- Solana once again suffered another network outage.
- CEO of Solana labs refutes claims made by a Twitter user on outage issues
- Solana continues to lose credibility due to its constant network outage.
The CEO and founder of Solana labs, Anatoly Yakovenko, claims that the rumors of Solana’s network outages caused by on-chain voting were a gross show of ignorance.
Anatoly claims the actual reason for the network outages that Solana was facing was instead due to a high volume of validator messages and its on-chain voting system creating a clog in its consensus layer.
Solana Foundation had first made a post confirming that they had not figured out the root cause of its recent 20-hour network outage, and the founder made responses to speculations on Solana’s choice to include on-chain votes as transactions being a massive flaw in their design and could be the root cause of several outages.
A Twitter user, “DBCryptoX,” started the controversial thread that claimed that the high volume of the validator messages and on-chain votes were the sources responsible for clogging the Solana network. The thread was made days after the 20-hour outage Solana Labs experienced.
However, the CEO of Solana Labs was quick to refute the claim, immediately chalking it to an incorrect claim built from pure ignorance, and went on to explain that the votes which are part of a single giant quorum contribute heavily to providing an exceptional level of security and high throughput and low fees, simultaneously.
One thing that was easy to note, however, was that Anatoly did not refute the claim by the Twitter users, DBCryptoX, that 90-95% of Solana’s transactions were a compromise to the validator messages and the on-chain votes, which the user claimed had a hand in bogging down the system.
He also claimed that the significant reason the network outage was for 20 hours was that it takes a considerable amount of time for validators to meet before going on to reach a consensus (hence, the presence of a solution) with the use of off-chain methods, with messaging services like Discord.
Many commentators under the controversial thread disagreed with the theories presented, like the CEO of Solana Labs.
A software engineer, Alex Kroeger of Solana’s Powered Wallet Phantom, added his input by saying that there was no likely singular cause behind the network outages Solana had faced and that the validators of proof-of-stake systems required a lot of network communication to achieve validation.
While Solana was able to revive operations after its 20-hour outage by February 25th, the damage had already been done as it was not the first time the platform had suffered a network outage.
The network outages in Solana began last year and have become frequent on the platform. It has now become a source of constant irritation for the crypto community.
At the peak of its existence, Solana had the position of the second-best platform after Ethereum, boasting of its secure and fast network. Still, due to the constant outages, it has lost a considerable part of its credibility.