What is Helium (HNT) crypto? All you must know

March 15, 2022 01:23 AM AEDT | By Versha Jain
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  • Helium is a decentralized wireless connectivity platform for IoT devices powered by blockchain.
  • On Helium, network participants purchase the hotspots, get coverage over a certain radius and at the same time, they can also mine the token HNT.
  • It has 642,421 hotspots currently.

Internet of Things (IoT) exists everywhere in today’s life, starting from personal to professional. The IoT connectivity of various devices gives people better control over their time, a reason for its increasing dependability. 

It helps in making smart, automated devices for the home and businesses to get insights about the performance of machines, logistics operations etc.

While counting the benefits of IoT, the blockchain-powered wireless connectivity platform, Helium (HNT), is gaining traction today, and its volume rose 24.55% in 24 hours to US$22,530,259.

What Is Helium (HNT)?

Helium is a decentralized wireless connectivity platform. It is a blockchain-powered network for the Internet of Things devices. The network’s mainnet enables low-powered wireless devices to communicate to send data across nodes.  

Helium was launched in 2019. According to its website, it has 642,421 hotspots currently.

The company aims to build IoT communication for the future by improving on the in-efficiencies of the current infrastructure. Its Hotspots are the combination of a blockchain mining device and the wireless gateway where node users mine and earn rewards in the HNT, the native cryptocurrency of Helium. 

In 2013, Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning and Sean Carey co-founded the company. The CEO Haleem comes from an active eSports and game development background and, before Helium, served as a CTO at the gaming startup Diversion.

Fanning has developed the music-sharing service Napster, popular peer-to-peer internet service in the 1990s. Before Helium, Carey worked in different development roles and created an advertising optimization firm, which PayPal later acquired.

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The Internet of Things has changed a lot since its launch. The Helium that aims to improve the communication capabilities of wireless IoT devices refers to its decentralized network as ‘The People’s Network’.

Helium Crypto

Helium claims that the network participants can purchase the hotspots and at the same time, they can also mine the token HNT.

Price and Performance:

Helium (HNT) is trading at US$20.25, down 3.37% at 8:23 am ET, Monday; however, there is no proper evidence behind its fall lately. 

The coin has a market capitalization of US$2.29 billion. HNT’s maximum supply is 223 million, and the circulating supply is 113,351,249.81 HNTs.

The Helium token is currently available for purchase on Binance, Bybit, FTX, Mandala Exchange, and KuCoin.

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Bottom line

The company claims that the platform uses its wallet for asymmetric keys to increase users’ private key security. However, lately, many hacking and cyberattack incidents have occurred, and thus the users must exercise due diligence while using or investing in cryptos and related services.

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