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Users reported a DDoS attack in Solana network


On December 9, the Solana network was allegedly subjected to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which follows from user messages. The developers have not commented on this information. However, according to the data, the network did not stop working.

Thus, the media quoted a subsequently deleted tweet from the Blockasset non-fungible token (NFT) platform, which distributed the native BLOCK token. “We know that it takes a lot of time to distribute tokens. Solana is overwhelmed by DDoS attacks that have clogged the network, causing delays.”

GenesysGo, an infrastructure company specializing in Solana, also reported delays in processing transactions on the blockchain. But explained this as “growing pains” and called for calm.

Solana has not publicly confirmed the attacks yet

The Solana Foundation organization behind the project has not publicly confirmed the attacks yet.

Over the past 24 hours, the price of the Solana token (SOL) has fallen by 3.1%, according to CoinGecko.

On September 14, 2021, the on-chain activity stopped in the Solana network. After a sudden significant impulse of transactions; Solana’s validators are readying a new release while Ethereum has managed to evade a pernicious attack. After experiencing a denial-of-service attack, Ethereum competitor SOL has lost 15% of its value in the last 24 hours.

3,186,000 kWh per year

Recall that previously in December, a security auditing firm Neodyme discovered and addressed a flaw in the Solana Program Library (SPL) token lending contract. The problem might harm many DeFi systems with a combined worth of over $2 billion (TVL). Their team discovered the possible protocols that used this contract (or variations of it) and immediately reported the flaw.

Earlier in November, Solana reported that one transaction in the network requires 0.00051 kilowatt-hour (kWh) or 1836 Joules (J) of energy. Moreover, this is comparable to the cost of two Google searches. Also, it is 24 times less energy than charging the phone.

In total, the Solana network uses approximately 3,186,000 kWh per year. Which is equivalent to the consumption of 986 households in the United States. There are 1,196 validators in the blockchain, confirming about 20 million transactions during this period

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