On December 4, at 16:46 Moscow Time, blocks were no longer produced in the Solana blockchain. The problem was solved only after six hours, but the developers did not report the reason for the network shutdown.
“At approximately 1: 46 UTC on December 4, the Solana Mainnet Beta validator cluster stopped producing blocks on slot 53 180 900. The Solana team is actively working on restarting the network. There is no risk to the funds, ” the developers of Solana wrote on the social network Twitter.
After the shutdown of the blockchain, the development team asked the validators to cooperate and restart the network. However, it took six hours to restart the main Solana network.
At the same time, the instructions that were passed to the validators did not specify the reason for the network shutdown. The reasons were not given later. The developers promised to publish more detailed information later.
The Solana network was restored on December 4 at 22: 32 Moscow time. Validators started producing blocks again, and user funds were not affected. However, the rate of the SOL cryptocurrency fell by 10%.
In early October, the developers of Solana launched a two-way gateway to the Ethereum network, which allows you to exchange ERC-20 tokens for SPL tokens for use in decentralized finance applications.