Cryptocurrency development team Beam announced a temporary network shutdown, which occurred at block No. 25709. Reportedly, the problem was caused by two wallet.db files created by copying a cryptograph that were re-sent to the UTXO blockchain – and incorrect processing of the operation led to the appearance of an invalid block.
According to the developers, the problem was immediately resolved. Blocks in the network were not generated for 2.5 hours, transactions were not performed for about 5 hours, but the loss of funds did not occur. At the same time, all operators of the nodes were recommended to update the software to Agile Atom version 1.1.4202.
Recall that the launch of Beam – the world’s first cryptocurrency based on the Mimblewimble protocol – took place on January 3. 10 days ago, the project development team announced the detection of a critical vulnerability in the Beam Wallet cryptograph, which poses a risk to users of all desktop and CLI versions of the application.