Decentralized IoT: Disrupting Telco's

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 18:00
San Francisco Internet of Things Meetup
San Francisco

This month, we'll learn how startup Helium uses blockchain, wireless networks, and open source software to build a decentralized machine network that simplifies device connectivity/IoT.

To build this network in a decentralized manner, Helium uses blockchain to create a two-sided marketplace made up of a community of coverage providers on one side and users of the network on the other.

We'll dig into how this decentralized IoT network is disrupting telco's, and learn more about the current challenges facing the IoT industry. Helium's COO, Frank Mong, will discuss their decentralized approach to solving issues around connectivity.

Helium was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easier to build connected products. They are backed by Khosla Ventures, GV (fomerly Google Ventures), FirstMark Capital, and other top VCs.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Thank you also to Helium, who is also serving as an event sponsor.

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