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Helium is a global, distributed network of Hotspots that creates public, long-range wireless coverage for LoRaWAN-enabled IoT devices. Hotspots produce and are compensated in HNT, the native cryptocurrency of the Helium blockchain.
The Helium blockchain is a new, open-source, public blockchain created entirely to incentivize the creation of physical, decentralized wireless networks. Today, the Helium blockchain, and its hundreds of thousands of Hotspots, provide access to the largest LoRaWAN Network in the world.
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The Helium Blockchain
The Helium Blockchain is a new blockchain built from the ground up to incentivize the creation of decentralized, public wireless networks.
The Helium Blockchain is based on a new, novel work algorithm called Proof of Coverage (PoC), and rewards gateways in $HNT, the native token of the Helium blockchain. Officially launched on July 29, 2019, the Helium Blockchain powers the largest, public, decentralized LoRaWAN Network in the world.
Helium Official Discord
If you are a developer and interested in contributing, or simply just interested in learning more, join us in the #blockchain-development channel on Helium Official Discord.