The Solana blockchain, known for its high-speed transaction processing capability, experienced downtime in the early hours of Feb. 25. However, the network is now back online after two attempts to restart it.
According to Solana Status, engineers fixed the issue at 01:28 UTC and continued to monitor the network’s performance. The issue was finally resolved at 02:09 UTC, allowing transactions to resume processing on the network.
This downtime isn’t the first time Solana has experienced such a problem. The blockchain’s focus on supporting a high transaction throughput puts heavy pressure on nodes to remain in sync, leading to occasional network outages.
Despite this, Solana has become a popular blockchain platform, attracting developers and investors alike. Its speed and scalability make it an attractive option for decentralized applications (dApps) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), among other use cases.
The Solana team has been working to improve the network’s stability and prevent future outages. They’ve implemented several measures, including upgrading the network’s software and optimizing its consensus mechanism.
Solana’s downtime highlights the importance of a reliable blockchain infrastructure for the development of decentralized applications. As the demand for blockchain technology continues to grow, so too does the need for stable and scalable blockchain networks.