Bobcat Miner OTA Update – Syncing and 0 Beacon/Witness

Bobcat Miner OTA Update

June 10, 2021 – Bobcat released an OTA update at 4 am PDT to resolve issues related to beaconing/witness results.


Prior to this update, Bobcat’s routine OTA update on 6/9 at 9 pm PDT pushed the latest helium 2021.06.09.0 hotspot firmware release, which contains a newly generated snapshot to help recently onboarded and previously un-synced hotspots to sync to the head of the blockchain faster.


Hotspots connected to Ethernet/Wifi will receive these updates automatically. No manual intervention is needed.


The manufacture release on 6/10 includes these updates:

  1. Bobcat miner firmware version updated to (The firmware version display has not yet been fixed. You will see the display show 2019, but this will be corrected in the next release.

  2. The web interface has been turned off as it is not being used. Many users have tried configuring this feature but it does not do anything. Any changes made will be cleared when the hotspot receives updates or is rebooted.

  3. Additional format corrections to the local_conf.json file that were causing the zero beacon/no witness issue in the first place.

We believe there is a very high probability this second manufacturer OTA update will fix the remaining miners that had been having 0 beacon and no witnesses in the past weeks.

For all customers, we advise the following steps:

  1. Make sure your miner is connected to the internet to receive updates. Updates will be received as long as the hotspot is connected to the internet

  2. Please allow 24 hours to see the results from this update.




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