On Dev Community
The post-acquisition Namebase 2.0 team has a new, but familiar look. A wave of community developer hires the last week or so include Stefan (Creator of the Niami block explorer), Nodari Chkuselidze (HSD core contributor and bcoin developer), and Fernando Falci (Creator of the Sinpapeles name hosting platform). It’s great to see these developers who’ve volunteered their time and talents the last several years be rewarded for their efforts.
The hires bode well for Namebase and Handshake, alike. Namebase is able to onboard competent and well-known developers to support their next phase of growth. Meanwhile, Handshake is able to retain developers who, for the first time, are fully employed to build and contribute to the Handshake protocol.
In many cases, blockchain projects that began flush with VC funding to bootstrap developer communities are now struggling to retain talent as markets recalibrate and funding dries up. Only when the tide goes out that do you discover who's developer community is sustainable.
Handshake’s story is the inverse. Without the central coordination of a foundation or large venture capital dollars, it has taken the Handshake community time to self-organize a developer community. Informal grants programs like HandyGrants helped bridge the gap. And now, less than three years in, there’s several talented groups actively funding and contributing to core development including Namebase, Impervious, Bob Wallet, and founder Chris (JJ) Jeffrey.
🤝 What’s Shaking
This Week in Handshake
Stateless DANE Clients A mainstream browser-friendly model for implementing Handshake and DANE proposed by Buffrr offers a path towards adoption from larger browsers like Brave. The implementation is intended to store minimal state, verify certificates without lookups, and generally be simpler and faster.
.Contract The popular domain extension has finalized TRANSFER to become the 36th ownerless and fully decentralized TLD issuing subdomains on the Impervious Registry.
Certy Handshake domain security made simple, Certy generates SSL certificates and TLSA records locally in browser.
Handshake Director Highlights — No. 2
Creator of HandyCon, Flamingo Handshake auctions, and SkyInclude talks about what draws him to the HNS community.
🌐 Around the DWeb
Portrait.gg A no-code IPFS website builder coming soon.
📈 By The Numbers
🌎 HNS Nodes
Sep 18, 2022
Summary of 650 IPs (Finland 42%, United States 25%, UK 9%)