Any Helium-enabled Hotspot (sometimes called a miner or gateway) can mine $HNT. Helium Hotspots were originally built by Helium, Inc. and our now handled by our growing ecosystem of approved manufacturers.
Interested in becoming a Hotspots Maker? Any qualified company can be approved by the Helium community to manufacture and distribute Hotspots.
A full list of approved Hotspots with details on how to acquire them can be found here.
Build a Helium Packet Forwarder
As of today, only approved Hotspots can participate in mining $HNT. However, any LoRaWAN Gateway can be converted to route packets to the Helium Network for development and production applications. Start here.