Solana Goes Dark For 7 Hours as Bots Swarm ‘Candy Machine’ NFT Minting Tool

Other parts of the ecosystem quickly moved to bolster their defenses. At 11:36 p.m. EST, Metaplex, the key steward of Solana NFT infrastructure and one closely intertwined with Candy Machine, tweeted it would soon deploy a 0.01 SOL “botting penalty” to help NFT projects stanch excessive traffic.