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Helium 5G

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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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Helium Blockchain

The Helium Blockchain is a new blockchain built from the ground up to incentivize the creation of decentralized, public wireless networks.

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Blockchain Primitives Mining HNT Proof of Coverage Consensus Protocol Helium Token Transaction Fees

Mine $HNT

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.

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What is a Helium Miner? Approved Hotspots Run an HNT Validator Become a Maker Build a Packet Forwarder

Use the Helium Network

The Helium Ecosystem includes thousands of ready-to-use devices, powerful integrations, and robust developer tools.

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Devices Helium Console LoRaWAN on Helium

Community, Governance, & Open Source

Helium’s decentralized ‘People’s Network’ relies on a community of supporters, developers and advisors.

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Discord Community Chat Helium Improvement Proposals Open Source Software

Tools, Technologies & Initatives


Provision and Manage Devices


Helium Blockchain Block Explorer


Community-driven Coverage Mapping

Wallet App

iOS & Android Helium Wallet

Helium Wallet CLI

Interact with Blockchain via Command Line

Helium Light Hotspots

Packet forwarder for the Helium-enabled Gateways.