Simply install a small device in your office window. That’s it.
The Mycelium Nodes provide miles of wireless network coverage.
Millions of devices around you can connect to the network with innovative Proof-of-Coverage model.
Our Node only uses 5W of energy.
We present a computationally inexpensive Proof-of-Coverage that allows Miners to prove they are providing wireless network coverage. We anchor these proofs using a Proof-of-Serialization that allows miners to prove they are accurately representing time relative to others on the network in a cryptographically secure way.
We demonstrate an entirely new purpose network built to service WHIP and provide a system for authenticating and identifying devices, providing cryptographic guarantees of data transmission and authenticity, offer transaction primitives designed around WHIP, and more.
Mycelium Consensus Protocol
We present a novel consensus protocol construction that creates a permissionless, high throughput, censor-resistant system by combining an asynchronous byzantine fault tolerant protocol with identities presented via Proof-of-Coverage.
We introduce a new open-source and standards compliant wireless network protocol, called WHIP, designed for low power Devices over vast areas. This protocol is designed to run on existing commodity radio chips available from dozens of manufacturers with no proprietary technologies or modulation schemes required.
We outline a system for interpreting the physical geolocation of a Device using WHIP without the need for expensive and power-hungry satellite location hardware. Devices can make immutable, secure, and verifiable claims about their location at a given moment in time which is recorded in the network.
We present a decentralized wireless network (DWN) that provides wireless access to the Internet for Devices by way of multiple independent Miners and outlines the Mycelium network and WHIP specification by which participants in the Mycelium network should conform. Routers pay this network of Miners for sending data to and from the Internet, and Miners are rewarded with newly-minted tokens for providing network coverage and delivering Device data to the Internet.