Solana Mainnet-Beta is experiencing downtime in block production as block progression is currently halted, and core engineers and validators are actively investigating. The Solana Blockchain Explorer flashing a “major outage” on the mainnet.
Users on social media started to notice that the Solana blockchain hasn’t produced a block in over 25 minutes, which is considerably long considering Solana has a block production time of 400 milliseconds.
This is not the first time the Solana blockchain has faced a network outage or downtime in block production; the network has been plagued with multiple downtimes over the past few years. The latest outage will be 11th time in the past two years.
This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.
Solana blockchain was launched in 2017 with focus on offering scalable solutions for decentralized ecosystem rivaling Ethereum, but with faster transaction processing time