After the recent DDoS attack, Solana chain development increased

After the recent DDoS attack, Solana chain development increased



Solana-his native cryptocurrency, Sol, Is the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market value-despite the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, it is still ahead of the on-chain development chart.

According to Santiment’s data, Solana has surpassed the daily GitHub submission rates of Polkadot and Cardano in the past month to become the leading blockchain. From November 12 to Monday, Solana’s daily GitHub commits reached 90, followed by Polkadot with 76 and Cardano with 65.

From November 12 to December, GitHub submitted daily Bitcoin, Solana, Cardano, and Polkadot. January 13, 2021. Source: Santiment

Solana’s on-chain development activity surged after the recent DDoS attack on Thursday caused a significant slowdown in network speed.The fifth largest blockchain Managed to alleviate these problems The network was not shut down, but it raised serious concerns about network vulnerabilities.

DDoS attacks refer to coordinated activities that target botnets, which flood the network with fake traffic. Many experts blame basic design flaws and Solana for collaborative DDoS attacks Historical proof (PoH) Consensus mechanism.Previously, a gray scale investment Report It also marked Solana’s PoH usage and said:

“The Solana consensus mechanism uses a new blockchain technology that is not widely used and may not function as expected. The underlying cryptography of the network may have flaws, including flaws that affect Solana network functions or make the network vulnerable to attacks.”

In September, the Solana network faced similar problems, and the sudden increase in transaction volume caused Network outage lasting nearly 17 hoursThe engineers at the time failed to solve the problem, and the verifier eventually had to restart the network.

The Solana blockchain has become one of the fastest growing smart contract networks in 2021 and is an increasing choice for upcoming decentralized finance and non-fungible token projects. The project is becoming more and more popular and is often compared with Ethereum, and is called the “Ethereum Killer” by some people. However, in the long run, people’s growing concerns about the foundation of the network may be problematic.

Before the DDoS attack, SOL’s goal was to hit a record high of more than $200, but it fell to a weekly low of $164.15.currently trading According to CoinGecko’s data, it fell 1.3% in the past 24 hours to $165.20.