Avalanche Developers Rush Client Patch as ‘Bug’ Slows Blockchain Transactions
A "cross-chain finality" bug has forced the network into "self-healing mode."
Given its severity, the team had to coordinate with miners to fix the flaw with an emergency soft fork.
It’s not a “true” double-spend, but does it matter if funds can still be duplicated and traded on an exchange?
The bug only affects the Open Ethereum client and occurred in the wake of today's Berlin hard fork.
The bug overpaid certain liquidity providers and will require a reboot to fix.
The blockchain, which had been touted for its ability to handle a high volume of transactions, was slowed to a crawl by an unusually high number of transactions.