Helium is building the world’s largest decentralized wireless network, “The People’s Network”, to simplify connecting devices to the internet by rewarding anyone to become a network operator. With open source blockchain technology, individuals are incentivized to deploy Hotspots, which simultaneously mine the cryptocurrency HNT and provide LoRaWAN network coverage for hundreds of square miles. The Network is live and rapidly expanding with over 25,000 active Hotspots in more than 3,600 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Founded in 2013 by Amir Haleem and Napster’s Shawn Fanning, Helium is backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Khosla Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Multicoin Capital, FirstMark, Marc Benioff, and other top VCs. More information can be found at helium.com.