Stellar Network Down for 2 Hours, Incident Goes Unnoticed

The Stellar Lumens (XLM) network is receiving some criticism regarding its decentralization after the network went down for 2 hours when nodes on the network went down for various reasons.

The network went down fat 16:15 PM ET on May 16. At the time, the network could not reach consensus and validate transactions.

Blockchain industry insiders have also been commenting on the incident,

Speaking to The Block, Jed McCaleb, co-founder of Stellar said,

Over the last months we have worked to get people to not depend on the SDF nodes. As of maybe a month or so ago the SDF nodes could safely go down and the network would continue. But this also means that the network can halt even if the SDF nodes are still running. Unfortunately this is what happened.

Stellar CTO, Nicolas Barry, said that the team was looking into the matter and more details would be offered soon. He also said,

All I can say right now is that it was caused by being too decentralized too fast and the system behaved the right way by halting.


  • McNyale
    Posted May 22, 2019 6:27 pm 0Likes

    How many times is this going to be reposted? This came out weeks ago and i’ve seen it reposted at least 5 times

  • Badman
    Posted May 23, 2019 5:50 am 0Likes

    it’s called gaslighting.

    • Nicolette
      Posted May 25, 2019 7:16 pm 0Likes

      Yes, it IS.

  • Nicolette
    Posted May 25, 2019 7:14 pm 0Likes

    I went to Twitter to read the comments….a bunch of XRP fanboys who admittedly (end each comment with “from what I understand” or “as I see it”) know nothing about the coin or how it ACTUALLY works…what a joke

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