CoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights
Steven McKie on Why We need to Decentralize the Domain Name System - Ep. 9
Apr 7, 2020 · 43 min
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In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Steven McKie, Founding Partner and CEO of Amentum Investment Management. Bobby interviewed Steven on the story behind Handshake, its structure, as well as its plans for Handshake in the next few years.

[00:00:02] Intro
[00:01:15] What is Handshake?
[00:09:00] Handshake’s structure
[00:14:20] How is Handshake different from Namecoin?
[00:18:24] How does Handshake compare against .crypto and .eth?
[00:23:40] How will Handshake TLD work if there is collission?
[00:27:45] Handshake’s plans to work with browsers
[00:34:00] Stats on domain name auction
[00:40:35] Where to follow Handshake?

Quotes from the episode:

“We're just focused on doing one thing, doing it really well and making it scaleable enough to handle that use case and to be able to just out of the gate have something for people to actually use that could be integrated in a multiple different aspects and with different purity trade off.” [00:05:15]

“So whether it’s Chinese, whether it's in English, whether it's in Spanish, whether it's Russian, no matter the translation, you can register that name on the blockchain, and we will recognize that character as your unique TLD.” [00:25:05]

“Handshake has grown pretty quickly. So I say you give it another two or three months, we'll probably see a handful of different ways that you can quickly get up and running with Handshake,” [00:33:20]


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