The arbitrum network is experiencing a minor interruption due to a hardware failure

Ethereum’s Layer 2 network, Arbitrum suffered its second interruption in less than five months after a hardware failure.

At the time of writing, Arbitrum is already online, but the team reported that he fell in the final hours of January 9th. The timing of the tweets suggests this the network was out of service for about seven hours.

At this moment, The Offchain Labs platform reported that there were some sequencer issues preventing transactions from being processed during this period.

The arbitrum network is experiencing a minor interruption due to a hardware failure
The arbitrum network is experiencing a minor interruption due to a hardware failure

January 10th, Arbitrum published an autopsy explaining what caused the brief interruption. “The main problem was a hardware failure in our main sequencer node,” he revealed. and added that the backup sequencer redundancies that would normally take over also failed due to an ongoing software update.

The network is designed to fall back on Layer 1 of Ethereum to process transactions when it has problems of its own with the sequencer. However, he said that Efforts were made to ensure that all transactions were confirmed by the sequencer before leaving the network. A total of 284 transactions recorded by the sequencer were prevented from being sent to the Ethereum chain.

This is a bit of a break, however The team has reminded users that the network is still in beta.

â ???? The Arbitrum network is still in beta and we will keep this name as long as there are centralization points in the system.

The team concluded that further decentralization of the network with a “one-way street to minimize sequencer downtime” is in progress. which will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.

Mid September, Arbitrum suffered a similar sequencer failure when an error caused the system to hang after a large number of transactions executed in a short period of time.

Arbitrum is an Ethereum Layer 2 network that uses optimistic rollups to bundle transactions for faster, cheaper processing. It launched as Arbitrum One in early September after a massive $ 120 million financing round.

According to the Layer 2 data platform L2beat, Arbitrum is currently the most popular Layer 2 network with a total value of $ 2.57 billion, representing an L2 market share of 47%.

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