Handshake Exchange Sees $10M in Token Trades as Race for Censorship-Resistant Websites Heats Up
During the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?
Sci-Hub, a pirate database of academic papers using bitcoin for funding, has joined the distributed domain names network Handshake.
States still have the armies, the police and – on a good day anyway – democratic legitimacy. All of that still matters, and will for a long time.
Sci-Hub, a pirate library of academic papers censored by Twitter, PayPal and domain systems, left the distributed domain platform Handshake after two days, unsatisfied by the level of decentralization.
Handshake minimizes the role of centralized entities in the internet’s basic infrastructure. First, it was a new domain system. Now it's a browser.
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