How are Tokens Earned?
Hotspots earn Helium tokens for building and securing network infrastructure and transferring device data.
The amount of tokens distributed to Hotspots depends on the type of “work” they perform based on the value to the network. This validation of network contribution is accomplished by a new work algorithm called Proof-of-Coverage (PoC).
PoC was designed to bootstrap Helium Network coverage. Over time rewards will shift to be more heavily allocated to data transfer with less going to PoC as the Network matures.