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Stellar’s ‘decentralized’ blockchain crashed for two hours and no one realized

Stellar’s blockchain suffered a “cascading failure” that halted transactions for roughly two hours on Could 15.

“What mainly occurred was {that a} crucial mass of nodes went down inflicting a cascading failure and so your complete community went down however as a result of it isn’t ceaselessly used, few seen,” tweeted Swanson, head of analysis at expertise agency Publish Oak Labs.

The downtime was confirmed by a Stellar XLM Basis rep in a Reddit post. In line with network monitoring services, the blockchain seems to be again to regular (at pixel time.)