Solana’s RPC endpoints go offline on the latest upgrade


  • Solana devs identified the latest test upgrade version 1.14 as the culprit behind the RPC protocol failure.
  • They requested that affected nodes revert back to the earlier version 1.13.
  • The bug had no impact on block production on the Solana network and only affected nodes that had made the update.
  • SOL has risen 30% from its opening price in 2023 despite negative publicity.

A bug on Solana’s latest software upgrade caused its public RPC endpoints and Mainnet beta explorer to go offline. 

RPCs (Remote Procedure Calls) are software communication protocols used to request services in another computer or network without needing details about the server’s network. RPCs give users experiences that are faster with low latency.

Bug on RPC endpoints

Solana devs identified the latest test upgrade version 1.14 as the culprit behind the protocol’s failure. The upgrade was made by Solana Foundation node operators on their RPC endpoints; the bug affected Mainnet beta explorer and their public RPC endpoints. 

Mainnet beta explorer is a tool that provides the network’s online stats. The platform analyzes on-chain transactions and presents them in a simple manner to the public.

The bug had no impact on block production on the Solana network and only affected nodes that had made the update. Private RPC providers on Solana were also not involved.

Following the occurrence, the developers have requested affected nodes to revert back to the earlier version 1.13. 

A previous upgrade on the tool in November affected the stats display but had no impact on performance.

The blockchain has experienced several network-wide outages which have tainted the brand’s image.

Solana price analysis

Solana (SOL) took a bitter turn in November 2022 when analysts revealed that one of its biggest funders was the alleged FTX fraud Sam Bankman-Fried. Following the revelation, SOL lost over $8 billion worth of market value.

Through 2022, SOL fell from highs of $150 to dipping below $9 in December. The price is a far cry from its all-time high of $260 set in November 2021.

Analysts also attribute the slump in prices to the migration of DeGods and Y00ts NFT projects to other blockchains.

In late December, Solana developers who were tired of the negative publicity and FTX- Alameda’s ‘toxic economics’ created the BONK meme coin to vent pressure. The dog-themed meme coin sought to realign Solana’s vision by rebuilding and uniting the Solana community. 

BONK registered massive price gains and multiple exchange listings but has so far corrected and registered a 9% price drop in the last 24 hours.

At the same time, Vitalik Buterin, the brains behind Ethereum, praised the ecosystem for its earnest developers who had been highly active through 2022.

This year, however, SOL has assumed an upward trend rising by 30% from the year’s opening price of $10. The wider crypto market has also shared a similar upward market sentiment with Bitcoin (BTC) crossing the $17,000 mark.

Last week, the market traded sideways with insignificant price movements. 

According to Coinmarketcap, SOL managed to recoup its #14 position by market value passing Uniswap, Shiba Inu, and Tron.

At press time, SOL was priced at $13.70, up 3.74% in 24 hours with a market capitalization of $5,066,133,507. Over the same time frame, traders exchanged over $401,262,651 worth of SOL shooting the trading volume up 34.45%.

The William alligator trend lines reveal that SOL is picking up an upward trend that could move sideways in the short term. A price consolidation usually follows such a scenario.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) shows dropping price momentum to the upside.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) supports the scenarios and indicates a sharp price reversal from oversold territory as we crossed into 2023. 

SOL token is still trading at a discount, and as market sentiment recovers, the coin will likely lead the bull market and make it in the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market value.

With multiple ecosystem updates coming in 2023, the Solana community has a lot to look forward to.

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Brian Koome

Brian Koome is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who has been involved with blockchain projects since 2017. He enjoys discussions that revolve around innovative technologies and their implications for the future of humanity.

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