The Solana network experienced a 7-hour outage at 8 pm UTC, caused by a rush of bots trying to mint NFTs. Solana developers and engineers said the traffic reached a record-breaking high of 4 million transactions per second. Further, blowing out all other previous highs in terms of transactions on the blockchain per second significantly.
Today, validators completed a cluster restart and the Solana blockchain was operating slowly in the morning. The reason being is it takes a while for every node to come back online.
Solana has risen up the crypto ranks now, being in the top 10 in terms of market cap. The blockchain also has the second-highest NFT volume, aside from Ethereum of course.
Solana Blockchain Struggles to Fight Significant Influx of Bots
Solana has faced server issues before, one in January lasted 18 hours. Both times the blockchain has gone down have been due to a massive influx of…