Following on from my competition for the EarFun Free Pro 2 ANC Wireless Earbuds. I am trying to drive a bit of traffic back to my website after my move from mightygadget.co.uk to mightygadget.com. It is a slow and stressful process with Google.
Anyway, I have a spare Nebra Helium HNT Indoor Hotspot Miner lying around. I actually bought this myself, and it is unused and unopened. I am still quite bitter about how incompetent Nebra were about these hotspots. I waited over a year for them even though Nebra had taken thousands in payments. Cryptocurrency is also going through a bad time in general at the moment.
However, in this case, the Nebra hotspot I have is ready to go and free of charge to the competition winner.
For those not aware of the HNT cryptocurrency and Helium Hotspots. Helium is a decentralized blockchain-powered platform for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The hotspot uses a wireless network called LoRaWAN (Low-power wide-area network), and it is designed to cover a wide area and provide data connectivity to IoT devices that only require small amounts of data.
Helium hopes to create a global network as an alternative to using WiFi or mobile data for these devices.
The network is “powered by the people”, with people hosting a hotspot at home, which then allows these IoT devices to transmit data (in theory). It is completely secure and barely uses any data.
In return for hosting a hotspot, you are rewarded with cryptocurrency in the form of HNT. This is generally done by providing coverage, with each hotspot issuing and answering challenges.
At the moment, the reality is that you probably won’t earn much money from these hotspots, but it could be a fun way for you to dip your toes into cryptocurrency and crypto mining. The hotspot itself barely uses any electricity (about the same as a normal router). So if you win this, you don’t really have anything to lose.
Nebra Helium HNT Indoor Hotspot Miner Competition Details
To enter the competition, please either follow me on Instagram or Twitter. Then leave a comment below with your handle and the social network you followed me on (as I will check).
I will announce the winner on the 21st of February.
I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the creative mind behind Mighty Gadget, which I’ve proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking, to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.
As a fitness fanatic who loves running and cycling, I also have a keen interest in fitness-related technology, and I take every opportunity to cover this niche on my blog. My diverse interests allow me to bring a unique perspective to tech blogging, merging lifestyle, fitness, and the latest tech trends.
In my academic pursuits, I earned a BSc in Information Systems Design from UCLAN, before advancing my learning with a Master’s Degree in Computing. This advanced study also included Cisco CCNA accreditation, further demonstrating my commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the technology curve.
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