Zilliqa Network Restored After Operational Disruptions: A Closer Look at the Recent Upgrades and Fixes

Zilliqa Network Restored After Operational Disruptions

The Zilliqa network, a popular blockchain platform, recently faced a series of operational disruptions that affected block production on its mainnet. However, as of May 10, the full functionality of the network has been restored, although the exact cause of the disruptions is still being investigated.

The Zilliqa team informed the community about the network being back online after experiencing “temporary disruptions to block production on mainnet.” Despite the restoration of network functionality, the infrastructure team is actively monitoring the stability of the network to identify the root cause of the recent disruptions.

The issues first surfaced on May 8 when a slowdown in block generation was detected. The technical team at Zilliqa worked tirelessly for almost 48 hours to address the problem and prevent further disruptions. By May 9, they identified a malfunction that returned a null value instead of a node’s RLP due to a possible invalid database lookup. To rectify this, the team created internal rehearsal networks to replicate the issue and test bug fixes in an isolated environment before deploying them on the Testnet and mainnet.

By the afternoon of May 9, the team had successfully restored full functionality through a fix and rolled out the Zilliqa version 9.3.4 network upgrade. This upgrade included enhancements to EVM compatibility, aimed at improving the overall performance of the network. The team apologized for any inconvenience caused to users and the Zilliqa community during this period.

Despite the fix and upgrade, another disruption to block production occurred on May 9, prompting the team to enhance their debugging processes to better diagnose the issue and address its root cause. This is not the first time Zilliqa has faced disruptions in block production due to technical issues. In December 2023, a similar interruption led to a significant drop in daily Zilliqa blockchain transactions.

The Zilliqa team continues to investigate the underlying cause of the recent network disruptions and expresses gratitude to the community for their patience and support throughout the resolution process. The team remains committed to ensuring the stability and reliability of the Zilliqa network, emphasizing the importance of blockchain security and technology advancements in the industry. #Blockchain #Security #Technology #Zilliqa.