The Solana blockchain has actually suffered a 3rd occurrence in simply a couple of months that blocked the network and triggered deals to stop working, with users disputing whether it was triggered by another DDos attack or if it was simply network concerns.
The scale and nature of the occurrence is tough to determine, with Coinbase, Wu Blockchain and Redditors reporting there had actually been an occurrence triggering the network to slow and deals to stop working. However Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko rejected there had actually been a DDoS on this event.
The most current occurrence comes less than a month after a previous attack which saw reports the network was blocked with mass botting due to another Initial DEX offering (IDO) on Solana- based decentralized exchange platformRadium
According to Wu Blockchain, the Solana network decreased for around 4 hours in the morning ofJan 4 UTC time as an outcome of an evident DDoS attack. Solana.Status reveals the network has actually been completely functional with 100% uptime over that duration.
Solana decreased once again at 2 o’clock in the early morning (UTC +8) on January 4th. According to users of the authorities Telegram neighborhood, the enemy is believed of utilizing spam to perform a DDoS attack.
— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 4, 2022
A post on the r/CryptoCurrency group on Reddit the other day likewise shared numerous screenshots of Solana (SOL) users reporting concerns with stopped working SOL deals around the time of the prospective DDoS and network downtime. Coinbase likewise supplied an occurrence report over the previous 24 hours on the Solana network’s “degraded performance” that led to stopped working withdrawals of SOL on the crypto exchange.
“This is why you don’t use a service’s own status page to come to conclusions especially if it masquerades as a decentralized blockchain, but in reality is just a glorified database,” user u/Set1Less composed.
But other users reacting to the r/CryptoCurrency post in the r/Solana neighborhood questioned the credibility of the claims, with “NiftyMufti” mentioning that:
“So instead of echoing random people’s opinions, why don’t you show the charts? A DDoS attack and downtime would have shown in the block explorers. I see no such signs. Prove me wrong. Which hours in which timezone was this supposed to have taken place?”
Solana Labs co-founder Yakovenko echoed as such on Twitter earlier today, keeping in mind that the network concerns weren’t associated with a DDoS, and were simply the “pain of getting a new runtime commercialized.”
it’s not a ddos, simply discomfort of getting a brand-new runtime advertised.
$ solana ping
— deal stats–
8 deals sent, 8 deals verified, 0.0% deal loss
verification min/mean/max/ stddev = 2119/3934/9387/ 2415 ms
— anat ◎ ly (@aeyakovenko) January 4, 2022
In a different Twitter thread, Yakovenko likewise mentioned that the “cost model for compute is still a [little] wonky, real fix to deal with this is in 1.9, where TXs have to specify all the resources they use upfront.”
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In an interview with Cointelegraph onDec 22, Austin Federa, head of interactions at Solana Labs stated that designers are presently working to deal with the network’s concerns, particularly in relation to enhancing deal metering.
“Solana’s runtime is a new design. It doesn’t use EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine] and a ton of innovation was done to ensure that users have the cheapest fees possible, but there’s still work to be done on the runtime,” he stated.