A simple introduction with pointers for initial guidance and introduction with reference to the Helium network and what it offers the community of IoT and beyond.
Helium is a global, distributed network of Hotspots that create public, long-range wireless coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Hotspots mine and are rewarded in HNT, the native cryptocurrency of the Helium blockchain.
The Helium blockchain is an open source, public blockchain that incentivizes the creation of physical, decentralized wireless networks.
Today, the Helium blockchain, and its hundreds of thousands of Hotspots deployed by a global community, provide access to the largest decentralized wireless network in the world.
Each independently owned hotspot has the potential of registering and earning HNT tokens unique to the Helium blockchain for the owner depending on the traffic seen using the device.
The Network Hotspots
Devices started to roll out in early 2022 and are taking the world by storm as one can see here:
What are Hotspots?
Hotspots create a Long-Fi radio signal and routes packets from low-power devices in your area that use LoRaWAN, a wireless protocol, and have been deployed to the Helium Network. Typically, these are devices such as GPS trackers, environmental sensors, weather meters, etc., that only need to transmit and share small bits of information. The Hotspot uses your existing Internet (via WiFi or Ethernet) to deliver the data packets sent by devices.
Does it replace the Cellular Networks?
It does not replace internet or cellular service for regular devices like computers and smartphones, as it only has the ability to service small data segments or packets.
R & D opportunities
With such a new wide area interface the possibilities are only held back by your imagination, thus by cross pollination of ideas, far superior devices and services can be developed. It’s with this thought in mind that Black Sea Enterprises is formulating a set of liked minded enthusiasts and professionals together can make a big impact. Join our network today it costs nothing but opens up a plethora of possibilities.