The Avalanche cryptocurrency, the first cryptocurrency ever to implement the Avalanche consensus, experienced an outage of service yesterday when its web wallet presented an outage that lasted for six hours. This was the consequence of severe congestion due to an airdrop carried out by AvaLaunch, leaving users without control of their funds for this period.
Avalanche Web Wallet Stalls After Avalaunch Airdrop
The Avalanche Web Web Wallet, the official wallet for the AVAX cryptocurrency, experienced an outage yesterday that left customers without control of their tokens for six hours. According to official reports taken from status.avax.network, the page that monitors the state of every component of the Avalanche network, the outage started at 18:05 UTC, when web wallet nodes started experiencing a sharp uptick in API traffic.
After some users complained about not being able to see access funds in the wallet, it was taken into maintenance mode at 18:4 UTC due to:
degraded performance for some users