THORChain community resumes following 20-hour chain halt

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Cross-chain change and proof-of-bond community THORChain introduced it was as soon as once more “totally operational” after an outage of greater than 20 hours

In an Oct. 28 tweet, the THORChain crew said the community was “again on-line and producing blocks” and had reenabled buying and selling. The community was halted on Oct. 27 after the crew stated a bug had induced “non-determinism between particular person nodes.”

“Seems to be string manipulation: code was pushing a cosmos.Uint (as a substitute of a uint64) right into a string, which causes the string to get the purpose of the massive int as a substitute of the particular worth, inflicting the memo string to be totally different on totally different nodes,” said the THORChain crew following the chain halt. “Didn’t see this in stagenet as a result of the dangerous memo by no means will get written to disk/block, as a result of it will get swapped instantly.”

A THORChain spokesperson advised Cointelegraph that the chain had been halted for security causes however that it deliberate to “revert as soon as the supply of non-determinism is discovered.” Nonetheless, token-swapping platform THORSwap reported through the outage that its platform was nonetheless permitting Ethereum and ERC-20 swaps.

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Different main blockchains have reported community outages affecting customers. Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko said in September that outages — reportedly the results of low-cost transactions — had been the blockchain’s “curse,” with a minimum of seven since its launch in 2020.

Following stories of the outage, the price of THORChain’s native token, RUNE (RUNE) fell from $1.57 to $1.49 — greater than 5.6% — inside 24 hours, however it has since returned to $1.55.