After extensive planning and development spanning over a year, Helium has successfully transitioned to Solana, marking a significant milestone that signals a new era of reliability and scalability for decentralized wireless networks. This upgrade represents a new phase of growth and dependability for the largest decentralized wireless network globally.
Migrating the Helium Network to Solana unlocks many benefits for the network. Among them are faster transactional speeds and new capabilities in smart contracts. Additionally, as the core developers will no longer have to maintain a layer-1 blockchain, the Helium Foundation, and other participating organizations can focus more of their resources towards achieving shared objectives. These objectives include accelerating the expansion of decentralized wireless networks and introducing new applications that address digital divide-related issues and create economic efficiencies. In 2019, the Helium Network was established to provide a decentralized, accessible, secure, and open-source wireless network to the world. The network’s core was its blockchain, which incentivized the growth and use of a community-forged wireless system.