Fallback Nodes

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This is a list of nodes which are considered reliable.

How to use this list

Connect to nodes

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

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

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

BitcoinCore will automatically use Tor if it is available at default (, to use Bitcoin-Qt over Tor hidden services only, 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.

More details on how to execute BitcoinCore with Tor see Setting up a Tor hidden service. You can find detailed information on running clients and hidden services within Tor in the documentation.

Nodes list

IPv4 Nodes

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

IPv6 Nodes

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

Tor nodes

This entire list was last checked on 2022-07-25.

Hostname Owner Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
pcxlvkgabsowmrx54b5bgqglershgfchr6xavrhbfngridplzhf2pwqd.onion BlueMatt Up 2022-07-25 No

Adding a node

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 END NODELIST line:

| ip || your name

See Also