Solana Blockchain has tried it new difficulties this week. In fact, he had to stop for more than 6 hours and could make no transaction. An episode not the first of one of Ethereum’s fiercest rivals.
Blackout several hours on one of the star blockchains
This Wednesday 1er June the Solana blockchain indeed stopped for several hours. The Mainnet Beta, mainnet, Solana have block production shutdown for more than 4 hours. The project teams announced the news on Twitter shortly before 7 p.m.
Problem of asynchronization between the various validators detected. This generated different results for the same block and thus forced the blockchain to stop. In the process, Solana teams announced an emergency update. This update should enable the network to be restarted.
No funds were jeopardized but Solana had to stop transactions during the network breakdown. The network and transactions were able to resume around 11 pm Solana staff said:
The operators of [noeuds] Validators successfully restarted the Mainnet Beta cluster at 21:00 UTC, following a break of almost 4.5 hours after the network failed to reach a consensus. Network operators and decentralized application managers (dApps) will continue to overhaul customer service over the coming hours.
Serial trainer for Solana
This is not the first time Solana has had problems and sometimes has to go so far as to stop her blockchain. Last January, the network slowed down and heavy congestion due to many transactions. As a result, thousands of transactions were no longer going through, which annoyed many users.
Solana Labs teams then justified:
The performance degradation of Solana’s network is currently due to an increase in e – complex transactions, which reduces network capacity [seulement] several thousand transactions per second. This causes some user transactions to fail.
Just last month, the multiple transactions, especially those linked to the NFT market, caused problems for the blockchain. As a reminder, Solana is behind Ethereumthe second most popular blockchain on the NFT market, especially since the integration of this technology solution by the OpenSea giant.
Solana is a blockchain known for its technological qualities and especially its large number transactions per second. In fact, it is designed to absorb almost 45,000 transactions per second, which is far more than Ethereum in its current version.
However, Ethereum’s competitive solution is hacking and disrupting the encryption community. These concerns also drive the price of the SOL signal slightly lower. In fact, after this new incident, the price of SOL fell by almost 12%. In the context of a deteriorating market, this news is not welcome.
As mentioned above, Solana is still in beta version. There is no doubt that the development teams are actively working to resolve these concerns. However, if Solana is to establish itself as a secure solution for the future, it will need to resolve these issues to ensure 24/7 operation.
Crypto-assets are a volatile investment.
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