A Running Start
2023 kicks off with HNSD V2, a new mobile resolver, a new mining pool, and more.
🤝 What’s Shaking?
This Week in Handshake
→ HNSD V2 Major changes to the Handshake SPV resolver include checkpoints for faster syncing and a Hesiod API for querying metadata. A big shout out to Matthew Zipkin for his hard work on this release.
→ Safari. Chrome. Brave. Opera. Turn any mobile browser into a Handshake browser with HNSNS, a new iOS resolver app from Eskimo. If Beacon Browser has given you trouble on mobile, try this resolver.
→ Antpool has launched a HNS mining pool alongside Bitmain’s new Handshake ASIC miner release.
→ Varo API lets you interact with Varo’s hosting and domain registry without using the website. You can get your key from the settings page and find API docs in the site menu.
→ Excerpt now lets you post links to your page alongside blogs posts. Share interesting articles you read, construct a personal link tree, it's really up to you.
→ Batch export names from Namebase into self custody with this transfer tool.
→ Impervious Registry Protocol now supports custom metadata so you can do things like this from .RECORDS….
→ .RECORDS now features music inside the metadata of its domains, curated by the registry. If you own a .RECORDS domain, open your Ethereum wallet to listen to the first featured track — Hyacinth by AbJo. Otherwise, listen on sites that render NFT metadata like OpenSea.
📈 By The Numbers
December closed the year with all-time highs in monthly network bids (1M) and Namebase marketplace resales (4.2M HNS).
Visualize Handshake covenants, the smart contract-like functions that operate the network’s auction and name management systems.
Open source free book website has been seized. Your regular reminder that DNS is a centralized state-controlled system.
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