PolygonScan went out, raising unwarranted concerns about a blockchain malfunction

Update: The article has been updated to indicate that the blockchain explorer Polygonscan was not updated correctly. Polygon has continued to produce blocks, according to OKLINK.

A malfunction of network explorer Polygonscan led to unfounded speculation that the Polygon blockchain was temporarily unavailable.

Rumors surfaced that layer-2 scaling solution Polygon may have malfunctioned after data from PolygonScan reportedly showed that the blockchain has not processed a block in more than an hour and a half.

Polygon’s team has since clarified that the problem was because “a few nodes” were out of sync and that blockchain production has not stopped.

“About 8:26 UTC, a few nodes went out of sync. This caused a response where some nodes failed to validate blocks for a very short time,” a Polygon spokesperson told Cointelegraph.

“Block production has never stopped. However, there may have been a temporary degradation in network performance. These nodes have been resynchronized and systems are back to normal.”

The spokesperson said the team also knew that Polygonscan is not available, but alternative scouts could be used.

“We are working with polygon scan to bring them back up,” said the spokesperson.

Speculation about a possible outage first surfaced on Feb. 22, with some pointing to an apparent halt in block production based on data from Polyscan — which showed the blockchain’s last block and transaction at around 8:35 p.m. UTC. was processed on February 22.

Latest blocks and transactions on Polygon. Source: Polygon scan

The network has previously experienced network outages, the last of which occurred on March 11, 2022 due to maintenance on one of the three network layers.

Polygon Labs, the crypto company behind the Polygon blockchain, announced on Feb. 21 that it would let go of 20% of its workforce, or about 100 positions.

Update 23:45 UTC: Updated story to reflect Polygonscan not working. Polygon spokesperson statement added.






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