Moonbeam Blockchain Halts Block Production for 4 Hours

On April 5th, Moonbeam (GLMR) was reported to have failed to produce new blocks, resulting in a 4-hour and 13-minute halt in transaction activity. Moonbeam quickly announced the issue and stated that its development team was investigating the cause of the problem.

In the early morning of April 6th, Moonbeam reported that it had identified a vulnerability and released a patch in version 0.30.0. Block production will continue until all nodes update to the latest version, 0.30.3. At present, the project confirms that the system is running normally.

According to a tweet from Moonbeam, “The root cause of the recent Moonbeam blockchain production issue has been identified and the team has deployed a solution in the form of a client upgrade. Moonbeam is now producing blocks.”

Moonbeam is a project compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and secured the second parachain slot on Polkadot. In September 2022, the project integrated with the LayerZero cross-chain data transmission protocol, after previously integrating Polkadot’s XCM.

Moonbeam’s incident is not the only one that has occurred recently. The zkSync Era chain also experienced a block production issue that lasted for 3 hours last week, and the Avalanche C-Chain witnessed two network outages due to node software-related problems.

Blockchain technology is still in its infancy, and bugs or vulnerabilities can often occur. In response, development teams must act quickly and transparently to minimize any potential damage. Moonbeam’s prompt announcement and solution to its problem demonstrate the importance of transparency and accountability in the blockchain industry.

Overall, despite the temporary halt in transaction activity, Moonbeam’s swift response and resolution to its issue highlight the resilience and durability of blockchain technology.

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