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The Shake: June 12, 2022
A publication on Handshake and the DWeb. Towards a New Internet.
Handshake, by the numbers
Towards a More Humane Internet
In considering the creation of a New Internet that’s more humane, that rejects manipulative social media algorithms and data surveillance, the answer lies not just in new technology but new culture.
Cryptonetworks like Handshake have a social layer. We are Handshake. And we can tell new stories of sovereignty, of dignity, of localism.
An excerpt from the most recent Epsilon Theory note, Being Human in a LARPing World:
Just like Alexander, we will cut through the knot by creating a new set of terms, external to the game we have been told to play, and in so doing we will solve the unsolvable-on-its-own-terms Forever War + Phony War of modern American politics.
Not with a sword, but with a shared spirit of human autonomy and dignity.
The cure … is not to be found in reform laws …, but in reform ideas around culture, ideas that create a new dimension of American society that rejects LARPing and LARPers alike.
What are these ideas? The ideas of being human.
The ideas of Make / Protect / Teach.
This Week in Handshake
¹ Name Expiry Alarm Python-based notification system and interface for Handshake name expiries, by Nathan Woodburn
² Anchor A minimalist smart contract implementation for linking HNS names to IPFS content, by Noxturnix. Anchor uses Ethereum and the EIP-1185 standard for DNS records without deploying a full ENS fork.
³ Niami <> HIP-10 List your Handshake names on Niami by setting a root zone TXT record in the following format:
listing price=HNS 100;url=https://yourwebsite
⁴ Sovereign Frontends This week, The Shake configured several new Handshake websites intended to be gifted to various crypto communities:
Full Calendar curated by GetDWeb + Friends. There’s an email address for submissions if Handshake community members would like to suggest an event to be listed.
Handshake nodes around the globe
Around the DWeb
Sia passed 3000 TB of used cloud storage this week
Permacast Podcast service permanently stored on Arweave announced token incentives for uploads
Brew is a non-custodial wallet on Polygon that lets you earn interest using DeFi protocols like Aave and Balancer via a single click.
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