If there is one thing steemit users tend to do exceptionally well at, it's stress testing crypto solutions.
We have all been through the numerous iterations steemit and the steem blockchain has had to go through to get to where it has scaled to today.
Yesterday we heard about the Byteball airdrop and it seems quite a few steemians got in on the act quite early on. There we a few hiccups it seems with bots not appearing and responding etc.
This evening (for me) morning in the US its proving to be little different. As I started checking out the process and transferring Bytes around in my newly installed wallet. Everything was peachy until...
Its seems the steemians have been at it again putting not a blockchain through its paces but a DAG and it doesn't seem to be answering the scaling question correctly.
The airdrop announcement post has a thousand comments and replies and climbing fast of people posting addresses and getting their 600k bytes to enable the whole process. Steem is just churning away as usual at this traffic but the byteball DAG seems to have got itself tied in knots.
Here is something to watch courtesy of YouTube while you wait for your transactions to confirm.