Starting at 5:50 AM Eastern time, a data caching error caused steemit.com and other applications leveraging Steemit’s HTTP API to display stale account history data. The fact that multiple applications displayed this information lead some users to believe that the issue was with the Steem blockchain, however, that was not the case. At no time was the blockchain affected and therefore at no time were follower counts, posts, or funds at risk.
We are still investigating the exact cause of the original caching error and should have fixes deployed within 24 hours. We have also instituted fixes which ensure that if the bug does appear again it will not result in stale account history being displayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.