Ethereum Service Providers Scramble to Update Software After ‘Unannounced Hard Fork’

Ethereum Service Providers Scramble to Update Software After ‘Unannounced Hard Fork’
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The Ethereum blockchain network suffered issues Wednesday morning, with knock-on effects at related service providers.

In a soon after 08:00 UTC, Ethereum infrastructure provider Infura said it is experiencing a service outage for its Ethereum mainnet API and it was investigating the issue.

Infura provides API access to the Ethereum network for other applications and services. The outage has prompted some Infura users to halt Ethereum-based services over the issue, including Metamask and Binance.

The problems at Infura look to stem from a problem with Ethereum client Go Ethereum, or Geth.

and tweeted soon before press time tthere had possibly been a split in the Ethereum blockchain. However, Blockchair said it had fixed the issue by upgrading Geth.

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