The Return of Bob
Bob Extension is back!
Part wallet, part name manager, part resolver — the browser extension for the non-custodial Handshake wallet is back in the Chrome web store. This is Bob Desktop’s lighter weight companion wallet (Bobby?).
The browser extension enables your Handshake wallet to easily connect to apps like Niami for auction bidding or HNS Chat for name verification. Building Handshake apps with a “Connect Wallet” experience akin to Ethereum becomes simpler with a wallet (and resolver!) conveniently tucked into your browser.
For privacy, you can replace the extension’s default RPC with your own full node. Because the Handshake community is familiar with running their own full nodes via Bob Desktop, and those nodes are relatively light with tree compaction (~1 GB), this setup is not just a theoretically alternative. We can, in fact, have trust-minimization and convenience.
Spheron calls themselves the Vercel of decentralized protocols. The platform makes it easy to upload sites to various storage networks (including Arweave, IPFS, and Skynet) as well as connect Handshake domains to those deployments.
🤝 What’s Shaking
This Week in Handshake
Namebase Update The two hot wallets with sync issues are now back online and working through the backlog of transactions. An audit is underway on all affected auctions and transactions with refunds to be automatically issued once complete.
Goldshell New Handshake ASIC miners will be released soon
Impervious New TLD drops this week include .nycity, .fucks, .perma, and .mua bringing the total count of top-level domains up to 53.
Bitstack For an Infura-esque solution for running full nodes, Bitstack supports Handshake.
📈 By The Numbers
637k transactions in September is an all-time high in monthly transactions for the Handshake network.
🌎 HNS Nodes
Oct 2, 2022
Summary of 464 IPs (Finland 41%, United States 25%, Germany 5%)
📅 DWeb Events
IPFS Camp Oct 28-30
ETH Lisbon Oct 28-30
📚 Resource Center
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