Feb 24, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update today at 03:00 PST.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2022.02.22.0_GA
Bobcat Miner Firmware bumped to 188.8.131.52
This mandatory update was exclusively for Helium Firmware and contains a network improvement that is gated behind some currently inactive chain variables. Hotspots without this update will not be able to sync or mine once the chain variable is activated later.
In addition to these improvements, this release will be the first to ship (but not use) some of the infrastructure required for the transition to Light Hotspots.
This will allow manufacturers to begin testing the behavior of gateway-rs, including its ability to transfer device packets without fully syncing with the blockchain. The miner process will continue to manage PoC traffic for the hotspot during this phase as usual.
Lastly, several performance improvements were made that allow Hotspots to sync and stay in sync with the blockchain over libp2p.
Read the Helium Engineering Blog for more details
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