2022 Year In Review — MNTD.

2022 Year In Review — MNTD.

As the new year looms right around the corner, it’s time again for us to take stock of the year that was. In 2022, MNTD. matured even more both as a brand and as a community. But in anything we do, our mission is to make crypto-hardware accessible to everyday people.

This year, we’re most proud to have learned from past mistakes. Following several months of frustration over bot traffic hijacking our drops, which left many customers unable to make purchases, we came up with a unique solution of our own. MNTD. created a drop queue system that gave everyone a fair chance at getting a hotspot, while also filtering out bad bot traffic. This alone is a huge win in the crypto space. Alongside that, we’ve also been able to ensure complete shipment of all orders, unlike many other players in the Helium ecosystem with huge backlogs.

Our growth in 2022 also led to some significant turning points. From unveiling the world’s first everything-in-one Helium 5G Hotspot to launching the official MNTD. mobile app, we made some great leaps in evolving the MNTD. product line beyond our flagship Helium hotspots. And as always, the driving force behind our progress is still the MNTD. and the Helium community at large.

Let’s look back to some of our milestones as a community:

  • Our MNTD. VIP Discord Community grew to 6.8K members.

Besides these technical breakthroughs, the Helium community has also grown significantly offline, with several major events that have allowed members to actively participate and get educated on Network projects and activities. This includes the Helium House events that took place in Austin, Texas and NYC; the Solana Breakpoint crypto event, which allowed creators in the Solana ecosystem to learn more about Helium; the all-day Helium Train Hackathon that featured Helium’s country-wide coverage in Portugal, and the Helium in the Wild event, which demonstrated the Helium Foundation’s commitment to building the IoT network and made use of RAKwireless-sponsored Helium Mappers.

Jose Marcelino at the Solana Breakpoint workshop where he showed how asset tracking is made easy on the Helium Network.
Jose Marcelino at the Solana Breakpoint workshop where he showed how asset tracking is made easy on the Helium Network.
Jose Marcelino at the Helium Train Hackathon
Jose Marcelino at the Helium Train Hackathon
Our friends who attended the Helium Train Hackathon
Our friends who attended the Helium Train Hackathon
RAKwireless Technology Limited Helium Developer Kit in action at the Helium Train
RAKwireless Technology Limited Helium Developer Kit in action at the Helium Train
Skye with GristleKing at the #HeliumInTheWild #HereBeDragonsLondon
Skye with GristleKing at the #HeliumInTheWild #HereBeDragonsLondon
Skye with Niel of Trackpac.io at the #HeliumInTheWild #HereBeDragonsLondon
Skye with Niel of Trackpac.io at the #HeliumInTheWild #HereBeDragonsLondon

All the progress made in 2022 leaves the coming year with big shoes to fill. In 2023, MNTD. is set to fully launch our all-in-one 5G device, which will be able to connect to multiple networks, including Helium. And in an effort to bridge Network users with Network builders, we’ll also be introducing some friends of MNTD. who are set to be pioneers in the Web3 space.

Cheers to a productive new year!

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