On Thursday, the Ethereum mainnet experienced a disruption, resulting in the inability to fully confirm transactions for approximately 25 minutes. Although blocks were being proposed, they were not being finalized, posing a risk of potential alteration for users’ transactions during this timeframe. Recognizing the issue, Ethereum core developers took to Twitter to announce the problem and initiate an investigation.
A previous incident with a similar nature had been attributed to a bug in a client, which refers to the software responsible for running the blockchain. Following the disruption, the mainnet resumed the process of finalizing blocks after approximately 25 minutes. The developers, however, continue their investigation into the root cause of this outage and have committed to providing a detailed report to the community in the near future. They have successfully resolved the finalization issues and are actively exploring the underlying reasons behind the outage.