FreedomFi Gateways will soon become compatible with the Helium blockchain, making it possible for hosts to earn HNT cryptocurrency by offloading carrier cellular networks using 5G and, later, Wi-Fi hotspots.
Please note the below timeline is an approximation of key milestones for deploying cellular wireless protocol on the Helium network. Some of the milestones and dates may change overtime due to circumstances outside of our control.
Beta program for 5G Helium mining is expected to open to public in September 2021, at which point we will release a limited number of FreedomFi gateways, capable of mining HNT cryptocurrency. The complete 5G mining setup will consist of a FreedomFi Gateway and a cellular radio designed to operate in the CBRS band, that will be provided by a certified radio partner. The cost of a complete 5G mining setup is expected to be between $1000 – $3000, depending on the power characteristics and consequent mining potential of the radio.