On Klaytn’s Network Status

We are recently noticing massive numbers of transactions on the Klaytn network. The below graph shows the network status during a prolonged instance of large numbers of transactions at 18:30PM (EST), December 9. During this period, the Klaytn Cypress mainnet processed approximately 4.5 million transactions (mostly complicated smart contract executions) in 3 hours, at a rate of 1 block per second.

Transactions processed per second
New Block Generation

Inconveniences Arising From Massive Transaction Loads

Although the Klaytn mainnet have been creating blocks as expected, deployments of large amounts of transactions can cause following inconveniences:

  1. It may take more time for a transaction to be included in a block.
    When there are more transactions than what the network can handle, new transactions may have to wait until they are added in the block. The time it takes for a transaction to be processed may become longer.
  2. Deployments of new transactions using apps like Kaikas may be rejected. There is a limit of what a Klaytn node can hold in transactions. When the number of transactions exceeds that limit, the node will reject new transactions and wait until the existing ones are processed. In this case, we recommend you give it some time before trying again.
  3. The data shown on Scope may not be up to date with the actual network.

Scope displays a processed version of the data generated on the Klaytn network. When a large number of transactions are created, the data processing on Scope may slow down due to the overload. The developers of Scope are also aware of this issue and are working to fix it.

Klaytn Team’s Position to the Large Transactions Loads

Most of the bulk transactions recently are requests for smart contract execution. Most of them are being reverted. These transactions use up more node or KlaytnScope resources compared to a KLAY transfer, and they cannot be seen as anything meaningful. Klaytn Team are working on technical plans and policies to counter these kinds of transactions. We will update you on this in the near future.

Additionally, we are providing an alternative to KlaytnScope where you can check the real-time network status of Klaytn network in the link below. It shows the status of some of the nodes operated by GroundX. Data such as the block creation status (Head Block Num), transactions per second (TPS), and the number of transactions submitted to the network (TxPool-pending) are available. A website providing data on more Klaytn nodes will officially be launched in the near future.

You can check the Klaytn Network Status at: https://status.klaytn.com

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