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Updates on the Handshake naming protocol + ecosystem

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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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Supporting the protocol -- Namebase, the traditional DNS registrar, purchased p/ in the secondary market for a record setting 𝙃 375,000. They did so outside their allotted ~2.7M HNS, which they intend to hold.

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Namebase Registry -- Earn income selling subdomains on your TLD. With the beginning of name monetization, it's important to note that this is a custodial service offered by Namebase and participating registrars.

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.C Case Study -- Last week, the TLD .c broke a record and had 100+ registrations in a single day. Monday saw over 250 registrations. Clay Collins spoke to Namebase about the process of selling .c subdomains.

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HNS Fund -- The community development fund raised $64k in donations to support open source developers and creators in their mission to create a free and open internet on the dweb.

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How To Use ShakeDex -- Learn how to use Bob Wallet to list a TLD for auction on ShakeDex, the decentralized name exchange protocol

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Namer News -- The site is quickly becoming a community hub for Handshake development updates. Use your HNS name to sign in and contribute to the conversation.

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Flip.Flops -- A new free Handshake email service from Neel Yadav is now in beta. The service allows registration of username@flip.flops for a traditional email username experience on top of HNS.

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HandyCon -- The first ever Handshake conference is set for March 10-11. The lineup includes many early, visionary Handshake devs as well as David Vorick of Sia Skynet, Yuriy Dybskiy of Puma Browser and more.

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