We are closing this incident as we have seen several Hotspots successfully add themselves to the chain. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 20, 22:21 UTC
The core developers have issued the chain variable and have noticed new Add Gateway transactions clear as expected. We are moving to monitoring the chain for any subsequent issues.
Jul 20, 22:08 UTC
The core developers will be updating the Data-Only hotspots chain variable to roll forward through this partial outage. We have identified that an empty list of staking keys was an incorrect default value for this variable.
Jul 20, 21:53 UTC
The core developers are currently looking into an issue where Add Gateway transactions are failing due to a recently issued chain variable for Data-Only Hotspots. We will be issuing a new Chain Variable to unset this value shortly.
The blockchain is still producing blocks, other transactions are flowing normally, and all other activity is as expected.
Jul 20, 21:20 UTC