Solana hit with another network incident causing degraded performance


The Solana blockchain suffered a third incident in just a few months that clogged the network and caused transactions to fail, with users wondering if it was caused by another DDos attack or if it was just problems with network.

The extent and nature of the incident are difficult to determine, with Coinbase, Wu Blockchain and Redditors reporting that there had been an incident causing the network to slow down and transactions to fail. However, Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko denied that there was a DDoS on the occasion.

The latest incident comes less than a month after a previous attack that found the network to be clogged with mass bots due to another initial DEX offering (IDO) on the decentralized exchange platform Radium based on Solana.

According to Wu Blockchain, the Solana network went down for about four hours in the early morning hours of January 4 UTC following an apparent DDoS attack. Solana.Status shows that the network has been fully operational with 100% availability during this period.

Yesterday, an article on the r / CryptoCurrency group on Reddit also shared several screenshots of Solana (SOL) users reporting issues with failed SOL transactions at the time of potential DDoS and network downtime. . Coinbase also provided an incident report in the last 24 hours on the “degraded performance” of the Solana network which resulted in the failure of SOL withdrawals on the crypto exchange.

“This is why you don’t use a service’s own status page to draw conclusions, especially if it is masquerading as a decentralized blockchain, but is really just a glorified database. “wrote user u / Set1Less.

But other users responding to the r / CryptoCurrency post in the r / Solana community questioned the validity of the claims, with “NiftyMufti” stating that:

“So instead of echoing the opinions of random people, why don’t you show the graphics? DDoS attack and downtime would have been displayed in block explorers. I don’t see any such signs. Prove me the contrary. At what times in what time zone would this have taken place? “

Solana Labs co-founder Yakovenko echoed on Twitter earlier today, noting that the network issues were not DDoS related and were just the “pain of bringing a new runtime to market. “.

In one separate Twitter thread, Yakovenko also said that “the cost model for the calculation is still a [little] A real fix to deal with this problem is in version 1.9, where TXs must specify all the resources they are using in advance.

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In an interview with Cointelegraph on December 22, Austin Federa, communications manager at Solana Labs, said that developers are currently working to resolve network issues, especially around improving transaction measurement.

“Solana’s runtime environment is a new design. It does not use EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine] and a ton of innovations have been made to ensure users get the cheapest fees possible, but there is still work to be done on runtime, ”he said.