Solana Devs Call ‘All Hands on Deck’ as Unknown Bug Stops Block Production
Update (Dec. 4, 19:45 UTC): Network validators have successfully restarted the Solana blockchain, according to the team.
Solana, a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain championed by FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, is “stuck” due to an unknown issue, according to the project’s GitHub.
- “At approximately 1:46pm UTC on December 5th, 2020, the Solana Mainnet Beta cluster stopped producing blocks at slot 53,180,900, which prevented any new transactions from being confirmed,” a Solana Medium post reads. “The Solana team is actively working with the validator community to restart the network.”
- Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana, has called for “all hands on deck,” referring to the network validators who process transactions.
- The Solana blockchain explorer confirms no blocks are currently being produced.
- Yakovenko did not return questions for comment by press time.
This is a developing story.