HandyCon Recap & More
March Updates: HNS.ID Teaser, ShakeNodes, Filecoin Virtual Machine, and NNS V2.
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That’s a Wrap
The third annual three-day Handshake conference, HandyCon, wrapped last week.
HNS.ID Registry Teaser
Last week, Namebase presented a flurry of updates on Day 3 of HandyCon including a marketplace revamp, a better fiat-to-$HNS onramp, and HNS.ID — the upcoming decentralized registry. We learned how the HNS.ID registry will offer non-custodial domains where you can set DNS records, wallet addresses, and other profile features.
Ethereum wallet addressing is a highly desired but tricky use case to implement for new registries. To accomplish this, a gateway resolver will enable HNS.ID to piggyback on ENS’s wallet integrations by appending an extension to its domains. For example, theshake.hns can be a fully functional domain name on Handshake while theshake.hns.id can be used for onchain identity across Ethereum wallets and sites.
Expect this trend of ENS gateway resolvers to continue as more bespoke registries arise. Communities want to own and operate independent namespaces while leveraging existing infrastructure for seamless Ethereum wallet naming support.
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Filecoin Virtual Machine
The Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) unlocks a universe of use cases, such as DeFi primitives (e.g. lending markets) and data monetization apps.
FVM brings smart contracts into the Filecoin blockchain. This introduces user programmability around Filecoin services such as storage, retrievals and compute over data.
Read more here.
Nouns Name Service
Nouns Name Service is upgrading with NNS V2.
Learn about NNS, how it started, and the namespace’s plans to anchor in Handshake here in their HandyCon session.
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