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Product Benefits

Why earn HNT & use Helium?


Millions of compatible devices can use The People's Network and each device requires Data Credits (DC) in order to send data to the Internet. Fixed in value, DC are created by 'burning' HNT, reducing the total supply to achieve a Burn and Mint Equilibrium. The more devices using DC, the more HNT will be burned. Helium’s wireless network based on LoRaWAN is best suited for low-power scenarios like sending data to and from sensors using low-cost radio waves, eliminating reliance on more costly networks like cellular and WiFi. It’s fully peer to peer and leverages a robust network of hotspots connected to the network. With just 100 to 200 hotspots, the network can usually cover most cities. In return for hosting hotspots, hosts can earn $HNT for providing access to the LongFi network.




A high level overview on earnings in different neighborhoods


Compared to other cryptocurrencies there isn't a constant amount of HNT earned per day by the units due to the variations on a setup to setup basis. Take a look at this coverage map to see what others in your region are earning.




How are Tokens Earned?


Hotspots earn HNT for building and securing network infrastructure and transferring device data. The amount of HNT distributed to Hotspots depends on the type of “work” they perform based on the value to the network. This validation of network contribution is accomplished by a new work algorithm called Proof-of-Coverage (PoC). To participate in PoC there must be multiple Hotspots at least 300 meters apart in an area, but still within range of each other (up to many miles depending on environment). Single Hotspots earn less as they can only issue Challenges over the internet, and can’t participate in Proof-of-Coverage. After the first year, distribution amounts adjust.





Usage & Specs

How much internet does a miner consume per day


Here is an awesome article written by the community on this. Quoting from the article: So the TLDR is budget for 30gb between receive and transmit. Is that a lot? According to some sources, Netflix consumes between 20-60gb/month. So, bringing a Helium miner into your home is like having another roommate who watches a lot of Netflix.




Do I need to buy a LoRa antenna to boost the miner’s range?


Bobcat Miner 300 comes with an enhanced 4dBi antenna which provides wider coverage than 2dBi antennas. We suggest you try this first before deciding. For optimal miner placement, check out these awesome articles on where to place the miner and how it mines.




What is Bobcat’s min and max operating and storage temperature


It’s operating temp is 0-60C, and storage temp is minus 40 to 85C. See the specs here. See a tweet about the thermal chamber stress test. More lab test photos here.




Antenna Specs


Detailed specs here. Connector images here.





What About Helium?

Why earn HNT & use Helium?


Millions of compatible devices can use The People's Network and each device requires Data Credits (DC) in order to send data to the Internet. Fixed in value, DC are created by 'burning' HNT, reducing the total supply to achieve a Burn and Mint Equilibrium. The more devices using DC, the more HNT will be burned. Helium’s wireless network based on LoRaWAN is best suited for low-power scenarios like sending data to and from sensors using low-cost radio waves, eliminating reliance on more costly networks like cellular and WiFi. It’s fully peer to peer and leverages a robust network of hotspots connected to the network. With just 100 to 200 hotspots, the network can usually cover most cities. In return for hosting hotspots, hosts can earn $HNT for providing access to the LongFi network.




A high level overview on earnings in different neighborhoods


Compared to other cryptocurrencies there isn't a constant amount of HNT earned per day by the units due to the variations on a setup to setup basis. Take a look at this coverage map to see what others in your region are earning.




How are Tokens Earned?


Hotspots earn HNT for building and securing network infrastructure and transferring device data. The amount of HNT distributed to Hotspots depends on the type of “work” they perform based on the value to the network. This validation of network contribution is accomplished by a new work algorithm called Proof-of-Coverage (PoC). To participate in PoC there must be multiple Hotspots at least 300 meters apart in an area, but still within range of each other (up to many miles depending on environment). Single Hotspots earn less as they can only issue Challenges over the internet, and can’t participate in Proof-of-Coverage. After the first year, distribution amounts adjust.





ARTICLES

COMMUNITY TOOLS

HNT rewards mined, oracle prices, total hotspots, data credit usage, etc.

A map of hotspots & signal strengths

BRANDING

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Calculate earnings, chain variables, check current HNT price

Data on hotspots, owners, countries, rewards, and APIs

Patrium helps owners of multiple hotspots manage and split earnings