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Polygon Network Down for Over 11 Hours Following Upgrade

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  • Layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution Polygon did not produce a new block for more than 11 hours yesterday and today.
  • The team announced that they needed to perform maintenance on one of the network’s three layers.
  • The team resorted to deploying a hot fix even though the bug is still not fixed.

Layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution Polygon did not produce a new block for more than 11 hours yesterday and today. However, the team has assured users that all funds and on-chain data are safe.

Originally, the network was to experience some downtime starting at about 5:50 PM UTC yesterday, following an announcement on the project’s forum at 4:20 PM UTC that the team needed to perform maintenance on one of the network’s three layers.

The reason for the downtime was because it was believed that a recent upgrade might have affected the network’s ability to reach consensus. The outage, as expected, began around 5:54 PM UTC.

However, the Polygon team later updated users at about 1:30 AM UTC today, explaining that the problem had still not been fixed and that they had to resort to deploying a hot fix that would temporarily aid the network in the creation of new blocks. The team successfully released the hotfix at around 4 AM UTC this morning, which restored operations on Polygon’s network.

Polygon users understood that the outage was expected, but started becoming disgruntled once the downtime exceeded 6 hours, expressing their concerns for the extended downtime on social media. Other users also noted how their crypto business had been negatively affected by the downtime.

This isn’t the first bug in the Polygon network to make its way to the surface. The last bug that the team had fixed put $24 billion worth of funds at risk. However, this bug was patched up relatively quickly without issues towards the end of 2021.

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