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Helium Completes Migration to Solana, Ushering in a New Era

By: illustrious
April 19, 2023 1:11 PM EDT
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Helium, the leading decentralized IoT connectivity provider, has completed its much-anticipated migration to the Solana blockchain. The transition promises to harness the power of Solana's lightning-fast and low-cost infrastructure to deliver improved performance, scalability, and security to the Helium ecosystem.

In a recent blog post, Helium unveiled the details of the migration, which marks a major milestone for the company. As part of the transition, Helium's native HNT token has also made the switch to the SPL (Solana Program Library) format. The integration with Solana aims to bolster Helium's decentralized IoT vision while unlocking new possibilities for the burgeoning ecosystem.

Migration Highlights

  • Speed and Scalability

Helium's move to the Solana blockchain offers a multitude of benefits, most notably the high speed and scalability that Solana is known for. Solana's robust architecture can process over 50,000 transactions per second (tps). The migration sets the stage for Helium to handle increased demand from IoT devices seamlessly and efficiently.

  • Cost Savings

With the Solana migration, Helium is also set to enjoy significantly lower transaction costs. Solana's optimized infrastructure can handle more transactions at a fraction of the cost, reducing the financial burden on both developers and users in the Helium ecosystem. Lower costs also encourage more innovation and experimentation, enabling the development of new IoT applications.

  • Improved Security

As Helium moves to the Solana blockchain, the network will benefit from the robust security mechanisms Solana offers. Solana uses a unique consensus mechanism called Proof of History (PoH), which complements the existing Proof of Coverage (PoC) used by Helium. The combination of PoH and PoC ensures greater security and trustlessness in the Helium ecosystem.

  • Easier Integration

Helium's migration to Solana enables developers to take advantage of the many tools and resources available in the Solana ecosystem. Solana's native support for the Rust programming language simplifies the development of new IoT applications and streamlines their integration into the Helium network.

  • Future Growth and Collaboration

With the migration complete, Helium and Solana are now poised to collaborate more closely on joint projects and initiatives. The partnership offers immense potential for the growth and expansion of both ecosystems, enabling them to reach new heights together.


The completion of Helium's migration to the Solana blockchain marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the company. By leveraging Solana's superior performance, cost-efficiency, and security, Helium is well-positioned to accelerate its decentralized IoT connectivity mission. As the two ecosystems continue to collaborate and innovate, users and developers can look forward to an ever-evolving and thriving IoT landscape.

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