An unknown error has occurred in the Ethereum blockchain, in which transactions could not be finalized for some time.
According to the data beaconcha.infrom epochs 200552 to 200554 there was a sharp decrease in confirmed operations – up to 40%.
Analytical service EthereumPools wrote on Twitter that during this time, “every pool or operator” on the network that experts monitored went “offline” – that is, incorrectly confirmed the transaction.
🚨 For a couple of epochs almost every pool/operator that we monitor went offline 🧐
Any idea what happened? pic.twitter.com/3Q9BDFis1d
— ethereumpools.info (@EthereumPools) May 11, 2023
Preston van Loon, co-founder of Prysmatic Labs, the development company behind the Ethereum client, later tweeted that “finalization has been restored.”
Finality has been restored. We do not know the root cause yet, but something happened to cause several client implementations to work really hard to keep up with the chain.
— prestonvanloon.eth (@preston_vanloon) May 11, 2023
“We don’t know the root cause yet, but something happened and several client-servers started working very hard to keep up with the chain. We are studying the current problem in the main network. We will publish an update as soon as we know something new, ”Long explained.
Recall that after the launch of the crvUSD decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum mainnet, the Curve Finance team announced the need to re-deploy the smart contract due to an error with the voting token.
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