Offchain Labs reported at the time that there were problems with the sequencer, which prevented deals from processing for the period.
Arbitrum published a post mortem on Jan. 10 discussing the reason for the brief failure. It mentioned that the core problem was a hardware failure at our main Sequencer node. Additionally, it discussed that backup Sequencer redundancies which would generally take over control had likewise failed as an outcome of a continuous software application upgrade.
When it comes across Sequencer problems, the network will fall back to layer 1, Ethereum to procedure deals. It stated, nevertheless that all deals had been verified by the Sequencer before it went offline. The Sequencer avoided 284 transactions from being posted on the Ethereum chain.
Arbitrum is online once again at the time this post was written, however the group reported some downtime in the late hours Jan. 9. It appears that the tweets were sent out around 7 hours earlier.
This was a small issue in the grand scheme, the group advised users that the network remains in beta.
The Sequencer is presently down. We value your perseverance while we restore Sequencer. We will keep you published on any updates.
— Arbitrum (@arbitrum), January 9, 2022
The team concluded that they were working to more decentralize the network using a “twofold course to reduce Sequencer downtime”. This will be executed in the coming weeks, and months.
Arbitrum experienced a comparable Sequencer failure in mid-September. The problem was brought on by a bug that prevented the system from carrying out big batches of deals within a short time.
” The Arbitrum network remains in beta and we will continue to utilize this name for as long as there is centralization in the system.”
Arbitrum, the Ethereum layer 2 network has actually experienced its 2nd outage in five months after a hardware failure.
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Arbitrum is an Ethereum layer-2 network that uses Optimistic rollups for batch deals to speed up and lower processing expenses. After a $120 million financing round, it was released as Arbitrum 1 in September.
Arbitrum, according to L2beat layer 2 information platform, is currently the most used layer 2 network with a total worth of $2.57 Billion. This gives it a 47% market share in L2 markets.
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Arbitrum released a post mortem on Jan. 10 discussing the cause of the brief interruption. When it encounters Sequencer issues, the network will fall back to layer 1, Ethereum to procedure transactions. It mentioned, however that all deals had actually been verified by the Sequencer before it went offline. The Sequencer prevented 284 deals from being posted on the Ethereum chain.