Popular blockchain suffered a few outages and transaction stoppages this year, including several partial outages in January. According to data from Solana, a misconfigured Node caused the Solana blockchain to stop processing transactions and go offline Friday. This was the fourth major outage of the popular blockchain, which had suffered a string partial outages in January.
This outage occurs one year after an almost 18-hour outage in September. SOL, the No. 9 coins by market cap, down 81% for 2022
At 7:01 EST Friday night, the Solana Status posted that the network was experiencing “degraded performance” and that Solana engineers were investigating the problem.
Solana soon posted that the network was experiencing an outage, and it is not processing transactions.
“It appears that a misconfigured Node caused an unrecoverable Partition in the Network,” said the Solana validator at Stakewiz.com . He also tweeted about this incident.
They also translated Decryptover Twitter DM to say: “A validator was running a double validator instance. They produced one block from each instance when it was their turn. This meant that validators could not agree on which block was correct until they saw all of them.
Stakewiz stated that the Solana codebase should have dealt with the problem, but it caused an unrecoverable partition. The misconfiguration was accidental, they believe, and “probably a failed Node Failover Setup.” Solana’s mainnet network was restarted at the last confirmed slot, which is 153139220. The 49% complete reboot was completed at the time of publication. Solana had been down since 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Solana executives have argued in the past about crypto media’s different estimates of the total outages. However, Anatoly Yakovenko founder stated Real Vision earlier this month that outages are “our curse” and noted that the Bitcoin blockchain has sometimes had hours between two blocks at times in its history.
Solana, one of many smart-contract blockchains touted as “Ethereum killers”, is a popular blockchain that mints non-fungible tokens and NFTs. It also allows for decentralized applications. Solana, which was the third proof-of-stake Blockchain by market capital after Ethereum switched to proof-of stake in September 2015, is now number three.
However, it will need to remain up if it is to continue growing and compete with Ethereum.