The THORChain network has been suspended due to a software issue.
The team indicated that the following steps would be to identify the cause of the non-determinism, provide an update, and restart the state machine, but no updates have been released subsequently.
THORChain, a cross-chain trade and proof-of-bond network, was shut down earlier today due to a flaw that caused “non-determinism amongst individual nodes.”
The THORChain team originally tweeted about 8 p.m. UTC that engineers were aware of a chain outage and were trying to determine the underlying cause of the problem.
Approximately four hours later, the team issued another update, stating that “consensus halts in a distributed state machine are caused by non-determinism between individual nodes and prevent the ledger from getting corrupted.”
It claimed that the following stages were to determine the source of the non-determinism, release an update, and restart the state machine, and while step one was nearing completion, there have been no updates since, implying that the developers are having a difficult time.
Consensus halts in a distributed state machine are from sources of non-determinism between individual nodes and prevent the ledger from becoming corrupted.
1) Find source of non-determinism
2) Release update
3) Restart state machine
(1) is close https://t.co/sS4EMbYcOQ
— THORChain (@THORChain) October 27, 2022
THORChain issue in depth
The network appears to be suspended at the time of writing, according to THORChain Explorer. However, token exchanging platform THORSwap issued its own statement, stating that its platform is still operational.
“An update on the current suspension of THORChain Swaps/LP. Funds are secure.” ThorSwap now supports Ethereum and ERC-20 swaps via DEX Aggregator. Keep calm, THORChain developers are on the case! ” it stated.
The event had little effect on THORChain infrastructure developers Nine Realms, as it demonstrated that ironing out problems is just part of the process of building the THORChain network.
“Every stop is instantly analyzed by a security team and core developers, resulting in protocol enhancements.” “As the network grows, halt early and frequently,” it said.
Cointelegraph has reached out to THORChain for comment and will update the article as soon as we receive a response.
THORChain isn’t the only one experiencing network troubles this week; on Oct. 25, Meta-owned messaging giant WhatsApp was offline to its 2 billion users for around 2 hours. Whatsapp blamed the issue on a technical glitch but didn’t go into additional detail.
RUNE, the native token of THORChain, is down 1.4% in the last 24 hours to $1.53, but is still up 6.5% in the last seven days. According to CoinGecko, the asset has dropped 92.7% since its all-time high of $20.87 on May 19, 2021.
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