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Solana Migration Overview

This page has not been fully updated to represent the latest state of the Helium Network following the migration to Solana on April 18, 2023.
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Following the community-driven proposal, HIP70 - Scaling the Helium Network, the Helium Network was successfully migrated to the Solana blockchain on April 18, 2023, 9am PST (16:00 UTC). This strategic move, voted in by the community, aims to capitalize on Solana's scalability, low transaction costs, and high-performance capabilities, including its fast transaction throughput and energy-efficient consensus mechanism.

The migration to Solana offers key benefits for the Helium Network: it enables the IoT and Mobile networks to support even greater scale, supports more sophisticated Proof-of-Coverage algorithms, and enhances the network's robustness, making it an even more robust solution for high-demand applications.

Why Solana?

Read more about the Helium Improvement Proposal and the process of evaluating Layer 1 blockchains on the Helium Foundation Blog.