Solana Witnesses New Performance Issues, Project Co-Founder Says DDoS Attack Not To Blame

Solana Witnesses New Performance Issues, Project Co-Founder Says DDoS Attack Not To Blame


Smart contract platform Solana (SOL) is again experiencing network issues just weeks after suffering performance problems in December.

Chinese journalist Colin Wu reports the four-hour downtime that happened on January 4th and tells his 182,400 Twitter followers that users attribute the issue to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko denies the allegation, saying the blockchain suffered from network congestion.

, sorry that’s not at all what happened. There was some congestion due to mis metered transitions, and some users experienced their txs timing out and had to retry.

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— anat◎ly (@aeyakovenko) January 5, 2022

The Solana Foundation also clarifies the issue, saying that the network slowed because of an increased volume of transactions.

“The Solana Network is

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