Hetzner provider has blocked access to servers with SOLANA NODS
The large German hosting provider Hetzner blocked access to servers with NODS SOLANA. The validators said they received letters demanding to remove relevant software to continue work.
🚨 ⚠️ HETZNER JUST KICKED OFF All @SOLANA NODES HOSTED ON THEIR Infrastructure. ⚠️🚨
Over 20% of Stake Weight on Mainnet-Beta Is Delinquent, with Thousands of Validators Offline.
IF YOU ARE RUNNING A SOLANA VALIDATOR USINER, Please Switch to A Different Provider Asap. Pic.Twitter.COM/RKXWKVXGVX
– Solblaze.Org | Stake with us! 🔥💃 (@solblaze_org) november 2 Is Trust Wallet , 2022
According to the Google Cloud developer, Sam Padall, Hetzner used 40% of SOLANA validators, in whose hands about 20% of the aggregate amount of SOL in stake is concentrated.
Okay, We Need to Talk About Hetzner Banning @solana Nodes.
I Monitored the Infrastructure Decentralization of Solana Throughhout All of August Via A TOL THIS I.
~ 40% of Solana Validators Live on Hetzner, Adding Up To ~ 20% of Total Network Stake.
Palla noted that Solana has problems on decentralization. According to him, validators representing 65% of all stake assets were distributed between three platforms – Hetzner, Equinix and AWS .
RockAwayx validator data confirm the information of Padilla. On November 2, the coefficient of overdue payments (Delinquent Stake Ratio) in the blockchain jumped up to 20%. This indicator reflects the percentage of validators that turned off the network.
At the time of writing, the value decreased to 3.39%, which is probably due to the decision of the players to go to other operators.
During the incident, with the disconnection of the validators, the SOLANA blockchain continued to work. According to Dashboard Solana Status, the network did not experience problems with the transfer of messages.
In August 2022, Hetzner banned the launch of cryptocurrency nodes on his servers. The provider emphasized that the use of its products for applications related to mining is “not allowed”.
Despite the warning of the company, many market participants continue to use its equipment. According to Ethernodes, more than 12% of Ethereum NODs operate on Hetzner servers.
Recall that in August, Messari analysts noted the increased centralization of the NOD SOLANA and Ethereum.
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