Solana showed immediate development on Thursday morning after there were rumors surrounding centralization, communication etc.
Solana's super-fast blockchain slowed to a relative crawl Thursday morning due to a mysterious bottleneck event that sparked debates about centralization, communication, and transparency in Solana Labs' critical ecosystem stakeholders. The tension arose over lunch when the validators, furious at the slowing pace of Naslanaq-style Solana, took part in an impromptu round table. The problem is simple: a network that typically handles more than 2,000 transactions per second stumbles at speeds below 500. (Ethereum handles about 15 per second.)
Solana's 1,000+ validators are the computing power behind an ecosystem of nearly $12 billion credit, trading, and other decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms. Only a handful of them got the call on Thursday. You are not happy. The 50-minute conversation started with a tough question - Can Solana benefit from a central monitoring system? - real ending - can the next breakpoint be placed on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean? - and remains unanswered about what exactly will happen next.
"All apps running on Solana are Validator customers, right," says Brian Long, who runs the data site Validators.app and manages the conversation. "It is urgent to finish this." Otherwise, the growth of the thriving financial system can be stopped. Duffy Duraj, co-founder of Solana-based service Mango Markets, said Solana's past distractions were a sore point for DEX's efforts.
"I try to attract these market makers and traders and so on," he said. "You just lose a lot of confidence when the knot falls and you don't know why."
Solana endured a massive 18-hour break in September that was only allowed after a violent restart. Thursday's event, which wasn't a break, wasn't too serious. However, it does give some validators the opportunity to report complaints to Solana Labs technicians. They asked why the startup that was so critical to Solana's development and continues to be a ubiquitous force in its growth was so silent about a supposedly decentralized ecosystem.
"We're seeing changes on GitHub," said Zantetsu, a pseudonym for the Shinobi System validator who led most of Thursday's conversation. "But man, I just feel like a big black hole." Dan Albert, executive director of the Solana Foundation, denied that the project kept any obscene information secret. But he acknowledged the "conservative stance" of sharing sensitive details that Solana's critics could point towards the network.
"Technology is tough, and I want you, truly committed members of the community, to continue to feel engaged and engaged from developers and developers behind the scenes," said Albert. There's "a lot of chaos behind the scenes," says Will Hickey, one of Solana Labs' newest engineers. "My impression from the first three weeks was a lot of chaos," Hickey said. “The amount of chaos expected at launch, but perhaps the amount of chaos is a little scary considering how much the Solana ecosystem has grown over the past year.
While there's no clear reason for the delay, which was largely fixed as of Thursday night, some voices seemed content to at least experiment with a new level of centralization that would give Solana Labs more insight into the network. Hickey checked the room with the surveillance system. He acknowledged that such a system would be centralized by design. He said this could help engineers identify problems and prepare patches more quickly.
The room was skeptical, but it wasn't a bug. It should be a voluntary system, Zantestu said. Old from Validators.app agrees. Solana Labs could not implement such a system without resistance. "What's crazy is that we need them as part of this effort, right?" They have insights that will help us understand where we are going to get our indicators from. You will have the necessary skills to actually write code without proofreading it. So we have to put it on at some point,” said Long.