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On the evening of November 2, more than 1,000 Solana validators were offline, causing more than one-fifth of Solana’s share of network security to fail.
The downtime is due to cloud service provider Hetzner blocking all Solana network activity on its servers.
Data from the RockawayX Infrastructure Dashboard shows the Solana network has a 22% late bidding rate. This is the highest rate since May.
A Solana bid becomes expired when the validator to which the bid was delegated goes offline. At the moment, the validators and the delegator are not rewarded.
Hetzner has reportedly already considered blocking cryptonode operators. The company’s terms of service state that crypto activity is prohibited. However, at that time, the company’s attention was focused on Ethereum node operators, since their number was about 16% of all Ethereum nodes. Since then, that figure has dropped to 12%.
It appears that the Solana network itself was unaffected, despite 22% of the network’s security voices going offline. There were no crashes on the Solana status page, although the blockchain has experienced numerous outages in the past.
Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko urged network members to move their stakes elsewhere.
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