Conflict and Resolution
One answer to conflict amongst crypto projects is to keep building. As of this week, Handshake resolution is now enabled on the Opera Crypto browser for Android. By our count, that’s five browsers. Slowly but surely, a range of browsers and VPNs are supporting Handshake resolution.
What comes first, websites or resolution, is Handshake’s chicken-and-egg dilemma. Handshake website development is incentivized by ease of resolution. And Handshake resolution from browser or VPNs is incentivized by the quantity or quality of existing website content. In reality, it’s an emergent dance between the two as Handshake sites and resolvers gradually come online over time.
So as the Handshake community would like to see browser integration like Opera evolve from resolution towards more robust light client models, greater domain adoption through distribution mechanisms like programmable registries is one way to incentivize that.
This Week in Handshake
Programmable Registries New customizable Impervious Registry features released this week include: reserved names for unique addresses, premium pricing for unique names, and secondary market royalties.
IDS ICANN will be hosting a meeting in November about the decentralization of TLDs. The point of discussion is about ways to minimize attack vectors regarding registry centralization risk.
Namebase Stefan, the creator of the Niami block explorer, has joined the Namebase team.
HNS 101 NamesCon 2022 recording of Matthew Zipkin’s overview of the Handshake protocol.
TheShake/Stats Did you know that Handshake transaction volume reached an all-time high last month? A new round of updates to The Shake’s data portal are live.
Handshake Director Highlights — No. 1
Creator of Neuenet, Paul talks about why he’s drawn to Handshake and his journey building technology to launch his own HNS registry.
Around the DWeb
A thread on the slow decline of self-hosted email.
📈 By The Numbers
🌎 HNS Nodes
Sep 11, 2022
Summary of 844 IPs (Finland 30%, United States 28%, UK 11%)