Polygon, a number one sidechain-based scaling answer for Ethereum, is struggling a multi-hour outage ensuing from a problem with one in all its nodes.
On March 10, Polygon announced that its community had been experiencing downtime since 5:50pm UTC on account of its Heimdall node halting. The final transaction efficiently processed by the community occurred over eight hours in the past as of 2am UTC on March 11.
The Polygon workforce stated the Heimdall node is utilized by one of many two layers of its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) chain for transactions referring to validators and bridging. Polygon is tentatively attributing the node’s outage to an earlier minor improve to the community’s state bridging module.
“We suspect there could have been a bug within the improve which affected consensus, and prompted totally different Heimdall validators to be on totally different variations of the chain, thereby not reaching 2/3 consensus,” Polygon stated. They added that the Heimdall node will halt by design when consensus isn’t reached.
Nonetheless, the workforce famous they’re presently working to establish a “definitive trigger” for the difficulty, along with “mitigation options that can resume operation as quickly as doable.”
Regardless of the outage, Polygon assured that “all person funds and information are completely protected.”
Polygon’s Twitter is presently inundated with complaints from customers who tried to transact on the community whereas unaware of the outage.
A number of customers have reported unsuccessful transactions on the Polygon deployment of OpenSea the place pockets balances have didn’t replace, making it seem as if funds have been misplaced. Whereas the transactions are probably simply caught within the queue, scammers look like contacting affected customers beneath the guise of working for Polygon’s assist workforce.
“Be careful for scammers,” warned Twitter person ‘WeRyoshi’. The commenter additionally claimed to have been ready 15 hours for his or her transaction to finish.
NFT venture Courtyard has been pressured to delay its public mint by 24 hours on account of the outage.
Polygon has just lately copped flak for struggling a number of outages because the begin of the 12 months.
Final month, transactions had been halted on account of a gas-station outage. Previous to that, a problem with gasoline estimation resulted in customers being unable to transact utilizing NFTs on the community for a number of days in January.