Currently, 4,653 active Ethereum nodes are managed by different centralized web providers. The important topic of discussion and has become part of trending news these days is that three cloud providers account for two-thirds of these 4,653 Ethereum nodes.
Ethereum Nodes Statistics From Crypto Analytics Platform Messari
Source: Messari- Twitter
According to crypto analytics platform Messari, “Three major cloud providers are responsible for 69% of the 65% of @Ethereum nodes hosted in data centers. Of the estimated 95% of @Solana nodes hosted in data centers, 72% are hosted with the same cloud providers as @Ethereum”.
This special report shared by Messari clearly shows that Ethereum and Solana blockchain nodes are centralized to a considerable extent by the three primary cloud providers.
As per the data shared by Messari, three major cloud providers are responsible for 69% of the 65% of Ethereum nodes hosted in data centers. Also, the same three cloud providers are responsible for 72% of 95% of Solana nodes hosted in data centers.
Analyzing this tweet and the image shared by Messari makes us that Amazon Web Service is responsible for 50% of the hosted nodes on the Ethereum Main net. Apart from Amazon, the two other primary cloud providers, Hetzner and OVH, are responsible for 15% and 4% of the hosted nodes, respectively.
Also, the same is the situation of the Solana Hosted nodes. Hetzner accounts for 42% of the hosted Solana nodes. OVH stands at the second position with 26%, and AWS takes 3% of the total hosted Solana nodes.
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Decentralization of Crypto Is A Must
The current situation of 3 cloud providers acquiring two-thirds of Ethereum nodes indicates that crypto needs to decentralize. Presently, there are many companies favoring blockchain centralization. Digital companies need to clearly understand decentralization is crucial to protect Ethernodes from central points of failure.
Even if geographical centralization is a massive problem, still no steps are taken for the same. The United States and Germany account for 60% of Ethereum distributed globally.
With the increasing node and geographical centralization, you can expect more focus on the decentralization of blockchain networks. As blockchain networks like Ethereum and Solana face many risks, other crypto analytics platforms may share strong messages like this to solve these problems.
It is crucial to stop complete centralization as this exposes Ethernodes to central points of failure. We will have to wait and watch to see the steps which will be taken to reduce centralization.