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Helium's core technologies provide a novel decentralized and trust-less model for building highly-scalable wireless infrastructure.

Validators

Proof-of-Coverage

Blockchain


Validators

Validators are a new entity on the Helium Blockchain that will perform consensus group work including verifying transactions, and adding new blocks to the blockchain.

Relevant Links
Discord Channel: #HIP-25-ValidatorsHelium Improvement Proposal 25
  • Submit for approval Helium Improvement Proposal (HIP) 25 - Validators
  • Launch Validators on Testnet and Iterate
  • Launch Staking Intent on Mainnet
  • Launch Validators on Mainnet (Stretch)

Proof-of-Coverage

Proof-of-Coverage verifies on an ongoing basis that Hotspots are honestly representing their location and wireless network coverage they are creating from that location.

Relevant Links
DocumentationHelium Network Explorer
  • Build an operational dashboard for suspected bad actors
  • Build community engagement around finding suspected hotspots
  • Continue to Adjust HIP 15/17 variables
  • Improve RSSI and FSPL calculations
  • Promote coverage mapping as a way to confirm hotspot location
  • Network Graph Analysis

Blockchain

The purpose-built Helium Blockchain underpins the network, handling network security, microtransactions, and packet routing.

Relevant Links
Helium Block ExplorerGithub
  • Chain Variable Multi-Sig
  • HIP 18 (Removing Oracle Forecast) Implementation
  • Onboard Light Hotspots
  • Explore Transparency Reporting
  • HIP 12 (Remote Assertion) Implementation (Community Driven)
  • HIP 24 (Fractional Reward) Implementation (Community Driven)
  • Rosetta Implementation (TBD, Community Driven)

Coverage.

Hotspots create vast areas of coverage, while mining HNT. Helium has created a variety of tools to help the community build the best network possible.

Hotspots

Wallet

Tabs/Mappers

Light Hotspots


Hotspots

Hotspots are the primary miners of the Helium Blockchain. They provide wireless internet access to millions of devices and participate in Proof-of-Coverage.

Relevant Links
GithubHelium-Compatible Hotspots
  • Add HIP19 Makers
  • Build infrastruture for new Makers to test and bring Hotspots to market
  • Begin Light Hotspot
  • Show Reward Scaling in Explorer

Wallet

The Helium Wallet app allows you to store, send and recieve HNT, Data Credits and Security Tokens as well as manage your Hotspots.

Relevant Links
WebsiteGithub
  • New Hotspot App
  • Hotspot Assert Improvements: Location and Address Autocomplete
  • Stake HNT for Validators
  • Favourite Hotspot: allows hosts to optimize their coverage like an owner

Tabs/Mappers

The Helium Mappers initiative allows community members to measure and log Helium Network coverage.

Relevant Links
Discord Channel: Helium-TabsDiscord Channel: Coverage-MappingMappers DocumentationMappers
  • Tabs opt-into mappers
  • Enable other mapping devices to onboard via Tabs
  • Open source

Light Hotspots

Light Hotspots are Hotspot variants with limited onboard compute, relying on cloud services for mining activities.

Relevant Links
Github
  • Light Hotspots are able to packet forward to blockchain defined routers
  • Enable Makers to onboarding manually via USB key
  • Allow Light Hotspots to earn HNT for data transfer

Use.

The Helium Network presents a new opportunity for thousands of businesses that wish to build solutions without the barriers of cost and coverage.

Console

Blockchain Applications

Wireless Protocols


Console

Console is a device onboarding and management platform that combines a web-based management tool and a full LoRaWAN Network Server that communicates with the Helium Blockchain.

Relevant Links
ConsoleWebsite
  • Release Console as open source (both frontend and backend)
  • Streamline user experience with Flows (Beta)
  • Deliver LoRaWAN updates (ADR, MAC command info)
  • Expand regional support for CN470, AS 1/2
  • Integrate with IoT Platforms/Services
  • Deliver plugin to integrate with ChirpStack LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS)

Blockchain Applications

Blockchain applications are decentralized services that rely and run on Helium's massive peer-to-peer network.

Relevant Links
Github
  • TBD Blockchain application (MVP)

Wireless Protocols

Currently The Helium Network supports only the LoRaWAN wireless protocol, but the blockchain itself is frequency/protocol agnostic.

  • Enable alternative wireless protocols (LTE/5G, WiFi, etc.) to use blockchain/data credits (beta)