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Solana Migration Overview

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, let the Helium Network capitalize on Solana's scalability, low transaction costs, and high-performance capabilities, including fast transaction throughput and energy-efficient consensus mechanism.

The migration to Solana brought many benefits for the Helium Network: it enabled the IoT and Mobile networks to support even greater scale, support more sophisticated Proof-of-Coverage algorithms, and enhanced the network's robustness, making it an even more attractive solution for high-demand applications.