Cardano Restores Rapidly Following Brief Node Interruptions

  • More than half of the Cardano nodes disconnected and restarted due to an anomaly.
  • The cause of the anomaly and subsequent node disconnections is still under investigation.

Cardano Network, one of the leading open-source blockchain platforms, has recovered rapidly after its brief node disruption. According to recent posts from the developers of Cardano, the blockchain ecosystem witnessed a brief outage on Sunday as 50% of nodes disconnected due to an anomaly. However, the network problem was immediately resolved.

Rick McCracken, a developer for Cardano, tweeted

Some of you will be aware of an incident last night at approximately 00:09:00 UTC (between blocks 8300569 and 8300570) that caused approximately 50% of Cardano nodes to disconnect and restart. This impacted relay nodes and block-producing nodes; edge nodes appear to have been unaffected.

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The tweet further elucidated the interruption that occurred in Cardano. According to the post, the issue appears to have been brought on by a transitory anomaly that caused one of two responses in the node: some disconnected from a peer, while others threw an exception and restarted. However, the major cause of the anomaly and subsequent node disconnections is still under investigation. 

Furthermore, Tom Stokes, a Cardano SPO, tweeted a network sync statistic following the Cardano node outage. According to the data, network sync has progressed quickly to a level of more than 87%. However, it has not straightaway returned to its earlier level of 100%, as per the statistics.  

This is not the first time the nodes have been disconnected on blockchain networks. In the previous year, the Solana ecosystem also experienced a similar concern. An interruption caused the sudden fall of Solana for more than seven hours. The blockchain developers had been working nonstop to restart the network.

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