Published on February 24th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
This Bitcoin Node Scanner Now has an Open-Source Code.
CoinScope, a tool that provides aggregated data about bitcoin nodes, has been made open source.
The project, which has been around since 2015, is somewhat akin to Bitnodes, the node data tool operated by startup 21 Inc that seeks to map the bitcoin network by measuring the amount of nodes connected at any given time.
As detailed in a 2015 presentation by developer Andrew Miller at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop in Montreal, the tool’s aim isn’t to reduce the anonymity of nodes on the network.
Rather, according to Miller, CoinScope’s purpose is to provide a vehicle to assess the health of the network itself.
It works by discovering peer-to-peer links in bitcoin, then applying those links to the live topology of the whole network.