Avalanche Grinds to a Halt Due to ‘Block Production Issues’

The Avalanche network faces block production issues for the second time in less than a year.

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  • The Avalanche network is facing some issues.
  • The network confirmed developers in the community are investigating the matter.
  • There was no block production as of press time.

The Avalanche primary blockchain on Friday experienced significant block production issues, seemingly causing an outage of the network.

Today’s network glitch follows reports of a similar outage last year when the C-chain stopped producing blocks on March 23, according to the Avalanche blockchain explorer. Back then, Ava Labs co-founder Kevin Sekniqi explained the glitch happened because the network had been “unstable for a bit over an hour.”

Avalanche Reports Second Network Issues in Less Than a Year

On February 23, the Avalanche network issued an incident report on the block finalization stall.


“Developers across the community are currently investigating a stall in block finalization that is preventing blocks from being accepted on the Primary Network. Updates will be posted here as the issue is investigated.” The network wrote.

In a follow-up update on X (Twitter), Sekniqi confirmed that the Avalanche team was investigating the issue, noting that it seemed “to be related to a new inscription wave” launched an hour earlier.

The Ava Labs executive later clarified in a second post that the “issue seems to be a gossip-related mempool management bug,” a purely code-related bug. Per Sekniqi, while inscriptions seemed to have “hit the edge case,” they did not affect Avalanche’s performance handling.

As of press time, the Avalanche blockchain browser showed the last block was processed three hours ago, at about 11:30 am UTC.


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