The Shake: Apr. 4, 2021
The Shake is your weekly recap of the Handshake ecosystem and protocol.
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Fleek. Add custom HNS domains for building decentralized sites and apps on Fleek as quick as it is to set up DNS.
HNS Fund. Community development fund raised $64k in donations to support open source developers and creators in their mission to create a free and open internet on the dweb.
Punycode. You can now browse both IDNA (browser-compliant) and alt punycode $HNS names in the Namebase Marketplace.
Around the Coin Podcast. Matthew Zipkin gives a high level overview of DNS, SSL, their central authority figures, and how Handshake can disrupt and expand the system.
Audius Playlists. Weird City Records set up a Handshake name for Audius playlists and is “looking to turning it into a link shortener service for fellow Audius curators.”
Yats vs. HNS. A lesson in DNS and decentralization.
Inflation Bug. Last week, HNS developers discovered an inflation bug in the HNS protocols. It was never exploited. The bug was patched and a “covert soft fork” was deployed to miners. Read the disclosure and please update your hsd full nodes to v.2.4.0 ASAP.
ShakeDex.The first governance proposal for a community burn describes a fee model for ShakeDex in which users must burn HNS in order to list their names on ShakeDex Web.
HMail. Receive emails from standard DNS mailservers. It works like this: firstname.lastname@example.org → user@tld. In the future, Hmail will automatically set the reply-to header to this address when sending to a mailserver that doesn’t resolve Handshake names.
HDNS. The Handshake DNS resolver that publicly launched last week already served its 100 millionth DNS query. It takes just a couple minutes to update your settings and access Handshake from any browser.
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