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About Handshake

Handshake is a permissionless and decentralized naming protocol that enables people to agree on names and cryptographic keys of networks. The official website of Handshake claims that names on the internet rely on centralized actors with complete control over a system. This makes the system vulnerable to hacking, corruption, and censorship. Therefore, Handshake aims to establish new ways of validating the peer-to-peer systems by the network's participants making the internet more resilient, secure, and socially beneficial.  

Internet services have become more centralized and do not fulfill the original decentralized vision of the internet. Centralization of the internet services became essential to manage Sybil attacks and spam. Sybil attacks refer to a security threat on an online system, whereby individuals take control of a network by creating several accounts, computers, or nodes. However, to prevent the loopholes of centralization, internet services can prevent Sybil attacks if built on a decentralized system. A decentralized system eliminates the presence of a singular entity for permanent unitary control of the protocol. 

Handshake enables participation in a decentralized open naming platform secured by a decentralized peer-to-peer network. The platform utilizes a coin system for name registration. Handshake coin (HNS) is the native token of the platform. Through HNS, participants transfer, register, and update names on the internet. The Handshake community places auctions and bids top-level domains through HNS. 

Handshake allocates the maximum initial coins to the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community without any attached obligation. FOSS refers to free and open software that allows users and programmers to modify, edit, or re-use the software's source code. The incentive design of Handshake relies on Metcalfe’s Law. Metcalfe’s Law states that an increase in the network's user base is directly proportional to the value of the network. Therefore, the value of Handshake is derived from the network of users. 

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Handshake is on the decline this week.

The price of Handshake has decreased by 0.53% in the last hour and decreased by 9.60% in the past 24 hours. Handshake’s price has also fallen by 24.97% in the past week. The current price is $0.0236 per HNS with a 24-hour trading volume of $83.69K. Currently, Handshake is valued at 97.23% below its all time high of $0.85. This all-time high was the highest price paid for Handshake since its launch.

The current circulating supply of Handshake is 617,815,524.041 HNS which means that Handshake has as total market cap of 617,815,524.041.


What is the current price of Handshake?

We update our Handshake to USD currency in real-time. Get the live price of Handshake on Coinbase.

What is the market cap of Handshake?

The current market cap of Handshake is $14.57M. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.

What is the all time high of Handshake?

The all-time high of Handshake is $0.85. This all-time high is highest price paid for Handshake since it was launched.

What is the 24 hour trading volume of Handshake?

Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Handshake is $83.69K.

What other assets are similar to Handshake?

Assets that have a similar market cap to Handshake include DVF, Galatasaray Fan Token, Ponke, and many others. To see a full list, see our comparable market cap assets.

How many Handshake are there?

The current circulating supply of Handshake is 618 million.

Can I buy Handshake on Coinbase?

No, Handshake is not currently available on Coinbase, but you can sign up to get the latest news on Handshake and be notified when it gets added to our exchange.

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