Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks between peers, who are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application. Peer-to-peer is being practiced more and more and is becoming a new trend.
Helium is an IoT developer platform that uses peer-to-peer method to simply and securely delivers IoT data from devices to the cloud. It can be easily integrated with hundreds of development boards. As a Helium enabled device turns on, it delivers data to IoT channel with no configuration deployment and tools that streamline the ongoing management, which helps lower the total cost of ownership and at the same time simplifies how businesses apply IoT. Helium is shaping the future by rewarding anyone for creating a global decentralised wireless network for billions of machines.
Helium was founded in 2013 in San Francisco by Shawn Fanning, Amir Haleem, and Sean Carey, with a mission to make it easier to build connected devices. The Helium team consists of diverse member with complimentary skillset with the vision to build the world’s first decentralised wireless network. Team members’ specialties vary from radio and hardware, manufacturing, distributed systems, peer-to-peer and blockchain technologies.
Helium’s product, Helium Hotspot, is built to power the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network. Host will get rewards when they manage to connect a new class of low-power, IoT devices to the internet. Simply by plugging in a Helium Hotspot and providing wireless coverage, users can join The People’s Network and earn Helium, which is a new cryptocurrency. Helium Hotspots mine tokens for delivering connectivity for a new class of low-power, IoT devices across long ranges while optimise for battery consumption. The People’s Network provides a secure and cost-effective way for low-power devices to send data to and from the Internet. Each hotspot provides coverage over many square miles and can support thousands of devices to enable an entirely new class of low-power, IoT devices. Helium is shaping the future by rewarding anyone for creating a global decentralised wireless network for billions of machines.