Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko has denied speculation that the network outages are caused by its on-chain voting system clogging its consensus layer.

In a Twitter thread, Yakovenko refuted claims that the decision to include on-chain votes as transactions was a “massive design flaw.”

He explained that the votes, which are part of a “single giant quorum,” provide an exceptional level of security, high throughput, and low fees.

However, he did not address claims that 90-95% of transactions on Solana consist of validator messages and on-chain votes, which may have contributed to network issues.

Network outages reportedly lasted 20 hours due to the time it takes for validators to reach consensus using off-chain methods such as messaging platforms like Discord.