Cardano’s network briefly crashed after an error cut 50% of the network’s nodes. According to Input Output (IO), the blockchain engineering firm responsible for the Cardano network, the nodes involved were disconnected and restarted for reasons still unknown last Sunday (22). The error is fixed automatically within minutes.
IO downplayed the severity of the outage, saying the incident was a “transient anomaly”. In addition, the company said that it had considered such possibilities in the project, which means that there were no surprises.
This appears to have been caused by a transient anomaly that caused one of two interactions in the node; IO wrote in a GitHub post:
Nodes are the stakeholders in the network. They maintain and process transactions on the blockchain and are essential to the maintenance of any network.
According to Rick McCracken, the developer who designs staking tools for Cardano, most of the nodes have recovered normally.
Network reset is not required. chirp for him.
The Cardano network suffers from a faulty node
The IO also said that as a result of this anomaly, there was a short impact on block production, causing the network to be out of sync for a short period of time. But the company indicated that this can also happen during normal operations.
Despite the low impact of the error, the IO has stated that it will investigate the incident further. Meanwhile, it will continue to monitor network performance.
“We are now investigating the root cause of this anomalous behavior and are implementing further logging measures along with our regular monitoring procedures.”
The quick fix to the issue has the Cardano community excited:
“The real lesson for me is how impressive the resilience of the Cardano network is. Something destroyed about 60% of the nodes and the network recovered within a few minutes and continues to generate blocks everywhere,” tweeted P. Lanningham, CTO of exchange SundaeSwap. It is based in Cardano.
ADA rates decline
But the price of the ADA cryptocurrency, native to the Cardano network, did not react well to the error. In the past 24 hours, the price of the digital currency has fallen 1.5% to R$1.96, according to data from CoinGecko. But looking at the past seven days, ADA is still up around 10% amid the latest bull run in the cryptocurrency market.
ADA price change chart over the past 24 hours. Source: CoinGecko