To avoid high fees, I am considering deployment of Smart Contracts on Ethereum Classic (around 20 fold cheaper than ETH) but a concern is about network soundness and security. So I was wondering how many nodes are operating rigth now the ETC network.
says there are only 10 nodes but it also says that it does not represent the entire state of the ethereum classic network.
The equivalent https://ethstats.net/ seems not very reliable about the number of active nodes, declaring 50 of them, while other sources claim ETH has 6,000 or even 20,000.
Any idea how much is this number on a real basis? Or how to find out? Thx!