61.6% of Ethereum nodes are hosted on centralized cloud services, reports The Next Web, citing Chainstack research.
Using the information from ethernodes.org, the company compiled a complete list of Ethereum nodes, their IP addresses, and compared them with the data of the autonomous systems of the hosting providers. According to Chainstack, as of September 20, there were 8933 nodes in the Ethereum network. Only 3434 (38.4%) of them are hosted on their own infrastructure, and 5499 (61.6%) use cloud services.
The 10 largest cloud hosting providers accounted for 57.3% of the second cryptocurrency network nodes. Most Ethereum sites on Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounted for 25% of their total.
Ethereum Nodes Cloud Providers
The study also found that a third (34%) of Ethereum cloud nodes are in the United States.