The Shake: Aug. 9, 2021

A weekly recap on the Handshake protocol and ecosystem

Community / Tech / Stats

Forever Domains The Impervious team has helped implement a new breed of decentralized names that leverage Handshake top level domains and Ethereum subdomains. .Forever is a top-level domain in the Handshake root zone. It has no owner (there is no private key) and it will permanently delegate DNS authority to a nameserver running on Ethereum. These domains can be trustlessly resolved using the fingertip light client. And you can see listed subdomains on the NFT marketplace OpenSea.

Neunet A new Handshake registry is in the works and, leading by example, will emphasize resolution of its name on Handshake.

IPFS Desktop A desktop app for IPFS on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The Shake We’ve updated our resource page with new Getting Started guides.

Community / Tech / Stats

Sinpapeles now implements HIP-0002: well known directory for wallets address. Since Handshake is all about owning domains, we could use them as alias to our wallet addresses.

HNSsearch The Handshake search engine is set to launch a new indexer, LINDA, at the end of Q3

FxWallet A mobile wallet for $HNS and Handshake domains names. Please use caution when testing new wallets.

HandyHost Tentative launch late Q3.

Community / Tech / Stats

HNS burned jumps 7% on the week
Total Names Opened: 1.68M (+3% 7d)
Total HNS Burned: 22.85M HNS (+7% 7d)

ShakeDex secondary auctions pick up
Total Auctions: 1,222
Completed Auctions: 215

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