HNT mining start from here! All the steps.
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Create a Coinbase Account
Bobcat only accepts Coinbase for payment. You need to Create a Coinbase Account first. It will take some time to create a new account and transfer money from your Bank to your Coinbase account. Create one if you don’t have it yet.
Coinbase uses Identity Verification in order to comply with KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations. KYC is a way of identifying and confirming that a customer is who they say they are. It’s a multi-step process that helps to prevent the creation and use of fraudulent accounts.
Create a Binance Account
You need to buy or sell HNT after mining started. Create your Binance Account . Or you can’t get real dollars!
Buy a LoRaWAN Hotspot
There are many hotspots you can choose today but I suggest you the Bobcat 300 Miner or Bobber 500 (5G miner).
Bobcat delivers your hotspot directly to you in the shortest time.
Industrial Level Hardware
Bobcat miners are built by a large hardware manufacture with mature industrial product lines. They are designed by experienced engineers from AMD, XBOX, Semtech, etc. The Industrial Level mainboard and chips can make your hotspot work in an industrial environment with less issues. Most of other brands (except FreedomFi) are built on top of Raspberry PI which can save a lot in hardware but not very strong for industry level usage. Many hotspot owners care too much about a FAN to cool down the hotspot which is NOT RIGHT. The FANLESS design is way more difficult than those with a FAN and a lot of heatsinks. (personal opinion FYI)
In Hotspot Dashboard
Bobcat has a Distributed In Hotspot Dashboard can help you get the realtime status of your hotspot. After the blockchain nodes increased to million level, any centralized solutions will have delay and more and more issues. It’s important to get the realtime information when doing troubleshooting. For long term data, Helium Explorer is still the best tool.
You can download your Bobber App, sync your hotspots to Bobber Dashboard after clicked the hotspots tab in your App and start to manage your hotspots remotely.
Download the Helium Hotspot App
Create a Helium Account
Very easy to create a Helium Account. Keep in mind you must write down your 12 Words somewhere or you will loose everything include your hotspots, your HNTs! No body can recover these words!
Buy Antenna, Ethernet Cables, POE, etc.
While waiting your hotspot, you plan your setup, buy some other items. Sample Products
Setup your Hotspot
See Setup a Bobcat Miner step by step. For other brands, they should be similar.