Solana CEO Debunks Claims Network Outages Caused by On-Chain Voting
• Solana Labs founder and CEO Anatoly Yakovenko denied claims that the recent network outages were caused by the high volume of validator messages and its on-chain voting system.
• The root cause of the outage is still unclear, but Yakovenko believes including on-chain votes as transactions provides an „exceptional level of security and high throughput and low fees“.
• Twitter user DBCryptoX had claimed that these votes were clogging up the network, but Yakovenko dismissed this theory as coming from „pure ignorance“.
Solana Network Outage
The recent 20-hour network outage experienced by Solana has sparked speculation about its cause. Some have attributed it to a high volume of validator messages and its on-chain voting system clogging its consensus layer.
Anatoly Yakovenko, founder and CEO of Solana Labs, has responded to these claims. He stated that on-chain votes are part of a “single giant quorum” which contributes to providing an “exceptional level of security and high throughput and low fees” simultaneously. Yakovenko also dismissed theories claiming that these votes were causing outages as being born out of “pure ignorance”.
Root Cause Unknown
While the root cause for the outage is yet to be determined, Solana Foundation confirmed in a Feb 27 post that they are still investigating what happened.
Twitter User’s Theory
Twitter user DBCryptoX had posted a thread claiming that on-chain votes were responsible for the outages before being rebutted by Yakovenko.
As investigations continue into what caused the 20-hour network outage experienced by Solana Labs, Anatoly Yankvenko has defended their decision to include on-chain votes as part of their consensus layer, citing it as necessary for providing an effective level of security while maintaining low fees and high throughput.