What happened to Ethereum? Investigating the interruption in transaction completion


The Ethereum network experienced a transaction completion issue for about 25 minutes on Thursday, May 11, resulting in blocks proposed in that span not being finalized.

After nearly half an hour, block completion returned to normal, with several developers confirming that they were investigating the cause of the outage.. Despite the problem, the network managed to continue processing transactions normally.

Decentralization as a way to mitigate these problems.

Ethereum developers have pointed out that decentralization at all levels is an effective way to mitigate the effects of events like this, and that each vector must continue to be strengthened to make the network more resilient.

One of them is the variety in the use of clients by nodes, a point that concerned devs at one point. In addition, the variety in the infrastructure of the nodes can also contribute to the resilience of the network.

Making Ethereum more resilient.

“Today’s incident was a big drill. It looks like two or three issues coincided (as is often the case). The network recovered gracefully and we discovered a few other issues that could be improved to make Ethereum more resilient.”

Marius van der Wijden

Ethereum Developer

The developers are working to improve the resiliency of the network, identifying the problems that arose during the outage and strengthening each vector that can contribute to the resiliency of the network.

To end.

Although the outage in Ethereum transaction completion lasted only 25 minutes, it is important that developers work to harden the network and make it more resilient. Decentralization at all levels, variety in the use of clients by nodes, and variety in node infrastructure are some of the factors that can contribute to network resilience.

Resiliency is essential to ensure the security and reliability of Ethereum, and developers are working hard to achieve it.

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