Polygon Network Went Offline for 11 Hours, Here’s What Happened


One of the most important blockchains for DeFi segment, Polygon (MATIC), suffers downtime

Polygon Network (MATIC), a leading smart contract platform, went offline after a planned upgrade. Polygon (MATIC) failed to confirm transactions for 11 hours.

Extended service outage: What happened to Polygon?

Yesterday, on March 10, 2022, Polygon Network (MATIC) engineers disclosed issues in Heimdall, one of the layers of its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) design. To allow developers fix them in a safe manner, the decision was taken to stop the transactions: the team warned users about the downtime.

However, the downtime lasted longer than expected. As Polygon (MATIC) users sparked heated debates on social media, the team released a hotfix to allow operations to resume.

Alongside that, team members stated that they are looking for a long-term solution to fix the issues for good. Polygonscan and Polygon Bridge instruments were shut down during the outage.

As previously reported by U.Today, Solana (SOL), the most popular “Ethereum killer”, suffered a series of outages in Q4 2021-Q1 2022. The protocol suffered six outages in less than three months .

Are funds SAFU?

Polygon’s operations were back to normal in the early moring hours of March 11, 2022 (UTC). By press time, Polygonscan is updated and displays transactions while Polygon Bridge ensures cross-network interoperability.

Throughout the duration of the outage, no Polygon (MATIC) user funds or data were at risk, according to the statement of its engineers.

In January 2022, Polygon (MATIC) was clogged due to enormous upsurge in transactional volume caused by the euphoria around Sunflowers Farmer GameFi protocol.


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