Solana network back online following second restart

Quick Take

  • The Solana blockchain is back working again after two attempts to fix it.
  • Engineers are monitoring its performance.

The Solana blockchain is back online after two attempts to restart the network.

The fix occurred at 01:28 UTC, after which engineers were said to continue monitoring the performance of the network, according to monitoring site Solana Status. At 02:09 UTC, the issue was deemed to be resolved.

The network went down in the early hours of Feb. 25, meaning transactions weren't processing on the network as they're supposed to. A few hours later, a first network restart took place but it was ineffective, leading to the second solution.

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The blockchain has dealt with downtime multiple times in the past. This is largely because of its focus on supporting a high transaction throughput, which can put heavy pressure on nodes to stay in sync.


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