PolygonScan data showed that the blockchain had not produced any new blocks or processed transactions for a while. Some enthusiasts believe that the platform was suffering a technical problem.
Polygonscan Suffered a Technical Problem
A technical problem of network explorer Polygonscan caused speculation that the Polygon blockchain was temporarily down for the count. The speculations that layer-2 scaling solution Polygon may have been suffering an outage came up on February 22, after data from PolygonScan showed that the blockchain had not processed a block in over an hour and a half.
However, Polygon made an appointment that blockchain production has not stopped and that the problem was caused by “a few nodes” falling out of sync.
“About 8:26 UTC, a few nodes went out of sync. This caused a reaction where some nodes could not validate blocks for a very brief period of time. Block production never stopped – However, there could have been a degradation in network performance temporarily. These nodes have resynced and systems are back to normal.” – Polygon spokesperson.
According to the spokesperson, alternative explorers can be used. It is worth noting that the network has suffered network outages before, with the last occurring on March 11, 2022, due to maintenance required on one of the network’s three layers. Polygon Labs, the crypto firm behind the Polygon blockchain, announced on February 21 that it was letting go 100 positions, which is approximately 20% of its workforce.
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