Lens Protocol stalls services due to transaction issues

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  • Lens Protocol ran into issues after Polygon gas limits and a third-party relay contributed to a  problem in mining transactions for the service.
  • The issue was resolved later in the day on Wednesday, Lens Protocol said on Twitter.

Update: Lens Protocol in a tweet said the issue was resolved later on Wednesday. 

Gas limits on the Polygon blockchain network coupled with a buildup queue on a third-party relay resulted in a transaction mining issue on Lens Protocol, the service reported.

As the issue persisted, users in the service's Discord channel reported they were unable to claim social media handles from the protocol. An update came from Lens once the mining problems are resolved, the protocol said in an announcement on Twitter. The service said it had resolved the issue later in the day on Wednesday.

Since its February 2022 launch, more than 50 applications reportedly utilized Lens Protocol, a platform created by Aave developers that allows applications to plug into user-owned social data enabled via NFTs for authentication and monetization.

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout to reflect that Lens Protocol on Twitter said the issue has been resolved.