Anti-copyright project Sci-Hub briefly joined Handshake distributed domain system but left unhappy about the level of decentralization.www.coindesk.com
Handshake Exchange Sees $10M in Token Trades as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up - CoinDeskDuring the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?www.coindesk.com
“With Handshake you own it directly with a private key, the way you own bitcoin with a private key,” said HNS user Matthew Zipkin, who built the reference site easyhandshake.com. “As long as you keep that key secure, no one is taking that name from you. … There’s a lot of money and corruption and centralization. The namespace is dominated by ICANN.”
Obama pawned off the ICANN organization in 2016. I still don't fully understand the implications, I suppose ICANN could suspend name assignments to any IP address they wish? Then we would be forced to connect using the numerical IP rather than a named domain?