ENS Finance Report (February 2021)

Brantly Millegan Feb 24 · 6 min read The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a public good that belongs to the community. As such, we’d like to offer more transparency on where our funding comes from and where it’s going. This is the first of what we plan to be many regular financial updates. Organizational … Read more

Reminder that ENS Names Are NFTs: What This Means for Your Names

NFTs are all the rage right now: Mark Cuban is selling them, NBA Top Shot went viral, and OpenSea’s volume has exploded. With NFTs, people usually think of art, collectibles, and game items. But there’s another category people often miss: ENS names. All .ETH names on ENS are ERC721-compliant NFTs. So are DNS .KRED names on ENS and … Read more

30% of Newly Minted NCT is Owned by Addresses that Don't Own a Hashmask

Hashmasks’ Name Changing Token (NCT) allows users – as the name suggests- to change the name of their Hashmask. However, token transactions reveal that 30% of newly minted NCT is now owned by addresses that don’t actually own a Hashmask.  Hashmasks are digital art collectibles that have been created by more than 70 artists from across the globe. There are … Read more

Everest Creates On-Chain Directory of KYC and Humanness with ENS Name “Ever.eth”

Brantly Millegan Feb 2 · 2 min read Everest is creating an On-Chain Directory for individual and entity data with the ENS name ever.eth and a custom text record type. Each individual or entity that enrolls into the Everest Platform will receive their own records under the subdomains kyc.ever.eth, human.ever.eth, and kyb.ever.eth. The status for … Read more

Guide for Soulja Boy to Setting Up His .ETH Name and Beyond

Brantly Millegan Jan 29 · 5 min read Soulja Boy tweeted out his Ethereum address earlier today. The inimitable Mike Demarais was ready with his .ETH name. And Soulja Boy accepted it. 🤯 Mike Demarais, bravo. 👏👏👏 Soulja Boy, here’s a guide to get you started in the strange new world of .ETH names and … Read more

2020 Retrospective for ENS

Brantly Millegan Jan 27 · 6 min read 2020 was a big year for the Ethereum Name Service (ENS)! We fixed a bug in one of our core smart-contracts, expanded the features of ENS names, and saw massive growth in adoption. Here’s a summary: Bug fix 2020 started with a bang for ENS: we publicly … Read more

DNS Namespace Integration on Testnet, Ethereum Classic Labs Sponsors with Grant

We’re pleased to announce we’ve deployed the smart contracts for the integration of the DNS namespace into ENS on the Ropsten testnet and that Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) has given us a grant to sponsor the development of this upcoming feature. If all goes well on Ropsten, we hope to deploy to mainnet in … Read more

Hedera to begin hackathon dedicated to building tokenization apps

The team of enterprise-focused distributed ledger platform Hedera, announced today its Hedera 21 Hackathon, will take place from January 19th until February 12th, with a confirmed list of judges from organizations including Google, PayPal, LG Electronics, Wipro, and the Chopra Foundation, among others. What: Hedera21 – a virtual hackathon to showcase the tokenization of digital … Read more

ENS Partners with Cloudflare on Improved ETH.LINK Service

Brantly Millegan Jan 13 · 2 min read We are pleased to announce we are partnering with Cloudflare to provide better service for eth.link. On January 18th, we will transition our ENS + IPFS gateway service hosted at eth.link to a version developed and run by Cloudflare. You can read a description of how Cloudflare’s … Read more

@ensbot Will Now Tweet at You to Renew that .ETH Name in Your Twitter Profile

@ensbot Will Now Tweet at You to Renew that .ETH Name in Your Twitter Profile It’s been over a year since the ENS short name auction (for (3–6 character .ETH names) completed, and it is amazing that many Ethereum community members proudly put their .ETH name in their social media profile. Why Vitalik and Everyone Else Has “.ETH” in their … Read more