Coinbase L2 Base suffers block production stall, team says fix deployed
Users on X, formerly Twitter, were quick to notice the issue
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Coinbase’s layer-2 network, Base, suffered a block production stall on Tuesday.
According to a status page, the Base team said it identified the issue and had “deployed a fix.”
“We have deployed a fix and are starting to see recovery of block production and gossip,” the team wrote roughly 30 minutes after it announced the investigation.
“We identified a delay in block production due to part of our internal infrastructure requiring a refresh. We’ve implemented a fix and are seeing widespread recovery,” a Coinbase spokesperson told Blockworks via email.
In a previous post, the Base team wrote that it was “investigating a stall in production of blocks.”
“Users may have issues submitting transactions. We are actively investigating and will provide updates as we have them,” the team said earlier Tuesday in a post on the network’s status page.
The problem stemmed from a stalled production of blocks, which therefore caused transaction submission issues. According to the incident report, Base’s mainnet is impacted which led to the lack of block production.
Users on X, formerly Twitter, were quick to notice the issue and flag it.
On launch day, the total bridge value exceeded $150 million.
In the weeks following the announcement, Base announced over 140 integrations.
Blockworks previously reported that Base has been “unusually successful” in attracting volume from both cross-chain transactions and DeFi activity.
Updated Sept. 5, 2023 at 10:10 pm ET: Added statement from Coinbase.
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