Steemit Emergency!! Update to v0.19.5 in Progress

in steemit •  5 months ago

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If you were attempting to use your steemit site/app the Steem blockchain or any of its Dapps during the wee hours of the morning, you probably noticed that it had come to a complete halt.

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| This was the first time I had ever witnessed (no pun intended) this during my time on Steemit. The issue seemed to have been caused due to a user who attempted to withdraw a negative amount of vests from the blockchain .

Hence, The Steemit development team as well as witnessess acted quickly, to correct the error and prevent it from happening again in the future.


Hence, a fix in the code was added about 7 or 8 hours ago and all witnesses (including myself) have either upgraded to the newest version or are in the process of doing so. My servers are resynching with the blockchain as we speak, but both my Seed and Witness have been upgraded to the newest version (0.19.5).

I just wanted to give you guys this update and let you know why the blockchain was down earlier today. I also wanted to let you know that the issue has been settled and #steemit will always be ready to make upgrades and security patches when needed, to make sure your funds and blogs are very safe.

Reporting.. @ozurumba

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Thanks alot... I wanted to get us informed on what is happening on the steemit blockchain... A lot of people were worried.