The OpenEthereum shopper for Ethereum, previously often called the Parity shopper, is reportedly malfunctioning for a lot of customers on Thursday afternoon UTC, together with the favored block explorer Etherscan.
In response to a number of person studies on GitHub, the OpenEthereum shopper has been caught on block 12,244,294, or simply 294 blocks after the Berlin hard fork was executed. The error message appears to point that the shopper is rejecting the brand new blocks, considering that its state Merkle root is invalid.
The difficulty appears to be solely affecting OpenEthereum nodes, with the extra common Geth functioning as regular. Points with the OpenEthereum shopper resulted in an outage on Etherscan, the favored block explorer. Its homepage exhibits block 12,244,294 because the final block to be mined, although different explorers are updating appropriately.
It’s nonetheless unclear what precipitated the difficulty, with the crew presently engaged on diagnosing and fixing the issue. Till that occurs, Etherscan will stay unusable.
As the difficulty solely impacts OpenEthereum, the Ethereum blockchain itself and lots of service suppliers, akin to Infura, proceed to be working appropriately. Not like the previous consensus bug, there is no such thing as a various chain with its personal transactions this time. Given the timing with the Berlin exhausting fork, it seems doubtless that a few of its modifications have been applied incorrectly.
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