Cloud service provider Hetzner has stopped serving Solana (SOL) validators, according to a screenshot shared by stake pool operator SolBlaze on Nov. 2.
🚨⚠️ Hetzner started it all @solana A node hosted in your infrastructure. ⚠️🚨
Over 20% of mainnet-beta’s stake weight is overdue, with thousands of validators offline.
If you’re using Hetzner to run your Solana validator, switch to another provider as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/rkXwKvXGVx
— SolBlaze.org | Bet with us! 🔥💃 (@solblaze_org) November 2, 2022
Hetzner asked an unnamed validator to remove all Solana-related activity on their servers and unlock the account. The company said its policy prohibits using its servers for crypto-related activities.
Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs and head of communications at the Solana Foundation Austin Federa, confirmed the development and urged validators to move their operations to cryptographically-friendly node service providers. rice field.
Yes, about 20% of stake has been taken offline by data centers, but the network continues to hum as affected validator operators move to a friendlier environment.
— Austin Federa | Breakpoint Lisbon (@Austin_Federa) November 2, 2022
Hetzner recently made news after cracking down on Ethereum (ETH) node operators. At that time, the Germany-based company accounted for about 16% of his ETH nodes. However, according to Ethernodes, that number has been reduced to around 12%. data.
Solana Labs and Hetzner did not respond to CryptoSlate’s request for comment at press time.
On the other hand, RockawayX Dashboard indicates that the Solana network’s delinquent stake rate has dropped to less than 10% at the time of writing. A delinquent stake operator will not allow validators and delegators to earn rewards.
Appeared in development has no effect On the Solana network as all systems were up in the last 24 hours.
According to CryptoSlate data, Solana fell 1.35% and was trading at $31.15.