$3,600+ per DAY Mining Helium ($HNT) – What is the Consensus Group?!
The 16 members of the CG are randomly chosen from different areas. They actually have to be far away from each other. Only one member per area
The Helium Consensus Protocol
The Consensus Group Election
A new Consensus Group (CG) is elected once per epoch. Currently there are
16 members elected to each consensus group, as defined in the
num_consensus_members chain variable. As of HIP 16, all Hotspots active on the Helium Network are eligible to be elected to a consensus group and are selected at random.