This year, the popular blockchain platform has experienced a number of outages and transaction freezes, including a series of partial outages in January.
The Solana blockchain has been down for almost nine hours due to a misconfigured node causing the network to stop processing transactions and go offline early Saturday
The Solana Foundation’s Solana Status website announced on Friday night at 7:01 p.m. EST that the network was “experiencing degraded performance” and that Solana developers were attempting to identify the problem. The network is “experiencing an outage and not processing transactions,” Solana stated shortly after.
Solana validator behind Stakewiz.com says a validator was running a duplicate validator instance basically means that when it was their turn to produce a block, they produced one from each instance, for the same slot, so some validators saw the one block, some the others, then couldn’t agree which one was correct.
A tweet from Solana Status approximately an hour ago stated the following: “Validator operators successfully completed a cluster restart of Mainnet Beta at 7 AM UTC. Network operators an dapps will continue to restore client services over the next several hours.”
More than five blackouts and service outages have affected the network this year alone. The most recent one, which lasted up to seven hours in the first week of May, upset traders who saw the value of their portfolios decline while unable to sell tokens.
Since the network’s launch in 2020, there have been at least eight major outages, with one of the longest blackouts ever recorded occurring in September 2021 and lasting up to 17 hours.
Solana has quickly risen to the top of the list of Ethereum’s primary competitors in the blockchain space, but a rise in bot activity, disruptions, and volatility have raised concerns about the network’s dependability.
The Solana coin (SOL), which was already down along with the cryptocurrency market, was hardly impacted by the outage today.