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Blockchain Release: Libp2p and Hotspot Sync Fixes

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The core developers have tagged a new 2022.01.04.0 Hotspot firmware release which includes recommended improvements in miner specifically related to ensure that Hotspots with unasserted location are still able to sync to the head of the blockchain. Secondly this release also includes ability to use additional packet metadata provided by certain packet forwarders.

Allow usage of RSSIS when available

As reported by some community members, certain packet forwarders (SX1302 for example) include additional packet metadata RSSIS (RSSI of signal). This additional metadata more accurately reflects the power level at which a packet gets received. With the release of 2022.01.04.0 miner_lora would begin using RSSIS whenever it's available.

  • miner#1328: Handle unasserted hotspots in miner_lora module

  • miner#1317: Fix usage of RSSIS when available

  • libp2p#418: Remove duplicate call to changed_listener

  • libp2p#416: Use rocksdb:snapshot for fold_peers for speedup


We have been beta testing 2022.01.04.0 since January 04, 2022 09:15 AM PT. Current ETA for GA is 05:00 PM PT, January 04, 2022.