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Blockchain Release: Resuming Block Production and Gossip

The core developers have tagged a new 2021.11.17.2 Hotspot firmware release which includes CRITICAL fixes to ensure that Hotspots continue to follow the chain after the 24 hr+ chain halt we've all experienced earlier this week.

This is a mandatory release for manufacturers to ensure that overall network gossip continues to work as expected.

Note: A full post-mortem will be shared with the community early next week. Please feel free to skim through the PRs mentioned in the blog:


We have been beta testing 2021.11.17.2 since November 17, 2021 1:50 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 4:30 PM PT, November 17, 2021.

An additional note from the team. We're definitely aware of ongoing activity issues, syncing issues, and gossip issues on all Hotspot manufacturers. We're hoping this change and the upcoming Validator release will help us get back on track.

Source: Official Helium Community Discord

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