Helium is a better way to build wireless infrastructure
The People’s Network is the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network that provides a secure and cost-effective way for low-power Internet of Things devices to send data to and from the Internet.
Helium Systems Inc. began 2013 and is based in San Francisco, CA. It was created after realizing that the exponentially growing Internet of Things (IOT) market needed a simple solution to the need for the IOT hardware devices to transmit their data to the internet to be used by smart applications.
A New Kind of
Mining HNT is done by installing a
simple device on your office window.
That’s it. Seriously.
Mining Helium through Helium Hotspots occurs through a new concept in cryptocurrency mining Proof of Work called Proof of Coverage. Helium released its White Paper defining its Helium Network Token and Helium Blockchain to specifically serve the vision of creating a global peer-to-peer LongFi Network by combining IOT manufacturing’s embraced LoRa radio standard with their Helium Blockchain. These Hotspots provide wireless network coverage for millions of devices around you.
In order to build the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network, Helium has gathered a team with a diverse, yet complementary, skillset within radio and hardware, manufacturing, distributed systems, peer-to-peer and blockchain technologies.
Helium released a single run manufactured Helium Hotspot to serve as a proof of concept to set the template for their worldwide peer to peer network. After these units were all deployed, Helium began to approve authorized manufactures to service the needs of the widening Helium community. Their focus is on the Helium Blockchain and business development with IOT developers and their use cases to facilitate their use of the Helium network as the means to get their IOT data to the internet.
Launched in 2019, and originally exclusively sold to US customers, the Helium Hotspot is the original HNT Mining device. The goal of the Hotspot was to show that mining equipment can be simple to operate and provide innovative utility, in building The People’s Network. The Helium Hotspot is controlled and managed using the Helium App for remote monitoring of earnings and status.