Handshake is an entirely community-run effort and while anyone can be a "Director of Handshake", we ask Namers in the Namer Community to reserve calling themselves Directors until they've already taken the lead on growing Handshake. If you’re leading an effort that’s directly contributing to the growth of Handshake, please take 5 minutes to fill out this form so your efforts can be recognized! If you'd like to help grow Handshake as a Director but aren't sure how to get started, check out for ideas. Creators are Directors who've built something that Namers can use their Handshake names with. Note: Click a Director's name to expand their bio.
NameRoleCity, countryHow are you directing?Link to effortsBackground/bioHow did you discover Handshake?Interests & hobbies
I created niami/ to help discover names
Web Explorer
A friend told me about it
I love to create things, learn new skills and be creative. If all three come together I forget time.
Created HNSsearch and keep developing it, adding more features, and collaborating with other members of the community. Trying to spread good vibes across social media and other platforms, and just talking to anyone interested in learning more about Handshake.
Studied Business IT and Aviation. Now working in IT, managing a team of 15 people.
Discovered it through research on crypto, more specifically dweb and web 3.0.
In my free time I like to program, work on personal projects, read, educate myself on various topics, and the most important, spend time with my lovely family.
Kharkiv, Ukraine
I create services for handshake and inspire others to do it!
CTO @, CEO @ I'm not afraid of cats.
Through the discord server of the SiaSkynet project
When I'm bored, I read articles about crypto. Sometimes I make cool software that helps others
Berlin, Germany
As a firm believer in the power of partnerships and ecosystems, I spread the word and promote the idea of Handshake by using my professional network in North America, Europe, and Asia. My focus is to contribute to creating a business ecosystem around Handshake. I regularly introduce Handshake and its active community to companies, entrepreneurs, and institutions that have the potential to build or connect products and services around Handshake. My goal is to create more use cases and make Handshake broadly accessible to everybody. Also, I regularly donate TLDs to contacts who have not yet heard about Handshake but will likely get excited about the idea once they own their first TLD.
I'm running my own management consultancy, Helping SaaS companies to grow and scale via partnerships (channel sales & ecosystems). Before that I was VP of Global Partnerships at Also I am a tech enthusiast (bought my first bitcoin in 2013).
Internet research, not sure, I think it was or one of Johnny's videos that popped up in Youtube.
Learning about tech, discovering new trends, traveling, audiobooks,...
Cambridge, USA
I enjoy compiling, analyzing, and sharing data regarding Handshake domain sale trends, primarily concerning TLDs. My goal with such blog/Discord/Twitter posts is to increase the availability of reliable HNS market intelligence, so that newcomers can more easily become oriented and so that active buyers/sellers can incorporate relevant market activity into their decision making. In conjunction with ShakeStats, I co-organized/-hosted two live auctions for IDN TLDs that set a new category sales record and raised funds for HNS development. Whenever possible, I seek to participate in, promote, and/or contribute to other community initiatives such as Flamingo and fundraiser auctions, and have been grateful to participate on panels at NamesCon, HandyCon and other community gatherings. In my philosophy of Handshake adoption, utility ultimately drives the ship, but my hope is that facilitation of market efficiency and reinvestment into development can at least help feed the engine room.
I live with my wife in the Boston area, where I'm from, and also spent about 15 years in Washington, DC. I have worked in commercial real estate since 2008, most recently focusing on portfolio management, sales/refinangings, and FP&A for a publicly-traded owner of healthcare real estate (senior housing, medical office, etc.) Earlier in my career, I focused on valuation and public-private partnerships. Recently I helped my company complete a large sale that had occupied much of my time for the last 1.5 years, and I decided to take the opportunity to refocus on what excites me the most: Handshake. So, for the time being, I am devoting myself full-time to HNS, with an emphasis on becoming more technically proficient and continuing to share market analysis with the community.
In mid-2020, I owned no crypto and had only a rudimentary understanding of the space. In the course of researching a Filecoin mining company, I first saw the term Web 3.0 and started to learn more. Ultimately, I came across a McKie tweet mentioning Handshake and bought some HNS, starting bidding on names soon after, and have been managing my obsession ever since.
Cooking, outdoors, sports, dogs, time with friends and family.
Costa Rica
I work to coordinate funding for open source projects and try to empower projects and individual contributors with my time as well.
I'm working on funding open-source development in Handshake with @Rooster/HandshakeJesus. I'm very excited to be focused on empowering the community to increase the robustness and resilience of Handshake through decentralization. I'm also very interested in understanding the value of Handshake names and working with others to improve their Handshake portfolios based on their goals (buying or selling).
I first learned about Handshake when it was announced by sci-hub that they would be getting a Handshake domain. I was surprised because I had been wanting something like it and here it was, already existing!
Permaculture / homesteading!
California, USA
Designing infographics to explain details of the Handshake. The dark purple ones are designed by me.
Web3 Product & Brand Designer
It was born in the room where I worked. Really.
Nashville, TN
buying into the token regularly, buying names for use, for gifting, and for speculative trading, educating community members about the technology, participating in community discussions, moderating chat channels to help them stay productive, spreading ideas about the future possibilities for this tech as well as issues that still need solutions, investigating and troubleshooting software configurations, making lowersballs offers on names, collecting kiba card battle TLDs, selling hodkiewiczkeelingandfeeney TLDs for 1hns more than I bought them, and occasionally hacking on code
Senior Software Engineer at a medtech startup.
hacker news posts most likely
video games, drawing, tinkering with electronics, reading across a lot of subjects, particularly science and technology
First I created hns.mempooler/ to allow non-custodial wallet owner to schedule their transactions. Afterwards, I built hns.nameboard/ to have a one-stop tool to search a name on multiple marketplaces (Namebase, Shakedex, Parked domains) and even allow non-custodial wallet owner to list their names directly on it while keeping custody of said names.
Software Engineer
An article on some cryptonews website back in February 2020
Playing lots of different games, sometimes even working on my own. A bit of reading (books or manga) & watching anime too.
Penang, Malaysia
I like to seek out new trends and have conversations over coffee. Specialities: Decentralization, Dentistry, Death.
Podcast about decentralization -
Rockport, Massachusetts
developing .encirca/. reselling second-level domains for other registries
Founder and president of EnCirca
Research as Chair of the Blockchain committee for the International Trademark Association.
drink coffee
L'H, Spain
I'm gifting names to friends and influencers. Creating Webs in Handshake domains. Twitch Tv Channel, talking about HAndshake and how it works. Translating to my native language the Learning Center. Contacting with Crypto communities and talk about Handshake.
I'm physical Therapist and Osteopath. I have been Faculty teacher and Postgraduate Director. Actually I'm freelance, father and I like technology, gaming and Handshake project
A friend talk wit me about Bitcoin and I begin trading, but in a specific moment I decide to be envolved in a specific project, I choose one and Handshake was perfect: experimental, in the beginning, a growing up community...
Reading, gaming, running, naming, playing with my son and my daughter, learning news skills, face news challenges.
Seattle, WA USA
Largely this is targeted gifting to influencers and helping to connect people in the legacy namespace with people inside the handshake community to get answers and understand this experimental project. Demonstrating handshake project maturity to existing ICANN namespace, answering questions about the ICANN/DNS system and helping with secure and stable interoperability.
Domains / DNS since 1991. Own ICANN Accredited Registrar and serve as Vice-Chair of Registrar / Registry Technical Operations Group, serve on Registrar Stakeholder Group Executive Committee. Maintain Mozilla Public Suffix List Can beatbox and juggle.
Khan Article when I was Exec Director of the Domain Name Association
Basement DJ
Campbell River, Canada
As I was early to the building of Namebase I was able in a simple way to assist with testing and advice for a number of the features that have been introduced. I now produce a podcast that interviews the community members that are building the future of Handshake.
I have been self employed most of my life except for a short 7 years when I took on a great corporate job in the airline industry. Even though I am of retirement age I have little interest in behaving like I should slow down as I'm still involved in building a business and contributing any way I can to my community. Fun fact; even though I am not a pilot when I worked in the airline business I was able to fly in the front seats of many aircraft either behind or next to the pilots, that was not even on my bucket list, life enjoys throwing surprises.
I came to Handshake through a podcast of an interview of Tieshun Roquerre. I cannot remember who it was that interviewed him but there was an offer to submit my email to receive updates about Handshake and Namebase, and so I emailed Tieshun. That was late 2018. I was so impressed with the goals and structure of the company that he and his partners were building on top of Handshake that I flew done to SF to meet with him and see who I was getting involved with and contributing my time to. It has been an amazing two years as Namebase was being developed. It is such a privilege to be connected with all of the people that are involved with Namebase and Handshake.
My wife and I travel a lot and are passionate about cycling and boating where ever we go.
Washington, DC., USA
I'm primarily raising awareness and gifting names. Just founded the Handshake Institute, an educational not for profit, and sponsored HandyCon.
Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Investor. Psychologist. Former stock broker (series 7) former trader and former stuntman. Worked many years with forensic population in jails/prisons and as a marketing consultant for the natural food industry. Was a member of the launch team for one of the earliest decentralized exchanges.
I wrote one of the founders this summer to see what he was up to and he said he was working on Handshake and gave me a link to the .org website.
I like to be in nature, in the woods or on the beach.
The Americas
The Reveal Wall Times is our ragtag rag, and so being its director is our bag... also Block and Digit Cyniper, St. Nick Domain Loan and Low Orbit HNS Cannon
Just another group of unknown dogs on the Internet trying to make something better, faster and available to everyone
The desperate public plea for help from the the Sci-Hub princess, of course!
This list is far smaller if you name something that is not an interest or hobby
I help with the growth and awareness of the handshake project, mainly through social media and the gift of domains to celebs.
Web/business consultant. Buying and Selling HNS domains since 2020
From a Tweet. i'm looking for this one :-) if i ever find it, i'll share it.
Making money - dWeb - Crypto - Bball/Tennis/Wellness - Cooking for fam/friends
Barna, Spain
Creating stuff
Javascript Developer; Youtuber (viewer); PS4 Player
Mail list: BrazilJS. I was eligible for the claim, which kept me bidding and thinking on creative ideas/products for Handshake
What you mean for fun? All I do is for fun! Isn't that the way?
San Francisco, USA
I currently head up marketing at Namebase! Most recently, that's meant building out systems to ensure that the second someone discovers Handshake, they're motivated to dive deeper. This has included everything from writing our developer documentation, to coordinating launches for dLinks, and Namer News, to manually recruiting people one-by-one to the Handshake ecosystem. With time, I'll begin shifting my focus to growing the number of people discovering Handshake in the first place. I can't wait for that time, as it will involve the entire community coming together to educate the new influx of Namers. I'm looking forward to growing Handshake with all of you!
Hello! I'm Jake, and I currently work at Namebase. I'm enthralled by the crypto space, was working an internship in Korea in 2017 through the ICO boom/bust, and have been following ever since. Before that, I worked at a film music studio, and spent my college years traveling as a part of the first class at Minerva Schools. Through Covid, I've learned to embrace my curly hair, actually start using conditioner, and have begun to value co-living a bit more.
I'd been looking for projects to contribute to in the crypto space, and DeFi just didn't seem it. I wanted to work on something in crypto, which I knew was a potentially world altering field, that wasn't solely dependent on people throwing lots of capital at a coin. When I came across Handshake, it was evident that this project had the strongest application of blockchain technology I've come across yet, and I knew it was where I wanted to spend my time.
I recently got back into videography. I made a few small docu-series when I was traveling pre-Covid, and just snagged a mirrorless Sony (looking for lens recommendations). Excited to get back behind a camera, will most likely start by helping a friend film some cooking content. Outside of that, I'm probably organizing a Spotify playlist, or out enjoying a meal and a bike ride in SF.
Hong Kong
In addition to being an active domain buyer and seed investing in both Handshake and Namebase, I have been at the forefront of pushing integrations with multiple browsers alongside other members of the community. I have also been a part of the team supporting long-term development of the protocol through a funding structure as well as finding ways to give a 'front door' to Handshake as a project.
Founder of Kenetic, blockchain/crypto investor, former art dealer
We invested in the seed round!
buy domains :-)
NB Staff
New York City, USA
I'm helping direct Handshake by encouraging newcomers to become Namers, and helping Namers become Directors. I'm doing the former by creating knowledge resources (e.g. the Learning Center) that make it easy to understand and get started with using Handshake names, and the latter by showcasing our existing Directors' efforts and by sharing more concrete ways Namers can contribute. On the side I help bid on names for friends and influencers to gift to them.
I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 as an Energy Engineer. I had the chance to take a year to backpack around Asia, after which I began working at Namebase! Fun facts: I speak Mandarin, I'm an Eagle scout, and am scuba certified!
I was giving a ride home to friend of a friend who I had just met (Andy) and shared that I was looking for a role that involved "talking a lot with people". He subsequently introduced me to Tieshun who at the time was hiring for a community manager, and the rest is history. Prior to this, I had absolutely zero interest in the blockchain space and even less in DNS but after realizing Handshake made it possible for me to own the entire URL instead of just a subdomain, I sold all of my Tesla and Nio stock and now live and breath HNS!
Basketball, snowboarding, scub diving, tai chi
Santa Barbara, USA
Well I talk about it daily and bought all my friends names as tlds. I have also built some static sites , and I manage the official hnsmemes/ website.
Hi! I’m JoSo I have been in fintech industry for the past decade building and scaling teams. Love sushi, technology , and Alex Caruso ( the goat)
I have been a crypto geek for a long time and discovered it one day researching new projects
Build things, paint things, break things and long walks on the beach
Yokohama, Japan
I built the shake shoutout, shake supply, nb shoutout, shake sites and shake split Twitter bots. I also built the bot.js webpage.
I'm a computer science teacher and technology manager at a school in Yokohama. I'm doing something I love in one of the best cities on the planet; I'm very happy. I've lived in Japan for almost half of my life and moving here was the best decision I've ever made. If you're in your twenties I encourage you to move overseas for a couple of years. Get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and become independent. It's the best thing you'll ever do.
Eric ( was tweeting a lot about Handshake and Sia back in February 2020. One of his tweets caught my attention.
Programming, web technology, reading, DIY and raising my two daughters!
United States
I am currently co-developing SLDBase and the name faucet with RunDavidMC/ for easy domain staking and gifting respectively. I also have some other plans for Handshake-related apps that are still in development!
I am currently a student, but I do some coding on the side as a way to improve and learn. I always love a good coding project!
I was introduced to Handshake by RunDavidMC/ and have been developing applications for Handshake with him ever since!
I like to code, mess with various Linux distros, setup servers, and play Factorio!
Running Handshake Development Fund and porting HNS domains to Ethereum
cryptoanarchist & lazy boi. I like to have fun and change the world
Got paid in HNS for a random freelance job
Degen trading, traveling, techno clubbing, trolling
Wisconsin, USA
Twitter engagement, Handshake Weekly host on Clubhouse, direct outreach, general content creator, & proselytizer.
Sales & Service background in Finance, Government, & Insurance.
Fascinated by Social Sciences & Crypto. Avid reader, fitness enthusiast, and lifelong learner.
Philadelphia, USA
Working at Impervious - we started the first truly decentralized TLD at
First heard of it from Hacker News, and then spoke to Tieshun about it at NamesCon 2020
Play chess
Cedar Rapids, USA
Email via HNS domains.
Student; economics undergrad. Crypto artist. Existential nihilist.
Social media.
Ask the 2019 version of me.
Malmö, Sweden
Maintaining I also sometimes think about how it'd be possible to do HNS on ETH.
I'm working full-time on a crypto project - I was previously a math student and a software developer at an agency in Sweden.
From Eric Meltzer tweeting it.
In my free time I enjoy fashion, progress studies, anime, homotopy type theory, reading non-fiction, design and sometimes video games.
Austin, Texas
Business Development, Education, Marketing. Establishing .tx as the domain for Texas, organizing meetups, joining tech/blockchain associations, meeting with tech companies and platforms to discuss incorporating HNS, gifting HNS names, speaking at high-profile events on HNS and .tx.
Founder of Hey tx, which is the custodian of .tx and other premium HNS domains. Before that, I was involved with Customer Success, Sales, Management, and Operations at real estate tech startups.
I was involved with another Internet blockchain project, and heard about HNS. While ambitious, HNS seemed to have a decent chance of actual adoption.
HNS, freedom, nature, real estate
Hamilton, Canada
Sharing Handshake news. - Developed a portfolio site and a simple site illustrating the beauty of combining domain+TLD keywords. - Contributed tutorials on how to set up a basic site using a Handshake domain.
Wireline communications expert for almost two decades, and domain investor since 2011. Fun Fact: Until the advent of mobile, there was an average of almost 90 million voice calls made via telephones in Canada...every 24 hours!
The light came through a domaining forum called Namepros.
Advocating great domain name usage. Slalom on the water. Avocados, sugar cane and milkshakes.
Cupertino, CA
I think I'm slowly becoming an evangelist, whilst also drumming up anticipation for my own efforts. It's slow going but progress is steady.
I taught myself web development out of frustration during the economic recession of 2008. My last name has (probably) helped me get web work.
I'm still trying to figure that out. Maybe Handshake discovered ME.
I'm usually playing Fortnite, or wishing I was playing a new Deus Ex, Watch Dogs, or Megaman Battle Network game. When I'm not gaming I'm coding/designing. I find joy in the creation process.
Atlanta, USA
Created so people can easily access a list of Handshake resources. Also gifting names
Currently a college student full time. My hobbies include gaming and going for long walks to the fridge. I'm a chill frog.
I kept seeing Steven McKie tweet about it on Twitter. I decided to look into it and have been loving the community and project ever since.
On my free time I enjoy playing online poker and shitposting+browsing forums, Twitter, and discord.
Zurich, Switzerland
I started to put together a list with web/crypto/dweb/domain related Events and will also start curating Guides for the use of Handshake.
I have deep interests in Tech, Photography & Filmmaking and I love to blay basketball
Well, I wonderd how/what these things are after dot and how to get them. The Icann fee was to say the least "a bit to high" and soon enough, I stumbled upon handshake and fell in love :)
basketball, photography, games & ski
OHhhhhhhHHHHhhh.... I like to review pull requests to hsd and help developers get their Handshake projects off the ground.
I was hired by in 2018 to work on bcoin, and Handshake became my new friend.
I like jammin: (HNS website coming soon...)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I created the Facebook page and do ny best to spread the word; I helped creating the W3C spec group; Developed an AI to help newcomers; Became a Memelord 😁
solo dev of foda.raf/
As a beta tester during the airdrops development
I love games, math and coding
Building software that supports and encourages the use of Handshake domains
Developer (Dart, Flutter), working on multiple open-source web3 projects
On Hacker News
Building software :)
Bangalore, India
Made hs-airdrop-gui (GUI for claiming airdrops), http://dnssec.rithvik/ for debugging DNSSEC for handshake names, spreading awareness and gifting names
Student, CS undergrad.
Explore tech, create random stuff, gaming
Lisbon, Portugal
Investing in HNS names, contributing to the community through knowledge, speaking, social media & consulting and engaging with folks who are building in the space, including making angel investments.
Andrew Rosener is the founder & CEO of DomainX, LLC (, the World’s #1 Domain Broker. Since 2007 Rosener has personally assisted in the purchase & sale of well into the 9 figures in dollar sales of domain names for both startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, including the sale of to Amazon, to ZOOM and to Elon Musk!, the global leader in third party online escrow services, which controls over 90% of the domain name aftermarket for such services, has recognized Andrew and his companies as the #1 or #2 Domain Broker in the World since 2014 when they began the Award. Andrew has also been inducted to the Domain Name Hall of Fame, by the TRAFFIC Domain Name Conference as well as Domain Name Broker of the Year by a variety of organizations over the last decade. Andrew is a pioneer in domain valuation methodology & has created a formula for establishing the objective value of a domain which the industry named “The Rosener Equation”. To this day, it is believed that this is not only the foundation of nearly every utilized valuation model in the domain name industry today, but also the only model which has been accepted and utilized in US Federal & State courts as well as by the IRS. You can read more at!
Let's just say I have my finger on the pulse of the domain industry!
Food, Wine, Travel, Ethnobotany & Farming!
USA & Asia
I interface with industry analysts, press and influencers. Provide media relations strategy for Handshake.
I've worked in tech public relations in San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Fun fact: I've hacked at the Berlin Wall and stood on the Great Wall.
Saw an interview with Mike Carson.
International travel, ideally by motorcycle or bicycle.
Destin, Florida, USA
I'm constantly developing and maintaining to help give free names to new users! I'm also starting work on a new project to help cease sniping.
Hi! I am a young developer, and always love encountering new things. I've been interested in crypto as long as I can remember, and when I saw the Handshake protocol I was hooked. I spent the next few days reading the whitepaper and things on the Namebase Learning Center, and I'd say I'm nearly an expert now. I transferred some Bitcoin to Namebase, and started bidding! I joined the Discord server, and saw that there were ~3 people daily asking for free names, and I wanted to help. I spent the next day or so looking over the API and working out some logistics, then I spent the next few days building my faucet (! Unofortunately I didn't have many names, and then a spammer ate them all up. I implemented a spam protection system and was constantly improving my faucet. I was considering taking it down, as all my random faucet names were getting sniped, and I didn't have many left. Then, our amazing community started donating over 700 names, and it was a saving grace. I've been hooked on this protocol, improving my faucet, and interacting with my community! I'm also starting to work on another project to help cease sniping a bit, more details coming soon...
I found the HNS toggle on Namecheap.
I love running, developing, and exploring new things!
Gurgaon, India
I am helping publicize Handshake and build related services with a special focus primarily on India, Russia and Parts of Asia.
Marketing Consultant, Ad film Producer, Digital marketing and HNS Evangelist.
Online while looking for promising altcoins i stumbled upon an article on HNS.
Love reading books, Martial Arts, Chess, Music, Travelling, Hobby Coding, Wordpress, Domains, Technology etc.
Gifting Names, Discussing Handshake on Clubhouse
Investor, Domain Investor, NFT Artist
From a Friend
Mountain Biking / Climbing
Stillwater, OK, USA
I wrote a start-to-finish tutorial on how to host a secure Handshake website, available at and https://sebastian.rasor/handshake-tutorial.html. I also made it easy to verify your website's DANE setup, with https://sebastian.rasor/dane-verify/sebastian.rasor. Simply replace the sebastian.rasor at the end with your own Handshake website.
I'm a computer science student at Oklahoma State University.
I wanted to own rasor/, or ras.or/. I looked at OpenNIC and wasn't satisfied, so I checked out the Wikipedia page on Alternative DNS roots, from there I checked out Handshake, and now here I am!
I'm an huge sports fan: soccer, basketball, and football are my favorites.
Stockholm, Sweden
I'm here to help anyone with design or UX-related issues — want to build something but not sure how it should look? I can help! Check out one of my Handshake designs at review.handshake/.
Freelance Product & UX Designer. Blockchain nerd since end of 2017. Love this space and all cool projects. Love hiking, working out, doing Yin Yoga for stress relief. Hanging at the country side. Grilling
Jumped straight into HNS sometime March 2020 just because the idea is so awesome. Learnt how to bid, won some auctions and then made it my daily routine to check upcoming names
Making cool stuff involving handshake.
Full Stack (LAMP) Developer
Through Andrew Lee (PIA) talking about it nonstop.
Code stuff?
Shenyang, China
creating youtube videos and blogs on integrating it into the cross border community we maintain, encouraging others to build, not squat.
SkyInclude is a service to help post legacy websites to handshake. Michael is an American social media, e-commerce, and SEO Specialist that has lived in China since late 2007. He is a passionate business connector that helps companies do business in China as well as Chinese companies to work in overseas markets. He built the cross border e-commerce community GFA is a platform to help cross border business owners learn, network, make business partnerships, and grow global businesses.
Domain investing friend, Chris Moore, told me about it in Late Oct 2020, gifted me skyinclude, haven't been the same since (or looked back)
long walks on the beach (no, seriously!) - well besides that, reading, creating content, making connections
I curate Handshake news, tech, and stats.
I run ops for an investment company. I run a weekly Handshake newsletter called The Shake. I also run triathlons.
Crypto Twitter
Into soul music, yoga, and cooking.
San Francisco, USA
CEO at Namebase, discussing Handshake on podcasts, building tools to make Handshake more powerful
Tieshun is a Thiel Fellow who studied Math and Computer Science at MIT before starting Namebase. Previously at the age of 16 he became a fullstack engineer at Teespring, and at the age of 17 he founded StrongIntro which was funded by Y Combinator and Greg Brockman (founder of OpenAI). Tieshun's mission is help transition the world to the decentralized internet.
Eric Meltzer shared the Handshake whitepaper with Anthony and me
Read, listen to podcasts, help startup founders, explore new technologies.
Boynton Beach USA
Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and overall presence, I saw so many easy fixes with Namebase that would go a long way, and to compete with places putting some heavy investment into decentralized domains such as unstoppable domains. Also hope soon to dabble and help with some other projects such as Hmail, and want to build some sites on Handshake using Sinpapeles/Skynet etc.
I run a digital marketing agency doing SEO/Search Ads/Social Ads. Dad & Husband to a wonderful girl and woman. Probably the coolest professional part of my career: I've worked with Jordan Belfort and got him #1 for 'business coaching' on Google in 2009-10, took a testimonial over the phone for his website from Leo Dicaprio. I still have the WordPress website saved locally. Got to go backstage of fox studios and eat actors buffets while they were recording 'How I met your mother.' The funniest part is though I watch virtually no TV. I used to be a big gamer in the Starcraft/Brood War circuit. "Pro" had a different meaning back then because there was no money in it in the 2000's. Worked with Wix, Verizon, and a bunch of other Fortune 50s, but the primary customers for my business are SMBs.
I was asked this recently and I had no answer. My only guess is via Twitter somewhere through the Defi crowd. I got killed during the Harvest hack of last year and I am probably the worst at trading stocks/crypto overall (with my own money, but had given some great advice), so I was looking for something new.
I like Bass Fishing and Skiing. Honestly, I'm kinda boring here. I hang out with my family. I like Chess too and used to be 2400 back in grade school. One of those magnetic computerized boards where the computer told you where to move its' pieces, that's how I got good. I also mine ETH (for now) as a hobby and learn about crypto projects.
Seattle, USA
Currently working on 3 projects - gonedaddy (an anonymous Handshake registrar), demail (Handshake email), and wallet (free wallets for all that can use names to send/receive crypto).
I've been involved in blockchain projects for the last five years, after working for the U.S. government in the IT field for many years. I've held a TS clearance and got my first bitcoin in 2011. You can connect with me on linkedin - search for "Scott Florcsk". I've made many connections over the years in the private DeFi sector as well as FinCen and the NSA in Ft. Meade. I'm very in the loop with all of the government's cryptocurrency-related activities. Now I invest in DeFi projects and lead a development team that builds out DeFi project infrastructure. Anti-censorship is my passion.
Looking for a censorship-resistant domain naming system. Unstoppable Domains is just a poor man's version of ICANN. Handshake is the REAL unstoppable naming system.
I'm building my own house which is a concrete monolithic dome.
New York City area, US
Contribute to The Shake (news.theshake/) Building Stagger (StumbleUpon for Handshake sites) Wrote guides for buying names and setting up Handshake names for GitHub Pages
I work in digital and content marketing for data and blockchain companies. First tried to buy bitcoin in 2012 to get gear for Diablo II.
Someone I've known in the crypto space for a long time told me to check it out. His advice has always been on point. Read the whitepaper and didn't need further convincing.
Read, code, make hot sauce.
Washington, D.C., USA
I'm experimenting with building a bridge between web2 and web3 via "Handshake on Ethereum", with the goal of minting Handshake names as NFTs and adding features such as "passwordless auth via dns", domain marketplaces, and domain management for all of Ethereum. I've also onboarded many of my friends into Handshake by notifying them of the airdrop for prominent GitHub users.. I work in tech and know quite a few open source contributors.
I'm a community game designer for Hack Club (, a non-profit that Hack Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is building an "operating system for teenage tech enthusiasts". We handle finances for student-run hacker clubs around the world, help organize community events, and many other things that help young hackers learn tech skills with each other. I can hold my breath for over two minutes. I'm endorsed on LinkedIn for having "Really Cool Pants" a lot.
A long time ago, I met Tieshun (Namebase CEO) at one of my DJ sets. One day I was trying to navigate to Namecheap and my browser accidentally went to Namebase instead, where I discovered the HNS airdrop on my dashboard. I looked into who was building Namebase and saw that it was Tieshun and connected with him and his co-founder, Anthony. I ended up building the auction status timeline graphic for Namebase's website, as well as some of the domain search functionality.
I play guitar and DJ (@zfogg on SoundCloud and Audius), make generative art with code and LEDs and lasers, and try to stay up-to-date with decentralized tech.
Bratislava, Slovakia
wanted to know more about HNS TLDs and websites, so I created crawler, then the frontend named:
Software and internet protocol alchemist.
on some sub-comment of
San Francisco, USA
Puma is the first mobile browser to natively support HNS 🎉 Tweeting, talking a lot about it – community has been so amazing!
Founder of Puma - experimental Web3 browser. Private by design. Previously: On Deck, Berkeley Blockchain, Lyft, Facebook (Parse), Meteor (YC S11), Cloudant (YC S08). Grew up in 🇺🇦🇯🇵🇨🇦 Wrote a math paper once 📄
Tieshun + GitHub airdrop
Enjoy tennis, park walks and gaming more since lockdown 🎾👾🍵♟🎮