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    Discord, Cryptocurrency Websites & Other Top Services Down Due to Internet Issues - Reports

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    Several major websites reported problems with their operations, though not all of them were immediately linked to issues occurring on the Cloudflare platform, the US company that provides content delivery network services.

    Thousands of websites, including chat service Discord as well as several cryptocurrency websites, and all the way to the fitness platform Peloton reported problems with their services allegedly due to a number of issues that happened to the infrustructure powering the Internet, the company Cloudflare in particular, The Independent wrote.

    "Aware of major Cloudflare issues impacting us [sic] network wide," co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince wrote on Twitter, assuring the users that they continue to work to "the bottom of what's going on."

    The company chief later posted an update saying his team appears to "have mitigated the issue causing the outage," adding they continue to work towards resolving the it, while the traffic has already been restored. The message largely repeats a note put on Cloudflare's status website.

    Down Detector and Down For Everyone Or Just Me , which are typically used to detect disconnected websites, were taken down, which rendered it almost impossible to check which services were affected.

    Cloudflare provides services necessary for a whole range of top companies' websites to go online by processing their content and be available for their users. Issues with the underlying infrastructure are said to be able to have an immediate effect on a whole range of websites.

    This is Cloudflare's second outage in a little over a week, with the first one having reprotedly occurred as a result of third parties fiddling with settings and was quickly resolved.


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