Polygon community suffers from prolonged service outage after improve


Layer-2 Ethereum scaling resolution Polygon has not produced a brand new block for over 11 hours, with builders attributing the difficulty to a technical improve on the community.

On Thursday at 4:20 pm UTC, Polygon community builders notified customers on the mission’s discussion board that there would seemingly be downtime beginning at about 5:50 pm UTC as a consequence of upkeep required on one of many community’s three layers. A latest improve is assumed to have induced an error within the community’s potential to attain consensus.

“We suspect there might have been a bug within the improve which affected consensus and induced completely different Heimdall validators to be on completely different variations of the chain, thereby not reaching 2/3 consensus.”

As anticipated, the outage started at about 5:54 pm UTC.

The Polygon crew issued an replace at about 1:30 am UTC, explaining that it was nonetheless working to repair the error and {that a} hotfix was deployed to assist proceed making blocks. That hotfix doesn’t seem to have taken impact as of the time of writing.

The crew additionally assured customers that every one funds and information on-chain are secure.

A community outage on Polygon has lasted for 11 hours.

Polygon customers apparently understood the outage was anticipated, however by the sixth hour, rumblings began appearing among the many neighborhood. Most customers have identified issues on the prolonged period of time for the outage. 

Others have famous that their career or crypto enterprise has been negatively affected by the outage. Twitter person @Miklos211 stated:

“I am actually unable to work because of that, might you please ship us a time the place we are able to count on the community to be again on?”

The Polygon community consists of three layers and every serves a singular function. Good contracts run on the Ethereum layer and the Bor layer helps produce blocks. The third Heimdall layer is the place the issue lies.

Heimdall is a set of proof-of-stake (PoS) nodes that assist the community attain consensus. With the Heimdall subject, Polygon can’t attain community consensus.

The final main bug that Polygon fastened put $24 billion price of funds in danger, however was patched up with out subject on the finish of 2021.

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