• Strange antennas have been spotted cropping from the hills of Salt Lake City in Utah, that seem to be linked to a crypto mining company.
• According to replies in a tweet, the antennas likely belong to off-grid crypto miners from Helium Network.
• These antennas provide a hotspot for users to spend HNT, the network’s native token.
In recent news, strange antennas have been spotted cropping up from the hills of Salt Lake City in Utah, leaving local authorities and residents scratching their heads. As it turns out, the antennas are likely linked to a crypto mining company.
The antennas were first spotted about a year ago, according to Tyler Fonarow, the city’s recreational trail manager. The unit consists of a solar panel, a battery box, and an antenna, Fonarow said. Michael Locklear, a reporter for KSLTV-5, tweeted photos of the units, sparking a discussion in the crypto community.
According to the replies in Locklear’s tweet, it seems to be that the antennas belong to off-grid crypto miners from Helium Network. This could be the most plausible explanation for the placement of the antennas. Helium Network sells devices that use these strange antennas to provide a hotspot for users to spend HNT, the network’s native token.
Aside from the cryptocurrency angle, there are a number of online articles showing how people can create self-sustaining miners for rural use, which would explain the presence of the antennas in the foothills. However, to this day, authorities still have no idea who is placing these antennas.
The mystery remains unsolved, but the existence of the antennas is a testament to the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies and the potential that they have to revolutionize the world of finance.