The Solana blockchain experienced a nearly 5-hour outage on February 6th, impacting user activity on the network. While the cause remains under investigation, the network has been successfully restarted, and normal operations have resumed.
The Solana blockchain, a popular platform for decentralized applications (dApps), experienced a network outage for nearly five hours on Tuesday, February 6th. According to block explorers like Solscan and OKLink, the network halted processing transactions at approximately 9:53 UTC, leaving users unable to conduct activities on the platform.
An Account of Events During the Service Interruption
During the period when services were unavailable, a sequence of notable incidences transpired.
The outage lasted for 4 hours and 46 minutes, disrupting various use cases built on the Solana network. While the specific cause remains under investigation, engineers and validators collaborated to successfully restart the network at 14:57 UTC.
During the outage, users were unable to conduct transactions, access dApps, or utilize Solana-based services. Cryptocurrency exchange Upbit, for instance, announced the suspension of deposits and withdrawals for SOL, GMT, RAY, and ACS tokens citing the network interruption.
Following the successful restart, the Solana network is now operational, and normal user activity has resumed. Developers are monitoring the network performance and investigating the cause of the outage to prevent similar occurrences in the future. It is worthy to note that this is not the first time that the Solana blockchain has been restarted. It is howerver, a testimony to the resilience of the Solana team in keeping the platform running despite occasional challenges.