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Blockchain Release: Blockchain Sync and Snapshot Improvements

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The core developers have tagged a new 2022.02.28.0 miner and blockchain-core release. This release is recommended for all Hotspot Makers.

The primary goal of this release is to address issues affecting a Hotspot's ability to stay in sync, especially 25% of RAK Hotspots and 15% of Original Helium Hotspots. Also included is a new, backwards compatible way for Hotspots to load compressed snapshots. This should reduce the amount of bandwidth required for Hotspots to download snapshots.


We have been testing 2022.02.28.0 since Feb 28, 2022 2:00 PM PST. Current ETA for GA is March 1, 2022 8:00 AM PST.