Handshake, one of the more original crypto projects to have spawned during the ICO era, has completed its long-awaited launch. The decentralized domains registrar, founded by MIT engineers, has spent the last year in stealth mode but is now opening up to the general public. The Handshake protocol, coupled with the Namebase registrar, enables users to search and bid on domain names in a transparent manner. In the coming weeks, hundreds of coveted top level domains such as /source and /dining will go up for auction, prompting a bidding war.

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Handshake Mainnet Goes Live, Decentralized DNS Arrives

Handshake has gone live, with its genesis block encoded into BTC block 615817, and the first trades involving Handshake coins (HNS) on the books of Namebase exchange. The decentralized, permissionless Handshake protocol enables users to buy and sell DNS names via Namebase, a domain registrar and crypto exchange. Recently, the Internet Corporation for…

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