Client malfunction brings down Ethereum's most popular block explorer
April 15, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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OpenEthereum is suffering a consensus bug, making Etherscan temporarily unusable.
Etherscan and OpenEthereum are stuck on one block shortly after Berlin hard fork.
581 Total views 10 Total shares The OpenEthereum client for Ethereum, formerly known as the Parity client, is reportedly malfunctioning for a number of users on Thursday afternoon UTC, including the popular block explorer Etherscan. According to multiple user reports on Github, the OpenEthereum client has been stuck on block 12,244,294, or just 294 blocks after the Berlin hard fork was executed.
The error message seems to indicate that the client is rejecting the new blocks, thinking that its state Merkle root is invalid. The issue seems to be only affecting OpenEthereum nodes, with the more popular Geth functioning as normal.
Issues with the OpenEthereum client resulted in an outage on Etherscan, the popular block explorer.