The Solana blockchain has faced its second network performance degradation incident this week. According to Solana, this is happening because of a rise in high compute transactions.
As a result, the network capacity, which was originally advertised to be 50,000 transactions per second (TPS), was reduced to several thousand TPS. Solana cited this as the reason why users experienced failed transactions and added that its developers are already working to fix the issues.
This latest network issue came only a few days after a similar incident on Tuesday, where users experienced the same problems. Many speculated that the Tuesday incident was due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, but Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko responded on Twitter, saying that it’s just the “pain of getting a new runtime commercialized.”