The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been clashing with the EOS community on social media over supposed “degraded performance” the EOS network has been suffering.
According to a tweet published by one of Coinbase’s official accounts, the EOS network is experiencing “degraded performance levels” and as a result EOS sends have been disabled, while receives may be delayed. Coinbase’s status page shows it has been seeing degraded performance on the network for four days.
The EOS network is currently experiencing degraded performance levels. EOS sends have been temporarily disabled and receives may be delayed. Buys and sells of EOS within Coinbase are functioning normally. We’ll keep you posted as service returns to normal. https://t.co/p91KykCnsE
— Coinbase Support (@CoinbaseSupport) February 21, 2020
In February 17, Coinbase also noted there were delays in EOS sends/receives as it was working “rough a backlog of outgoing EOS transactions.” Responding to Coinbase EOS New York, a major EOS block producer, claimed the network was fully functional and that the problem came from the cryptocurrency exchange itself.
On Reddit, EOS New York wrote that the “network is operating fine and Coinbase is shifting blame away from their internal infrastructure problems.” It added no other entity reported issues and that instead the exchange could reach out to block producers for free help.
EOS Nation, another major EOS block producer, responded to the exhcnage saying the network did face some hiccups but is nevertheless “extremely reliable.”
Hi @CoinbaseSupport! Although the network did experience some microforks on the 20th of February, the EOS Mainnet is currently extremely reliable. If you are still experiencing problems, feel free to reach out as we would be happy to help troubleshoot the issues with you. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/4IkwFZLDdw
— EOS Nation (@EOS_Nation) February 22, 2020
Some speculate the EOS network may still be facing congestion from time to time over the controversial EIDOS airdrop, that put the network into a “congestion mode” late last year and forced Coinbase to raise the amount of staked CPU on its wallets to process transactions.
Some believe the EIDOS airdrop is being run to make EOS’s shortcomings stand out and incentivize users to use other blockchains using the EOSIO software, created by the company Block.one. Voice, the social network the company is set to launch ,is for example launching on a “purpose-made EOSIO blockchain.”
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