Today at around 20:00 CET (Paris time) Sep. 18th 2016, the 'Geth' clients on our pool started failing / producing corrupt blockchain data, forcing our pool services to a halt.
It was quickly determined that this was caused by a general problem with the 'Geth' client and the network, and Alpereum was quickly switched to global use of the 'Parity' client, but a speedy relaunch was prevented by the need for the Parity clients on our servers to fully syncronize.
Several descriptions and discussions on the geth problem are available at: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum
As of 04:25 CET, Sept 19th, the Alpereum 'Parity' nodes had syncronized, and the pool relaunched on the 'Parity' client, with full functionality, except payouts, which are disabled pending thorough tests on 'Parity', but balances will be updated and kept.
Payouts are expected to be functioning as well within the next 12 hours, and no funds will be lost in the meantime.
For the loss of service in the 8 hours Alpereum services were unavailable, and altough strictly not an Alpereum issue, all our clients with were with us prior to the Geth issue, are subject to a refund from us for the downtime suffered.
Send us a worker link at [email protected]
, along with estimated ETH loss, and we'll verify and pay the loss-of-service refund directly to the mining wallets.
On Aplereum.ch we'll keep uptating on the issue, until all test unanimously point to the issue being fully resoleved.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully. www.alpereum.ch