Year Two In Handshake

  • Sia nameservers use Handshake
  • Filecoin and Arweave frontends use Handshake
  • Akash backends use Handshake
  • Sentinel VPN routers use Handshake
  • Ethereum registrars use Handshake
  • Any smart contract platform can use Handshake

Organic adoption takes time, but Handshake’s second year was marked with developments laying the groundwork for a truly decentralized ecosystem.

  1. Accessibility — New resolvers, browsers, and integrations make accessing Handshake domains easier than ever.
  2. Core Infrastructure — Client and wallet tooling saw new development and upgrades to secure, decentralize, and scale the network.
  3. Registrars — Handshake-native registrars go live as traditional registrars adopt Handshake.
  4. Developer Community — A growing developer community explores atomic name swaps, cross-chain compatibility, decentralized search, and more.

(1) Accessibility

(2) Core Infrastructure

(3) Registrars

(4) Experiments

  • Handshake core developers began the PR review club and added two new maintainers to the HNSD light client
  • The dWeb Foundation funded Namelayer, a Handshake mobile wallet and name manager, among other initiatives
  • ICANN started paying attention, acknowledging Handshake in a blog post on alternative namespace
  • Additional decentralized protocols work to interoperate with the Handshake root



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A publication on Handshake and the DWeb.