Solana crypto is a high throughput blockchain based on the Proof of History (PoH) and Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus. Built by a team of networking engineers, Solana aims to become the blockchain infrastucture for modern internet applications.
Associated reports indicate that the Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. Solana recorded an unusual volume how much cryptocurrency has been traded over a set period, such as the past 24 hours. of data traffic, which corresponds to an attack of type DDoS and generated delays in certain services that operate over the network.
Various reports published today revealed that, theBlockchain of Solana was apparently affected by an attack of the typeDDoS (denial of service), although this did not involve network disruptions beyond transaction delays.
Red deSolana was the victim of an attackDDoS
As such, attacks of typeDDoS involve an unusual amount of data traffic that is generally false, thus forcing operational problems that lead to the disconnection of a site or service. In this case, theNFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. based onSolana, Blockasset, was precisely the one that detailed the presence of such irregularities and informed users about what happened:
“We are aware that tokens are taking a long a situation where you buy a cryptocurrency with the expectation of selling it at a higher price for profit later. time to distribute. Solana’s network a network refers to all nodes in the operation of a blockchain at any given moment in time. is overloaded with DDoS attacks that have clogged up causing delays”.
GenesysGo, an infrastructure firm for Solana, also informed users about what was happening, as it evidenced problems with processing transaction requests and called on users to be patient to avoid inconvenience.
The #Solana validator a participant on a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain, involved in validating blocks for rewards. network is experiencing issues this morning. TPS issues as the network works to process txn requests.
Remember, this is blockchain ???? If your txn ID went through then it’s not lost, just pending. Growing pains is all! pic.twitter.com/2Zfagq092M
— GenesysGo.sol – Shadowy Super Coder DAO decentralized autonomous organization, system of rules that define how a decentralized organization should operate and which actions it should take. (@GenesysGo) December 9, 2021
Although several people claimed on Twitter that Solana’s network had apparently suspended operations again, several critics made it clear that this did not happen, but in fact there were levels of congestion that resulted in inconvenience for services operating on the network.Blockchain.
It’s not the first time something like this has happened
According to several published reports, this would not be the first time that Solana’s network has been the victim of an attack of this type.DDoS, as in September of this same year a similar event also occurred after the launch of an IDO throughRaydium, a decentralized decentralization refers to the property of a system in which nodes or actors work in concert in a distributed fashion to achieve a common goal. exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. that operates over the saidBlockchain.
At the time, reports indicated that there was malicious activity by a good number of bots. However, some people are again pointing the finger atRaydium as allegedly responsible for what happened this time, since it coincided again with another IDO launched through the platform. In this regard, a user ofReddit he wrote:
“My biggest concern about Solana right now is the performance impact during high volumes of activity related to IDOs and Raydium launches. Literally every performance issue in the last six months, including the 17-hour outage, has been the result of a Raydium launch.”
Although it is not certain whether this is something associated withRaydium, some developers noted that they have been implementing some measures to avoid possible operational collapses. However, so far no representative of the Solana Foundation has offered more details about what happened.
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