Jan 14, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update today at 04:30 PST.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 188.8.131.52
Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2022.01.12.0
This OTA update is exclusively for Helium Hotspot Firmware and includes recommended improvements to snapshot loading and reduces their memory footprint. The update also contains bug fixes for state channel handling specifically for the client side which should now clean the internally stored channels appropriately when they observe a state_channel_close transaction.
Removal of the Hotspot Filter
The Helium team has been maintaining a network protection mechanism to prevent malicious actors and other forms of institutional gaming on the Helium network. This has been removed from this release, but based on the latest community votes via Helium Vote, the list will continue to be maintained and published on a later release.
Keep in mind that any hotspot on the deny list will not be able to mine rewards.
Read the Helium Engineering Blog here for more details.
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