Nodle, a decentralized network on Polkadot that provides secure, low-cost connectivity and data liquidity to connect billions of devices worldwide, announced today it has reached half a million token holders (per Subscan, as of August 1, 2022), bringing the project closer to the mission of empowering people to build the first smartphone-powered decentralized network.
Having a mobile-first approach reduces the barrier to entry for users and allows anyone to quickly join the network as an antenna or “node” with no additional equipment requirement or prior knowledge. Nodle brings Web3 to the physical world by leveraging the technology in smartphones to read sensors and devices that exist materially.
The location of the device is only used to compute rewards based on contribution to network coverage and to locate Bluetooth devices at the request of their owners. The “nodes” (smartphones) are rewarded for providing network availability and connectivity. Building an ecosystem anyone can join with a resource they already own (their smartphones) is the key to Nodle’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility.
“The Nodle Network is experiencing a first-mover advantage in terms of blockchain and mobile devices, as many Web3 companies have yet to develop and launch a native app. In time, this will be like a company going to market without a website — practically unthinkable today.”
– The Nodle Team
The Nodle network is powered by smartphones that earn Nodle (NODL) for providing network availability and connectivity. Nodle’s powerful stack allows users to connect and secure physical assets, track lost or valuable items, capture sensor data, authenticate security certificates, and more.
Nodle provides insights for consumer electronics manufacturers, enterprises, smart cities, the finance industry, and beyond. Since its creation in 2017, Nodle has become one of the world’s largest wireless networks by the number of base stations.
For more information on the Nodle economy, see Nodle’s tokenomics documentation.