On Tuesday, cryptocurrency supporters on social media and forums discussed Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain product as block signing had been down for over 20 hours. While Blockstream had noted the sidechain was undergoing a hard fork upgrade planned for October 5, a number of crypto proponents still scorned the project for being hypocritical toward blockchains like Solana.
Blockstream’s Liquid Suffers From Block Signing Issues During Dynamic Federations Upgrade
Cryptocurrency proponent Udi Wertheimer razzed the crypto company Blockstream on Tuesday as the Liquid network’s block signing had been down and was initially expected to be for a total of 24 hours. On October 5, Wertheimer said: “Liquid has been down for 15 hours and still no one noticed, good morning.” “Good morning,” or “GM,” has been the latest catchphrase in the crypto community in recent times.
Continuing, Wertheimer further mocked the company’s hardcore supporters and employees when he remarked: “‘You don’t need altcoins you can just build on Liquid,’ anyone who ever said that to you was being intellectually dishonest, no one has ever used Liquid for anything, so how can anyone recommend it in good faith.” The critique continued as Wertheimer added:
When Solana was down everyone couldn’t stop [talking] about it hmmm… and when Liquid is down no one even notices hmmm probably nothing HMMMMM.
A screenshot of the Blockstream employee known as @notgrubles on Twitter, shared by Udi Wertheimer on Tuesday.
Wertheimer’s Solana outage mention referred to when the SOL blockchain suffered from a problem on September 14, which halted the network’s block production. At the time, Solana was heavily criticized by members of the crypto community for the network outage.
The project Stacks was also mentioned in Wertheimer’s thread on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, when the Twitter user Josuard I. Gonzales asked on the social media platform if he could “create tokens on Liquid,” a person replied “NO, because Liquid is down.” Blockstream’s sidechain product Liquid also got criticized on Reddit. Moreover, Wertheimer took a screenshot of Blockstream’s reason as to why the Liquid network’s block signing halted.