A Helium Validator Node can be hosted with Helium CLI or Ledger wallets.

The unbonding period is 5 months. (250,000 blocks)


Instructions for the Helium CLI Wallet:

If you already have at least 10,001 HNT in your wallet, start at step 6.

  1. Download and install the Helium CLI Wallet from the official GitHub: https://github.com/helium/helium-wallet-rs/releases

  2. macOS or Linux: Open the Terminal app in the Helium Wallet folder and execute this command: ./helium-wallet create basic
    Windows: Open the Command Prompt app in the Helium Wallet folder and execute this command: helium-wallet.exe create basic

  3. Type your password and press Enter button.

  4. Copy your address from the terminal screen and send at least 10,001 HNT.
    1 HNT is required to cover future transaction costs.

  5. Wait for 1 confirmation of the transaction in the blockchain to occur.

  6. Select "Helium Wallet" here: https://www.allnodes.com/hnt/host

  7. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.


Instructions for Ledger:

  1. Connect the Ledger wallet to your computer and open the Helium app.
    If you already have at least 10,001 HNT in your wallet, start at step 7.

  2. Download and install the Helium Ledger CLI from the official GitHub: https://github.com/helium/helium-ledger-cli/releases

  3. macOS or Linux: Open the Terminal app in the Helium Ledger CLI folder and execute this command: ./helium-ledger-cli balance
    Windows: Open the Command Prompt app in the Helium Ledger CLI folder and execute this command: helium-ledger-cli.exe balance

  4. Confirm the address on your Ledger.

  5. Copy your address from the terminal screen and send at least 10,001 HNT.
    1 HNT is required to cover future transaction costs.

  6. Wait for 1 confirmation of the transaction in the blockchain to occur.

  7. Select "Ledger" here: https://www.allnodes.com/hnt/host

  8. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.

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