According to Solana’s Twitter account, the RPC (remote procedure call) endpoints used by Solana are disconnected at the moment.
Remote procedure call endpoints represent nodes used by crypto wallets and apps to connect to the Solana blockchain. This mishap occurred after Solana test released its Validator client update 1.14. The Solana Foundation suspects that a bug in the latest release cause the endpoints to go offline.
Solana Status declared on Twitter that both Solana Foundation’s public endpoints and those of the mainnet beta Explorer are disconnected following the upgrade of Solana’s RPC node software. They mentioned of the bug affected the test release 1.14. The official tweet also made it clear that the bug did not lead to Solana being prevented to create new blocks. With past disconnects, Solana’s ability to produce blocks was for hours.
Although the Solana Foundation experienced its RPC endpoints going down, those provided in private by companies such as Alchemy, Triton, or QuickNode stayed connected and are able to be used.
According to Solana Foundation’s head of strategy and communications, the bug’s sole impact was on RPCs used by the Foundation. There are several private companies that use RPC endpoints ‘just fine’.