| 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.
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.