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Handshake is attempting to make the Internet more open

by Steven Zheng

January 17, 2019, 4:48PM EDT  ·  7 min read

Quick Take

  • Handshake was founded by Joseph Poon (co-creator of the Lightning Network & Plasma), Andrew Lee (co-founder & CEO of Purse), Boyma Fahnbulleh (Bcoin developer),  Christopher Jeffery (Creator of Bcoin & CTO of Purse), and Andrew Lee (co-founder & CEO of Private Internet Access)
  • Handshake aims to replace various levels of the Domain Name System hierarchy

by Steven Zheng

January 17, 2019, 4:48PM EDT  ·  7 min read

Handshake history and funding

Handshake came out of stealth mode last August. The project, which intends to replace various levels of the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy, was founded by Joseph Poon (co-creator of the Lightning Network & Plasma), Andrew Lee (co-founder & CEO of Purse), Andrew Lee (co-founder & CEO of Private Internet Access), Boyma Fahnbulleh (Bcoin developer), and Christopher Jeffery (Creator of Bcoin & CTO of Purse).