Helium is a global, distributed network of Hotspots that create public, long-range wireless coverage for LoRaWAN-enabled IoT devices. Hotspots produce and are compensated in HNT, the native cryptocurrency of the Helium blockchain. The Helium blockchain is a new, open source, public blockchain created entirely to incentivize the creation of physical, decentralized wireless networks. Today, the Helium blockchain, and its hundreds of thousands of Hotspots, provide access to the largest LoRaWAN Network in the world.
This documentation provides details on the technology that underpins Helium, as well as how to mine HNT, and how to deploy IoT devices that use the Helium Network. Start your journey below.
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The Helium Blockchain is a new blockchain built from the ground up to incentivize the creation of decentralized, public wireless networks.Learn More
Quick LinksBlockchain Primitives Mining HNT Proof of Coverage Consensus Protocol Helium Token Transaction Fees
Hotspots create The People’s Network, a long-range wireless coverage for very low power and inexpensive IoT devices and are rewarded $HNT for doing so.Learn More
Quick LinksWhat is a Helium Miner? Approved Hotspots Run an HNT Validator Hotspot Makers Build a Packet Forwarder
Use the Helium Network
The Helium Ecosystem includes thousands of ready-to-use devices, powerful integrations, and robust developer tools.Learn More
Quick LinksDevices Helium Console LoRaWAN on Helium
Tools, Technologies & Initatives
Provision and Manage Devices
Helium Blockchain Block Explorer
Community-driven Coverage Mapping
iOS & Android Helium Wallet