Helium, a peer-to-peer wireless encryption network, or P2P, has announced its expansion into Europe following its launch in North America.
According to a June 18 announcement with Cointelegraph, Helium will begin sending its access points to Europe in July.
The announcement also indicates that the company has just launched Helium Tapes. Helium tags are devices that use a decentralized tracking network. According to the official website, the battery life is more than 6 months.
Hotspots are low-power wireless access points that can be reached up to 10 miles away and that can be connected to a chain of helium blocks. Work on the node is rewarded with Helium tokens (HNT) from the company. The contract can also be obtained through Internet of Things or IoT devices compatible with the LoRaWAN wireless standard.
The purpose of the network is to give IoT devices access to a wireless network. It also acts as a gateway to the Internet and requires very little power consumption on the device side. Network devices can also send transactions through the Helium blockchain.
A fast growing network launched by P2P Warrior
The network already has over 4225 touch points, most of them located in the United States. Helium Network currently covers more than 700,000 miles in North America in 1,000 cities. It is worth noting that the company launched a wireless network contract about a year ago, in mid-June 2019.
It is worth noting that Helium’s CEO and co-founder Amir Halim has already founded P2P on the Internet, Napster. The access program was a widely used file sharing network created in 1999, after which lawsuits from music record companies that accused Napster of promoting copyright infringement led to the termination of the service in 2001.