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Here’s how Cardano [ADA] has responded to brief network outage

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Here’s how Cardano [ADA] has responded to brief network outage

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  • Cardano’s network went offline but was quickly brought back to life.
  • Development activity maintained a great stance but ADA lost to DOT. 

Decentralized Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain, Cardano [ADA] experienced a network outage, details from its developers’ telegram channel showed. According to a tweet by Rick McCracken, the blackout was a brief one.

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Nodes offline but developers come to the rescue

The Cardano engineer went further, noting 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. However, Tom Stokes, Cardano’s stake pool operator, noted that more than half of its nodes were affected during the period.

Following the interruption, Cardano lost its position as the top project per GitHub’s daily development activity. At the time of writing, Polkadot [DOT] had surpassed it, while Cardano stayed second with its value at 91.

Cardano GitHub development activity

Source: ProofOfGitHub

Per on-chain development activity, Santiment showed that Cardano had slightly improved from 22 January. At press time, it was 85.67. The development activity measures a project’s devotion to upgrading its network. Cardano has not been silent about continually polishing its ecosystem. Hence, the development activity value aligned with its constant proclamation.

Regarding its velocity, Santiment data showed that ADA was down to 2.08. The metric reveals the average number of times a token exchanges wallets daily. So, since this decreased, it meant fewer ADA tokens have been in circulation.

Cardano velocity and development activity

Source: Santiment

On course to get the network together

Meanwhile, comments from the Cardano community showed jubilation due to the quick response. Cardano is one of many protocols to experience a blockchain node outage.

However, this was different from the Solana [SOL] situations, which took several hours before developers revived them.

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Furthermore, information from Adaverse revealed that Cardano had surpassed about 3.8 million ADA wallets. The Cardano and Ergo real-time update provider, also noted that the chain’s AI marketplace, SingularityNET, increased participation by 276% in January alone.

As impressive as that looked, it struggled to reflect concerning its NFT trades volume. While there had been notable increases over the month, the volume at press time was 477,000. However, this value was higher than recorded in the last three days.

ADA price and Cardano NFT trades volume

Source: Santiment

At the time of writing, Cardano’s founder Charles Hoskinson gave no comments on the matter. ADA was, however, trading at $0.378—a 1.11% decrease in the last 24 hours.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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