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HIP 102: Helium Educational LNS - Unrewarded Trial Network


This proposal seeks to introduce a dedicated LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) for educational and trial use on the Helium IOT Network. The key feature of this LNS is to offer free data transfer services for educational, trial, and experimental purposes, with a critical operational distinction: these data transfers will not be rewarded to Hotspots, thus preventing the exploitation of the network for this free service.

Proposal Details

If passed, the implementation of this HIP will require updating the Helium IOT network to support free data transfer services for this limited use case.

To evaluate the changes please view the images and resources attached to the full HIP text linked above.

Approval Requirements

  • This HIP is considered approved if 67% of the voting power is reached.
  • This HIP must reach the quorum of 100,000,000 veIOT to be considered valid.


Community debate on these topics can be found on the Helium Discord. Please review any necessary discussion or consult with other community members to inform your position before voting. See the #hip-102-helium-educational-lns-unrewarded-trial-network channel for more details.

Additionally, these changes may have been discussed further in recent Community Calls. Video for these calls is available to review here.


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