Helium ICO & Token Sale

The idea of an interconnected world (popular as the Internet of Things) is one that excites us all. But, there is one critical challenge to achieving that goal – connectivity.

Although we already have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connections, these networks have proved insufficient. Either they are too expensive, too power hungry, or too limited in range. Put these factors together and you end up with millions of enabled devices with no reliable connectivity platform.

Enter Helium

Combining physical blockchain and open-source software, Helium is a Decentralized Machine Network (DMN) designed to allow machines everywhere across the globe to geo-locate themselves and wirelessly connect to the internet without the need for expensive cellular plans or power-hungry satellites.

The connectivity issue that the industry has been struggling with for all these years is caused by the fact that providers have been trying to go it alone. They had to decide the communication structure as well as raise the money to put those plans into actions. Helium takes advantage of blockchain technology to incentivize a two-sided marketplace where both network providers and consumers collaborate effortlessly. The result is that wireless network becomes a community-owned commodity that can be purchased by anyone, at anytime, from anywhere in the world, at a fraction of today’s costs.

Helium is built around five key components;

  • Proof-of-Coverage – that allows miners to prove they are providing wireless network coverage.
  • Blockchain Network – to identify and authenticate machines. This is the only way to provide cryptographic guarantees of data transmission and authenticity.
  • Helium Consensus Protocol – this protocol ensures a permisionless, high-throughput, censor-resistant system.
  • Helium Wireless Protocol (WHIP) – designed to be not only long range, but also smart and fully encrypted for end-to-end security.

Proof-of-Location – an energy-efficient system for interpreting the geo-location of a machine using WHIP.



Helium Overview

Helium ICO
Ended 115 Days Ago
Vote For Helium
Own blockchain
Token Type
Start Date
Oct 15, 2018
End Date
Nov 30, 2018
Total Supply
Know Your Client (KYC)
Presale Start Date
Jul 02, 2018
Presale End Date
Aug 06, 2018

Helium Team

Vinod Khosla
Founder, Khosla Ventures

Matt Turck
Partner, FirstMark Capital

Aaron Levie
Founder & CEO, Box

Alex Roetter
Former SVP Engineering, Twitter

Bruce Armstrong
Partner, Khosla Ventures

Andy Wheeler
Partner, GV

Shawn Fanning
Founder, Helium, Rupture, Path, Snocap, Napster

Chris Bruce
Founder & CEO, Sproutling

Robert Wenig
Founder TeaLeaf, Former CTO SAP

Jacqueline LeSage
Krause Munich Re / HSB Ventures

Eric Dresselhuys
Former EVP Sales & Co-Founder of Silver Spring Networks

John Hamm
Founding Partner, Soda Rock Partners

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      Helium Milestones

      May 2018
      The intersection of blockchain and IoT: the Helium decentralized machine network announced.
      July 2018
      Helium Gateway Pre-orders.
      August 2018
      Launch private testnet in San Francisco.
      October 2018
      Network Launch, Gateway orders fulfilled.
      January 2019
      Plans for global expansion announced.

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