Arbitrum Site, Blockchain Scanner Down Ahead of ARB Airdrop

The front ends were down amid massive interest from traders.

AccessTimeIconMar 23, 2023 at 1:06 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:11 a.m. UTC

Arbitrum's website and blockchain scanner was down ahead of the ARB token claim event amid massive interest from token users.

"This Serverless Function was rate limited," a prompt on the site said at writing time on Thursday.

Users can still claim tokens from the smart contract directly, as the website just serves as a front end for the blockchain itself. Blockchain explorer Arbiscan reported over 85,000 users in a 30-minute window as the claim went live, as per a tweet.

ARB price action is expected to be significantly volatile on the first day. Arbitrum developers confirmed last week that ARB will be airdropped to community members on Thursday, March 23, based on their prior network activity, marking Arbitrum’s official transition into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).


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Shaurya is the Deputy Managing Editor for the Data & Tokens team, focusing on decentralized finance, markets, on-chain data, and governance across all major and minor blockchains.

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