I have been assuming all this time that since the XY FindIt users and the XYO Network sentinels are using the same hardware, that they are connected to the same network, but now that I’ve realized that a firmware update is required on sentinels in the mining kit, I’m not quite sure what to think anymore.
This would clear up a lot of my questions about the contents of a Bound Witness Payload as well as the need to tie the devices to a GPS coordinate at some point.
It would also introduce new concerns about whether updated devices become “useless” to an XY FindIt user and how large my share of the mining pool really would be if there are so many devices involved in the process of collecting data.
This also begs the question to me, what does the future of XY FindIt hold? Will I need to put gas in the tank of all of my sentinels so devices will continue to be tracked? Will we get a share of a locating fee every time someone beeps their keys or rings their phone?
Any insight that could lead to clarity would be greatly appreciated. I’m a total newbie to the community and just feel there are a lot more questions than answers currently.