THORChain – a blockchain in the Cosmos ecosystem focused on providing cross-chain liquidity – halted on Thursday as the result of a software bug.
THORchain’s development team tweeted that it was aware of the outage, noting that developers “identified the likely cause due to a unique transaction type (nothing to do with solvency).”
Chain halts are atypical for most blockchains; reliability and consistent uptime is generally cited as a key advantage of decentralized networks over centrally-controlled alternatives. The chain remained paused at press time.
THORChain didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
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