Why 5G and Crypto Operate Hand in Hand

The decentralized telecommunication company, Helium recently raised $200 million in a round of Series D funding. After achieving a $1.2 billion dollar valuation, attention is now shifting to the many opportunities that Helium is proving possible when it comes to the future of 5G stocks and other transformative technological innovations. Incentivizing its users with crypto-tokens, Helium runs 5G and Lora WAN networks that enable Internet of Things (IoT) connections. Their IoT / crypto synthesis suggests that the rise of Helium could mark a seismic shift when it comes to IOT, crypto, 5G stocks and other disruptive industries and products.

The Helium Proposal

Originally established in 2013 as a peer to peer (P2P) wireless network, Helium was transformed into a fully decentralized telecommunications company in 2019. Helium invites users to become part of its growing network by offering them crypto-tokens called HNT. This serves as a demonstration of how 5G networks of all types could potentially get new players involved in their emerging networks.

Helium miners construct hotspots and connect them to their Helium systems. The hotspots then use the owner’s internet connection and power supply to support the Helium network. Businesses and developers are then able to use their IoT devices on that network. There are two methods for earning HNT, the first being transferring data from local connected devices. HNT can also be earned in return for Proof of Coverage (PoC), the point when Helium hotspots check each other’s signal to verify that the Helium network is operating as anticipated. At that point, owners receive their HNT for both checking and being checked.

The Helium hotspots that were first to arrive on the scene created a LoraWAN network for IoT using Long-Fi radio signals. In September 2021, Helium started shipping FreedomFi next-gen hotspots capable of creating a 5G network, firmly starting the decentralized 5G internet movement.

5G Networks Are On the Rise

Intrigue around 5G stocks is understandable considering the rapid adoption of 5G networks around the world. The Helium 5G network itself is expanding at a pace that may reach 40,000 small cells prior to the end of 2022. That would be a broader expansion than Verizon’s anticipated small cell network of 30,000. In the meantime, the HNT token rose from $1.35 in January 2021 to $38.7 by year’s end.

Companies like Helium aren’t just attracting attention due to the potential it shows in boosting profits. They also show great promise when it comes to bringing the worlds of IoT and Crypto into the 5G fold.

The Growing Availability of 5G Coverage

The ability to support smart systems is just one key aspect of Helium’s potential for altering our technological experiences. The impact it could have on 5G is exciting, too. Analysts are of the belief that small cell deployments are the only feasible way for network providers to accomplish true 5G coverage with high-band frequency capabilities. Regardless, small cell deployments have their own set of obstacles. Each needs a physical location of its own, a power source and installation. Complicating matters further is that the U.S. alone would need several thousand for an effective 5G network.

The decentralized setup Helium offers to eliminate discord by transforming individually-owned hotspots into a network of 5G small cell radio nodes. “While companies like Verizon or T-Mobile will have to construct and manage thousands of 5G radio nodes and other costly setups within every single city, Helium can accomplish the same network communication by decentralizing and distributing the infrastructure at less than a fraction of a cost”

Adding Utility to Crypto Trading While Encouraging the Adoption of 5G

Ultimately Helium serves as a symbol that has the potential to represent the future of the relationship between crypto trading, IoT and 5G networks. Critics who are skeptical about crypto likely wonder about what real-world uses cryptocurrency has. Since Helium offers users crypto tokens in exchange for users adopting its network there’s potential for widespread adoption of this practice. This has the potential to lead to a landscape where crypto, 5G and IoT interact seamlessly together. The role of 5G in helping to advance the adoption of other types of technology could have a significant impact on 5G stocks moving forward.

Helium Adds New Energy to Innovative Technology

Helium’s innovations have the potential to advance 5G, IoT, crypto, along with adjacent blockchain markets. There’s no telling what could come next. It would not be surprising if Helium’s announcement leads to an increased interest in 5G stocks, or top 5G companies to invest in. Those searching for 5G stocks to invest in may benefit from exploring ETFs. These ETFs may provide access to the 5G-related stocks of multiple companies that are shifting the landscape of modern technology, while the diversified ETF structure avoids the risk of over exposure to a single company. 

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Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.