the other fields will be filled automatically. Insert the following lines before the <tt>END NODELIST</tt> line:


| ip || your name</nowiki>

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]