Solana blockchain is down – no blocks since 10:22 UTC

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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.

Solana blockchain outage warning. Source: Solana

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.

Solana blockchain stops block production. Source: X

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 the 11th time in the past two years.

Solana blockchain was launched in March 2020, focusing on offering scalable solutions for a decentralized ecosystem rivaling Ethereum but with faster transaction processing time and lower transaction fees. The network grew in prominence during the last bull cycle in 2021 due to an increased adoption rate and increasing token price. However, network-related issues have been persistent with the blockchain network, with developers having to restart the network on multiple occasions in the past.

The network grew in prominence during the last bull cycle in 2021 due to an increased adoption rate and increasing token price. However, network-related issues have been persistent with the blockchain network, with developers having to restart the network on multiple occasions in the past.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.