Solana’s user experience is not what it should be according to the co-founder of the platform Anatoly Yakovenko as it suffered a few network outages that we reported in our blockcahin news.
The rising blockchain network is experiencing growing pains amid the degraded performance and now SOL’s price is down 42% in a week. Solana had a degraded performance in the past few days including failing transactions. Solana Labs CEO and co-founder Anatoly YAkovenko noted there are growing pains as increasingly complex transactions affect the network and that Solana’s user experience is not what it should be.
making a big deal out of solana going down the first couple times was fud imo but solana going down regularly is concerning
— hana (@dumbcontract2) January 24, 2022
While the Solana network hasn’t experienced a full outage since the extended downtime in September, it wasn’t a smooth ride in the past few months either for the blockchain. Following the recent network performance issues, Solana Labs co-founder and CEO Anatoly Yakovenko detailed the growing pains as it scales to meet the demands. Late last week, Solana users complained of issues again as the transactions on the network were getting stalled and took considerably longer than normal to complete as the network struggled to maintain the throughput level measured in transactions per second.
In the statemetn shared today, Yakovenko wrote that the mark reached an average of 800 TPS down from the typical mean above 3000 TPS. With about a quarter of the usual transactions throughput on Solana, the users tried to send and receive funds and even buy and sell NFTs have issued as well. Yakovenko disputed claims that the network went down and the data from the blockchain explorers support this view. Even if Solana was still functioning, it did so at a weak level. Solana’s status website shows an outage for nine days due to degraded performance or network instability. Yakovenko wrote:
“The network has not experienced any periods of downtime since September. Despite that, the user experience is not what it should be today.”
Unlike September’s downtime that was blamed on an overload of transactions by bots that tried to manipulate a token launch, Yakovenko wrote that the majority of the transactions are legitimate from a normal DEFI activity with no malicious users or coordinated attacks. The transactions are becoming more complex in nature and more users were submitting the compound transactions which require additional resources. The user could borrow from lending protocol Solana in then use the Raydium automated market maker. With more of these complex transactions in the mix, Solana validators had a hard time keeping on top of the flow of user demands:
“The network is experiencing growing pains as it onboards a new class of sophisticated builders and users,” Yakovenko wrote.
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