Electroneum Blockchain Network Freezes Due To High Difficulty Rate June 4, 2018 June 4, 2018 Kelly Cromley http://1AZFjzw2#Nwf63pYaMWq#xIY
NewsJune 4, 2018 by Kelly Cromley

Electroneum Blockchain Network Freezes Due To High Difficulty Rate

Electroneum (ETN), which has only a ‘E+’ rating from Weiss rating agency, is facing network related issues, with transactions pending for days. The blockchain project, which has faced numerous issues in the past, including compromised emails, wallet and mining problems, is struggling to gain momentum as the Electroneum team is yet to resolve the issue.

The last 11 blocks indicate a time lag, sometimes even in hours. According to the Electroneum team, the slowdown is caused due to a low hashing power and a difficulty that will not undergo a downward correction for a minimum of 30 blocks.

Disappointed cryptocurrency investors, and enthusiasts have named the issue as “blockchain death spiral”. However, the Electroneum team has announced that the slowdown will not last longer. The Electroneum cryptocurrency has a considerable support from cryptocurrency investors as many consider the concept of mining through mobile phones as a unique concept. However, time is running out for Electroneum due to low price of ETN token and lack of high volume exchanges.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) faced a similar problem, but was resolved by moving to a faster mining algorithm. The slow blocks issues arise in Electroneum because its difficult adjustment includes a waiting period. There may be additional problems as well.

To solve the problem, the Electroneum team has made the network to mine empty blocks for nearly three days. Reddit community has also pointed out that there are additional bugs in transaction handling mechanism. This means it may take more time for the Electroneum team to resolve the issue once and for all. Only time can tell whether the project is going on a right path or not.

AuthorKelly Cromley

Kelly is our in house crytpto researcher, delving into the stories which matter from blockchains being used in the real world to new ico coming out.