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.