The team has a new release tagged 2020.12.22.1 before the holidays with a snapshot bump and blockchain core support for showing invalid witnesses in the API. Please read on for more details and plan for GA.

blockchain-core#706: Expose invalid witness reason

In order for the API to have consistency with the blockchain, blockchain-core now exports helper functions which output the precise reasons why a particular PoC witness Hotspot was considered invalid during ingestion of a PoC Receipt Transaction. The team has planned support for exposing this information in explorer and Helium app via the blockchain API.

miner#586: Snapshot bump to 642961

We have updated the snapshot block to 642961 to allow newly onboarded hotspots to sync faster to the current blockchain head block.

Plan

We have been beta testing 2020.12.22.1 since December 22nd, 2020 7:00PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 11:00 AM PT, December 23rd, 2020.