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Market stats

Market cap


Volume (24h)


Circulating supply

143.9M HNT

Typical hold time

7 days



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About Helium

HNT is the utility token of the Helium network. By leveraging LoRaWAN devices and 5G hotspots, the Helium network provides decentralized wireless infrastructure. HNT tokens are used to access the Helium network's wireless connectivity, as HNT tokens can be burned for 'Data Credits'. HNT tokens also ‘back’ other governance tokens within the Helium ecosystem such as MOBILE and IOT.

What is Helium?

Helium (HNT) is a decentralized network powered by blockchain technology, specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Launched in 2019, the Helium mainnet enables low-powered wireless devices to communicate with each other and transmit data across its network of nodes. These nodes, known as Hotspots, serve as both a wireless gateway and a blockchain transaction processing device. Operators of these nodes process transactions and may receive compensation in HNT, Helium's native cryptocurrency. Helium's primary objective is to aim to enhance IoT communication, addressing the shortcomings of current infrastructure.

How does Helium work?

Helium operates through a network of Hotspots, which are a combination of a wireless gateway and a blockchain transaction processing device. Each Hotspot provides network coverage over a certain radius and processes transactions involving Helium's native token, HNT. The network operates on a proof-of-coverage consensus algorithm based on the HoneyBadger BFT protocol, which allows nodes in a network to reach consensus even when connection quality varies. Users pay transaction fees in a separate token called Data Credits, which are non-exchangeable and tied to individual users. This unique consensus mechanism, known as proof-of-coverage (PoC), aims to reward users for contributing to transaction processing and ensuring network stability.

What are the potential use cases for Helium?

Helium's primary use case is to aim to improve the communication capabilities of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Its network allows device owners and those interested in the IoT space to purchase Hotspots or build their own, providing network coverage and processing transactions involving Helium's native token, HNT. This may make it a viable option for those looking to participate in the IoT space, with potential compensation providing further outreach possibilities. The network's participants range from individuals to businesses, all contributing to the creation of a decentralized wireless infrastructure.

What is the history of Helium?

Helium was founded in 2013 by Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning, and Sean Carey. Haleem has a background in eSports and game development, while Fanning is known for developing Napster, one of the first mainstream peer-to-peer internet services. Carey held multiple development roles prior to Helium, including at advertising optimization firm Where, which was acquired by PayPal. The Helium team now consists of members with experience in radio and hardware, manufacturing, distributed systems, peer-to-peer, and blockchain technologies. The Helium mainnet was launched in July 2019. As of a certain point in time, there were over 48 million HNT in circulation.

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Some highlights about Helium on social media

34 unique individuals are talking about Helium and it is ranked #324 in most mentions and activity from collected posts. In the last 24 hours, across all social media platforms, Helium has an average sentiment score of 0.9 out of 5. Finally, Helium is becoming more newsworthy, with 1 news articles published about Helium. This is a 0% increase in news volume compared to yesterday.

On Twitter, people are mostly bullish about Helium. There were 52.38% of tweets with bullish sentiment compared to 7.94% of tweets with a bearish sentiment about Helium. 39.68% of tweets were neutral about Helium. These sentiments are based on 63 tweets.

On Reddit, Helium was mentioned in 0 Reddit posts and there were 0 comments about Helium. On average, there were more upvotes compared to downvotes on Reddit posts and more upvotes compared to downvotes on Reddit comments.

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Helium is on the rise this week.

The price of Helium has risen by 74.97% in the past 7 days. The price increased by 21.41% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 6.77%. The current price is $5.38 per HNT. Helium is 90.26% below the all time high of $55.22.

The current circulating supply is 143,934,820.83 HNT.


What is the current price of Helium?

We update our Helium to USD currency in real-time. Get the live price of Helium on Coinbase.

What is the market cap of Helium?

The current market cap of Helium is $768.43M. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.

What is the all time high of Helium?

The all-time high of Helium is $55.22. This all-time high is highest price paid for Helium since it was launched.

What is the 24 hour trading volume of Helium?

Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Helium is $38.41M.

What other assets are similar to Helium?

Assets that have a similar market cap to Helium include Nexo, PAX Gold, aelf, and many others. To see a full list, see our comparable market cap assets.

How many Helium are there?

The current circulating supply of Helium is 144 million.

What is the typical holding time of Helium?

The median time that Coinbase customers hold Helium before selling it or sending it to another account or address is 7 days.

What is the relative popularity of Helium?

Helium ranks 194 among tradable assets on Coinbase. Popularity is currently based on relative market cap.

What is the current trading activity of Helium?

Currently, 96% of Coinbase users are buying Helium. In other words, 96% of Coinbase customers have increased their net position in Helium over the past 24 hours through trading.

Can I buy Helium on Coinbase?

Yes, Helium is currently available on Coinbase’s centralized exchange. For more detailed instructions, check out our helpful how to buy Helium guide.

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