Solana Mainnet was restored after being out for 20 hours

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Babafemi Adebajo
Babafemi Adebajo

Femi is a freelance content writer with adequate experience creating content for online and offline media across different niches including technology. When he is not writing, you can find him trying out new technology or reading.

Solana engineers have now successfully restored service across the network of node runners after almost a whole day of the outage.

Validators of the Solana blockchain are now back online as of early Wednesday following a nonstop race by the firm’s engineers to fix the situation and restore service.

For close to 20 hours, the high-speed blockchain was down and finally, now, the team of engineers, at about 1:30 am Eastern time, have succeeded in putting in a network patch that eventually held across the entire network of validators.

The service restoration coming in at this time is giving so much excitement to the staff at Solana as seen in one of the developers who worked tirelessly on the Solana Discord Server – where most of the work to fix the situation was carried out all through Tuesday, and into the early hours of Wednesday. He wrote; “And we’re back!”.

The excitement in Solana’s camp is an understandable one as the unprecedented outage was already a high-profile type, therefore requiring an immediate response. Now that the outage has come to an end, it is a really big relief for everyone involved in one way or another. 

There remains still some unfinished business though if to go by what the official Twitter account of the Solana Foundation says. According to their post, the service still remained a bit spotty right after the patch, meaning the network might not be 100% back just yet. However, according to the post, The Solana validator community has successfully restarted its Mainnet Beta after completing its upgrade to 1.6.25. The Geneva-based company believes that Dapps, block explorers, and supporting systems will recover in the course of the next several hours, meaning that full functionality might not be achieved until some days.

The effect of Solana’s announcement has been immediately noticeable though. Considering the fact that SOL has already jumped over 3%, reclaiming some of its lost ground since yesterday’s low. Recall, SOL had been down by 13% on Tuesday.

Solana is an open-source project implementing a new, high-performance, permissionless blockchain. The Solana Foundation is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and maintains the open-source project.

Solana is arguably the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest-growing ecosystem in crypto, with over 400 projects ranging from Decentralized finance (DeFi), to nonfungible tokens (NFTs), Web3, and many more. 

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