Stellar network was down from 4:15pm ET for nearly two hours Wednesday as Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) validators went down. It’s not immediately clear what caused the SDF validators to go down at the same time.
Every Stellar validator can choose which validators are trusted and since the majority of the validators picked SDF validators, which went down for a couple of hours, the whole network couldn’t reach consensus and no transactions were validated in that time period. When validators choose the same subset of trusted nodes, it creates a single point of failure and it becomes much easier to take down the whole network.
Stellar was down for 2 hours yesterday written by Larry Cermak @ https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/stellar-was-down-for-2-hours/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=default May 16, 2019 Larry Cermak