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Polygon experiences downtime after Sunflower Farmers overload the platform

Ethereum-based blockchain network Polygon is experiencing disruptions caused by the burden of catering to the large numbers of Sunflower Farmers game players.

This development has driven the gas fee on the blockchain to an unprecedented level, leading to an outcry on social media about the error-ridden transactions and poor service across the platform. Sunflower Farmers is a blockchain-based donate-to-play NFT game that has gained.

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Wu Blockchain was one of the first to break the news.

“In the past two days, Polygon network gas fees have skyrocketed, even surpassing 700 gwei. The main reason is the popularity of an NFT game Sunflower. Its gas consumption accounts for more than 40%, while the second accounts for only about 3%. pic.twitter.com/d9h0wCaa0A”

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 6, 2022

At the time of writing this piece, though, the gas fee on Polygon remains on the high side, according to data from Polyscan

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