MetaMask and other Ethereum ecosystem apps and services, as well as scaling solutions, were affected as a result of Infura’s outage today.
Infura, ConsenSys’ critical Ethereum service provider, has had yet another outage, affecting a wide range of apps and services on the network, including Metamask.
MetaMask, the top software crypto wallet with more than 30 million monthly users, has issues completing transactions on several Web3 applications.
The infrastructure provider detected difficulties with many of its APIs, which connect apps and services to the Ethereum blockchain, according to a post on the official Infura twitter account.
APIs for Ethereum, as well as scaling solutions like Polygon, Optimism, and Arbitrum, as well as Filecoin and NFT protocol Palm, were all affected.
MetaMask, a ConsenSys-built Web3 wallet that uses Infura, acknowledged the problem as well, urging users to migrate to a different node if they were having problems.
Several additional nodes, including AVADO, Moralis, and AnyBlock, were also affected, according to data from Ethereum Nodes.
Infura has previously had outages, most recently in November 2020, prompting some criticism of Ethereum’s reliance on the infrastructure. The outage was described as the “most severe service interruption in our four years of existence” in the protocol.
One solution to Infura difficulties, as several Ethereum aficionados pointed out during the downtime, is to run one’s own full Ethereum node. Alternatively, MetaMask’s settings allow you to switch to an other node, such as Alchemy.