NEWS

Updates on the Handshake naming protocol + ecosystem

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HNS PR Review Club -- A weekly club for reviewing Handshake Core Pull Requests had its first meeting. The club’s first commit to review was increasing test coverage for the chain.

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The first million names is the hardest. It took 443 days to reach one million names on Handshake. 143 days later, we’re weeks away from the two million name mark.

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Niami -- The Handshake name rating site is becoming a block explorer, too. Measure name rarity, bid in auctions, and search the blockchain from a single place.

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LINDA -- The Handshake search engine, HNSsearch, is developing an indexer to crawl the decentralized web. Help by providing a sitemap and have a robots.txt file on your site.

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Subdomains -- Gift subdomains on Namebase under any Handshake domain you own. From the initial airdrop, Handshake has always been an experiment in the gift economy.

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Namecheap -- The registrar announced the listing of its first ten Handshake TLDs. This is the start of an effort to lean into Handshake from Namecheap, the second largest registrar globally.

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Forever Domains -- A new breed of decentralized names using Handshake TLDs and Ethereum SLDs. The .Forever TLD has no owner and permanently delegates DNS authority to a nameserver running on Ethereum.

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Fingertip -- An open source, lightweight Handshake resolver Use DANE to access websites hosted on HNS domains, HIP-5 domains like .badass or, even, ENS domains with EIP-1158 data.

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DANE -- Understand the shortcomings of Certificate Authorities, DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) as an alternative, and its relation to Handshake.

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Cryptonetwork namespace -- From Connext to DCDN acquiring their TLD, namespace is part of a cryptonetwork’s progressive move towards decentralized, always on services.

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HNSsearch AMA -- The recording covers the upcoming V2 release, several roadmap items, how blockchains are changing the role of search engines, and more.

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ProjectDWeb -- The DWeb foundation announced the 8 projects accepted into the incubator including the Puma Browser, Shakestats, ArGo, HandyWiki, + Indigitus.

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Wrapped HNS is here -- WHNS brings liquidity and access for Handshake to Ethereum. And makes it possible to interact with DeFi i.e. HNS loans to use as blinds.

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Badass.Domains is doing badass things -- the project that forked ENS to run on Handshake top level domains is now the first implementation of EIP-1185 (DNS on ENS).

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If a hentai character can produce something meaningful, so can you -- anon dev Kurumi discusses their vision for HNS and building robust, stable software to get there.

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Moving up the stack -- Indigitus nodes are dWeb-based internet routers fitted with Handshake resolvers inside.

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DeFi, meet DWeb -- Gravity, a decentralized exchange on Cosmos, is using Handshake and Akash to further decentralize.

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BlockExplorer.com is more than an explorer -- it's a frontend to the new Bob Wallet chrome extension and ShakeDex protocol.

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Universal usernames -- Namebase open sourced the OIDC provider used for Namer News making it simple for any site to integrate Handshake Login.

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XNHNS -- the cross-network Handshake protocol allow every blockchain and the entire metaverse to have a single source of truth for identities rooted in the Handshake naming system.

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