Utah authorities have discovered mysterious antennas in the foothills of the Salt Lake City area. The authorities are investigating. It has been speculated that these are antennas belonging to a blockchain network.
The authorities are looking for the owners
The first antennas appeared more than a year ago, said Salt Lake Recreational Trails manager Tyler Fonarow. But mysterious installations have multiplied in recent months. Some antennas were on property managed by the Forest Service and the University of Utah. The authorities then removed the antennas consisting of a closed battery box, a router and a solar panel, reports KSLTV 5. More antennas are expected to be seized in the coming weeks.
There is currently no precise information on the owners of the devices. However, initial investigations indicate that the antennas could transmit data to a wider area. The authorities are therefore asking the owners to come forward. Fonarow said there could be as many as a dozen antennas. He stresses that permission must be required to use public land.
A link to blockchain technology?
Meanwhile, speculation indicates that the antennas belong to a decentralized blockchain network. Some suspect it is an access point that connects to the Helium network. Since it is a blockchain-based wireless system, users establish hotspots that act as helium miners by providing internet connectivity. They can then earn money by purchasing a hotspot and connecting it.
KSLTV 5 reporter Michael Locklear also shared a close-up image of the recovered antenna. Some people have claimed that these are devices designed for HNT mining. On his website, Helium states that HNT mining is done by installing a simple device on your window. So hotspots provide miles of wireless network coverage for millions of devices around users. The speculation therefore seems consistent although the authorities have not confirmed that the devices belong to the Helium network.
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