According to WuBlockchain, the Solana network went offline for the fourth time in the past 12 months. According to the group the DDoS attack may have caused the network’s downtime. A WuBlockchain official tweet can be found here:
“Solana was again down at 2 o’clock in morning (UTC+8) January 4th. According to Telegram, the attacker is believed to have used spam to launch a DDoS attack.
Users claim that the Solana protocol is feeling the brunt of spam overload. This could be due to the incessant creation of empty transactions on network. This has led to congestion that has rendered the self-described “Ethereum Killer” incapacitated.
According to reports, Solana’s functionality was restored on January 4. There is no information on the network’s transaction processing capabilities. At press time, no information was available about whether the network’s developers were working on this.
Solana’s most recent downtime has brought back memories of previous network outages. One of the major issues was transaction processing. Raydium, one the largest decentralized exchanges in Solana, had problems launching a liquidity pool.
Solana’s native currency SOL ranks fifth in digital currencies by market capital, and is also one of 2021’s largest gainers.