Kovan GasLimit lowered by all miners – testnet applications failing

My Dapp on the Kovan testnet started strangely failing all of the sudden, and after some debugging I found out that it was a gas issue – my tx was too gas heavy and it was being rejected by the miners.

Well, turns out that the gas limit has been going down in the last day or so, dropping from 7mm to 4.9mm: https://kovan.etherscan.io/blocks https://kovan.etherscan.io/blocks?p=350

You can also see that this is impacting many TXs, specially contract creations: https://kovan.etherscan.io/txs

What's going on? I would love to get an answer from the POA nodes. I would prefer not to have to switch to rinkeby.

Submitted July 05, 2018 at 08:08AM }
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