Duplicate Hotspot name

I have found another hotspot with the same name as mine. Is this possible???

Yes it is possible.

Because of collisions in the Angry Purple Tiger algorithm, the given name might map to more than one hotspot .


Hi @Johnwa27, see this reddit post for reference:

Yes, it’s possible. There’s a finite list of words that comprise the names.

The three-word names are just for convenience to people. Each hotspot has a unique public key (address). We saw this while supporting Helium Hotspot Art to create unique NFT-based art of hotspot names. Hope this helps.

There are some hotspot names used 3 or 4 times.
As we get bigger 5 times will appear
The ID is unique, the name is just a short nickname