February 5, 2020 Handshake launches its mainnet.

Handshake, a PoW Domain Name System (DNS), has launched its mainnet: the chain is now mineable for HNS tokens, although transaction functionality and domain name bidding will not be enabled until February 17th. Namebase, an exchange, wallet provider, and domain management tool was simultaneously launchd. Handshake’s first round of domain name bidding is scheduled for the 17th, and airdropped tokens will be claimable—85% of the projects tokens will be granted to open-source developers.