The Shake: Aug. 29, 2021

A weekly recap on the Handshake protocol and ecosystem

Community / Tech / Stats

dWeb Foundation The first grant from the dWeb Foundation was given to Nodari Chkuaselidze for Handshake daemon (HSD) development and maintenance.

Browsers3000 Recordings from the virtual Web3 event hosted by IPFS are now online. Watch Tieshun from Namebase discuss Handshake and decentralizing the internet’s root zone.

Root commons The address that mined the genesis block has become a commons with its mnemonic key publicly available and permanently on the decentralized web on Sia (1, 2, 3), Arweave, and IPFS (1, 2, 3).

Namebase Power search tools are coming to the Namebase marketplace.

Blockchain at Berkley RSVP for a meetup hosted by CalBerkley on Sept 1st.

Community / Tech / Stats

LINDA The Handshake search engine, HNSsearch, is developing an indexer named LINDA to crawl the newly forming decentralized web. One way of helping LINDA index your websites properly is to provide a sitemap and have a robots.txt file. For more information on how to do so, start here.

Name Claims
Handshake serves as an extension of DNS, rather than a replacement. Top level domains for the top 100k domain names are reserved for their respective owners. Reserved name claims are coming to Bob Wallet. Local DNSSEC signing, air-gapped signing, HSM signing with PKCS11 and Ledger hardware wallets are all supported.

Community / Tech / Stats

Hashrate: 7.5 PH/s
In August, network hashrate has recovered to near all time highs.

Names Opened: 1.77M (+1% 7d)

Names Registered in August: 148,415
HNS has sustained six figure name registrations each of the last eight months.

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