On Sunday evening, local time in Asia, the Solana network had yet another disruption as a result of bots saturating the NFT minting tool “Candy Machine,” spamming almost four million transactions per second.
Around 11 a.m., the network was brought back up after being offline for almost seven hours. HKT thanks to devs tweeting information on how to restart the cluster.
Solana is still trying to figure out why the network couldn’t handle the sudden influx of traffic. The Candy Machine program’s developers have indicated that they will soon include a botting penalty in order to improve network stability.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults have plagued the Solana network in recent months, resulting in network-wide slowdowns.
Consensus mechanisms and cheap fees have been criticised for lowering the cost of such operations when contrasted to Bitcoin and Ethereum.
After the notification of the system failure, the price of Solana plunged to its lowest level since late March, although it has since partly rebounded and is now trading at US$89.94 at the time of this writing.