Dec 21, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update yesterday.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
1. Helium Firmware version updated to 2022.12.13.0_GA
2. Bobcat Firmware version bumped to 184.108.40.206
This Helium miner release prepares for off-chain PoC by updating the automatic beacon rate to every 6 hours. From there, the off-chain oracle will process the Proof-of-Coverage and store the results in a database, NOT on the Helium Blockchain.
No rewards will be given for Off-Chain beacons or witnesses at this time. It will not affect rewards for Hotspots on the network until the chain variable activation in January 2023.
Read the full announcement here.