The Shake: Jan. 23, 2022
A publication on Handshake and the Decentralized Web.
This Week in Handshake
↳ XNHNS A discussion with developer Kiba Gateaux on the Cross Network Handshake protocol beta deployed on Polygon.
↳ Bob Desktop v0.9.0 This upgrade includes a major version bump to HSD v3.0.1. Please make sure your seed phrases are securely backed up before upgrade.
↳ WebTorrent WebTorrent/ was claimed by WebTorrent.io along with their 406k HNS reserved token allocation, the fifth largest claimed to date.
↳ Namecheap In continuing efforts to lean into Handshake, Namecheap is purchasing additional top level domains. The gap between registrar and TLD owner is collapsing…
↳ dWeb Foundation A year in review from the dWeb Foundation grants including Namelayer mobile wallet, HSD client maintenance, and global community development starting in Nigeria.
↳ Github A community effort to raise awareness to Github regarding their reserved Handshake domain .github
↳ Brave Browser Brave outlined items necessary for supporting Handshake. While there’s still much work to do before any integration, there’s agreement from Handshake community members and Brave leadership alike in the prioritization of trustlessness and security over trusted gateway in-browser solutions.
Daily Bids: 34k (1/21/2022)
Names Registered: 2.8M (+3% 7d)
Daily bids crossed 30,000 earlier this week as name registrations approach 3 million. Handshake has experienced this level of on-chain auction volume only once before, briefly in April 2021.
Network Hashrate: 15.3 PH/s
Hashrate again reached new highs, for the first time crossing 15 PH/s.
Namebase: 1.3M HNS
Resale trading is on the rise. Monthly secondary market volume is again over the 1M HNS mark with a week still left to go in January.
Around the DWeb
↳ Other Internet Tracking the rise of interest representation in Uniswap governance
↳ Hyperstructures Essay from Jacob Horne at Zora on crypto protocols that can run for free and forever, without maintenance, interruption or intermediaries
↳ Opera Ahead of the HNS integration, Opera Browser has unveiled its new Crypto Browser project including its own native crypto wallet
↳ Akash Deploy your app on Akash using Git push
↳ Osmosis The Cosmos decentralized exchange is launching support for Ethereum based assets
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