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On February 26, validators successfully restarted the Solana (SOL) cryptocurrency blockchain to restore performance.
Unplanned forks occurred on the Solana network on Saturday. Several conflicting records of completed transactions appeared on the blockchain, as a result of which the network began to consume much more RAM and work more slowly.
Validators managed to process only 93 transactions per second instead of the required 5000, so blockchain users faced delays in sending coins. To fix the problem, the developers decided to restart the network and released an update for the software used by the validators.
The fall in the number of transactions processed by the Solana network
The programmers “rolled back” the Solana blockchain to the moment before the forks. They managed to restore the network, which is now processing 3725 operations per second and is operating normally.
Blockchain engineers assume that the incident was caused by a bug in the source code of the software, so experts will continue to monitor network performance.
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