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Polygon Network Went Offline for 11 Hours, Here's What Happened

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Fri, 03/11/2022 - 12:37
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Vladislav Sopov
One of the most important blockchains for DeFi segment, Polygon (MATIC), suffers downtime
Polygon Network Went Offline for 11 Hours, Here's What Happened
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Polygon Network (MATIC), a top-tier smart contracts platform, went offline after a scheduled upgrade. Polygon (MATIC) did not confirm transactions for 11 hours.

Extended service outage: What happened to Polygon?

Yesterday, on March 10, 2022, Polygon Network (MATIC) engineers disclosed issues in Heimdall, one of the layers of its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) design. To allow developers fix them in a safe manner, the decision was taken to stop the transactions: the team warned users about the downtime.

However, the downtime lasted longer than expected. As Polygon (MATIC) users started heated debates on social media channels, the team issued a hotfix to let operations resume.

Alongside that, team members stated that they are looking for a long-term solution to fix the issues for good. Polygonscan and Polygon Bridge instruments were shut down during the outage.

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Are funds SAFU?

Polygon's operations were back to normal in the early moring hours of March 11, 2022 (UTC). By press time, Polygonscan is updated and displays transactions while Polygon Bridge ensures cross-network interoperability.

During the entire outage, no funds or data of Polygon (MATIC) users were at risk, as per the statement by its engineers.

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