• Cardano [ADA] experienced a network outage which was quickly brought back to life with no network restart being required.
• Cardano lost its position as the top project per GitHub’s daily development activity, being overtaken by Polkadot [DOT].
• On-chain development activity showed that Cardano had slightly improved from 22 January, with its value at 85.67.
Cardano [ADA], a decentralized Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain, experienced a brief network outage, details from its developers‘ telegram channel showed. According to a tweet by Rick McCracken, the blackout was a brief one, and most nodes impacted had gracefully recovered without requiring a network restart. Despite this, Cardano lost its position as the top project per GitHub’s daily development activity, being overtaken by Polkadot [DOT].
At the time of writing, Polkadot [DOT] had surpassed Cardano, while the latter stayed second with its value at 91. Source: ProofOfGitHub. This is believed to be due to the interruption that Cardano experienced, although there is no certain way to prove this. Nonetheless, the Cardano engineer noted that the outage impacted the nodes but did not take down the entire Cardano network. The nodes are known to ensure seamless transactions on the blockchain.
Tom Stokes, Cardano’s stake pool operator, noted that more than half of its nodes were affected during the period. Regarding its velocity, Santiment data showed that ADA was down to 2.08. The metric reveals the average number of times a certain asset moves from one address to another within a given period.
On-chain development activity showed that Cardano had slightly improved from 22 January, with its value at 85.67. This metric measures a project’s devotion to upgrading its network, and Cardano has not been silent about continually polishing its ecosystem. Hence, the development activity value aligned with its constant proclamation.
The interruption experienced by Cardano did not cause any major damage to the network, as it was quickly brought back to life. However, it did cause Cardano to lose its top spot on the development activity rankings, showing that there is always room for improvement and that projects should always strive to stay ahead of their competition.