Some common feedback we get is that Hotspots use too much bandwidth. We’ve taken some steps to address this in the past, and today is the latest step in scaling bandwidth back. This release applies compression to all connections between Hotspots and their other gossip peers, and makes it easier to shift to more effective compression in the future. For non-Hotspot peers, this code is backwards compatible, but you’ll need to upgrade to see the benefits.
2020.05.15.0 release was deployed to the beta group in the morning of Friday the 14th PST. We’ll beta shortly and then GA when things seem stable.