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zkSync Protocol Experiences Brief Network Glitch on 25th December

zkSync protocol, a privacy-focused scaling solution for Ethereum, experienced a network glitch on 25th December at 5:50 UTC that caused a disruption for a few hours.

What Happened?

The zkSync team revealed that an automated security mechanism was unexpectedly triggered which caused the network to halt transactions for several hours. The issue was quickly identified and the team released a fix within a few hours, resuming normal network operations.

According to the zkSync developers, no user funds were at risk during this brief protocol disruption. The team released an updated node software for other node operators to implement the necessary changes and ensure the bug does not reoccur.

The zkSync developers promptly apologized for the inconvenience caused and thanked the community for their patience and support during the incident.

Pudgy Penguins Game Announced

Despite the temporary network issues, zkSync saw some good news when Pudgy Penguins NFT project announced the upcoming alpha launch of Pudgy World, a web3 game powered by zkSync Era. The game is slated to launch in Q1 2024.

Pudgy World will be accessible without requiring players to own Pudgy Penguins NFTs, though holders may receive certain benefits within the game. Luca Netz, CEO of Pudgy Penguins, emphasized that the game will not require any knowledge of blockchain technology, aiming for accessibility.

Takeaways

While the network disruption highlights the need for redundancy and more rigorous testing of automated security mechanisms, the quick resolution by the zkSync team shows their ability to respond effectively to issues and resolve them rapidly. The upcoming Pudgy World game also signifies growing adoption of zkSync as a scaling solution for Ethereum.

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