The Solana blockchain is facing technical difficulties.
Users performing transactions on the Solana network faced various interruptions due to technical problems.
The first problems on the network started around 09:00 on Saturday.
While the cause of the network’s problems is currently unclear, validator operators and core engineers think there may be a bug in the version of Solana code released just hours before the outage.
It was stated that the problem was caused by a blockchain forking problem. This error resulted in inconsistent versions of the transaction history.
Chorus One, one of Solana’s blockchain infrastructure providers, stated that the network encountered a non-standard fork and engineers were on hand to fix the problem.
According to Chorus One, technical difficulties in the network have resulted in increased memory usage of validators and significantly reduced throughput.
Solana’s official Discord channel has instructed validators to restart their network clusters.
SOL, the native token of the Solana network, is trading at $22.33 at the time of writing, according to data from CoinGecko.