Yesterday, June 2nd, the Solana network was down for 4 hours. Basically, a bug changed blockchain production and forced developers to restart the network. This is the second time Solana unexpectedly stopped for hours. Therefore, some members of the NFT community are starting to look at Cardano instead.
Why did the Solana network collapse again?
Unfortunately, Solana was absent from another failure episode yesterday. According to Solana’s official Twitter account, the network stopped working at 1 p.m. ET. It took the developers about 4 hours to fix the issue as the platform was up and running again at 5pm ET.
The reason was therefore a bug within the function for persistent nonces. As explained by NFT collector @aeyakovenko, the bug led the network to believe the block was invalid. Therefore, the validators had to be restarted to fix the problem.
At the beginning of April there was another outage at Solana. Back then, however, it took developers 7 hours to get the platform working again.
Solana is undoubtedly one of Ethereum’s biggest competitors. The native currency SOL has skyrocketed in late 2021. In recent months, however, it has gradually fallen.
Is Cardano the better alternative?
Solana’s network issues and the high cost of Ethereum have the NFT community looking for alternatives. Recently, more and more users are turning to Cardano.
Although the blockchain initially had its ups and downs, Cardano now boasts over 2,000 smart contracts. Meanwhile, the value of its cryptocurrency $ADA is still unstable. However, this is the case for most currencies this month.
All in all, Cardano has become a serious competitor to Solana. After the 4-hour downtime, the network users are worried that their digital items might be affected by such errors.