What is DePIN?
DePIN stands for Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks. The term was coined by the Messari team in late 2022, and is the generally agreed upon acronym for projects variously known as TIPIN (Token Incentivized Physical Infrastructure Networks), PoPW (Proof of Physical Work), EdgeFi, and my favorite, blockchain & meatspace.
In short, a DePIN project is any project that incentivizes hardware deployment through the use of tokens tracked by a blockchain. You can read more about what DePIN is here.
What other projects are out there besides Helium?
IOTEX, DIMO, Hivemapper and a long list of others are building in this space. Using everything from drones to cameras to satellites, temperature monitors, vehicle counters and more, DePIN projects distribute enormous value around the world.
What do you guys do?
We provide expertise in developing incentives, messaging, and strategy for DePIN projects. Typically a project will be led by technologists who are extraordinarily competent in their field and who need assistance in the intricacies of the rest of the DePIN space. This can range from a retainer arrangement to weekly calls or fully integrating with your project team.