The three main cloud providers account for 69% of Ethereum nodes out of 65% hosted in data centers, while Solana has 72% of 95% nodes hosted by the same infrastructure players, as the second largest cryptocurrency in the network.
Crypto needs to decentralize.
Three major cloud providers are responsible for 69% of the 65% of @Ethereum nodes hosted in data centers.
— Messari (@MessariCrypto) August 18, 2022
In Ethereum primacy in this trio belongs to Amazon Web Services (50%). The share of Hetzner and OVH is 15% and 4% respectively. In Solana, Amazon Web Services has only 4%, but Hetzner and OVH have 42% and 26%.
Ethernodes gives a more detailed picture of the rest of the cloud providers in the network of the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization. In particular, the share of Alibaba (3.9%) and Oracle (4.1%) is only slightly inferior to OVH (4.2%). Google (3.5%), Digital Ocean (2%), netcup (1.9%) and Сontabo (1.8%) also stand out.
In terms of value in Solana on Amazon Web Services, Hetzner and OVH account for 15%, 20% and 8% of total staked funds.
Experts have noticed that the RPC level is a prime candidate for censorship. To date, the development of decentralized alternatives to Anker and Pocket has not qualitatively changed the situation, moreover, due to the specifics of managing their mechanisms, they have not solved the problem of a single point of failure.
Recall that infrastructure platforms Infura and Alchemy have limited RPC requests to Tornado Cash after the service was included in the OFAC sanctions list.
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