HandyCon 2024: A Beacon of Resilience, Evolution, and Diversification

Anticipating HandyCon 2024: What's on the Horizon?

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HandyCon 2024: A Beacon of Resilience, Evolution, and Diversification

It’s that time of the year again! HandyCon 2024, the 4th annual Handshake conference, is fast approaching. This year’s event is scheduled to unfold from Wednesday, March 13th to Saturday, March 16th on the Airmeet platform, promising an engaging and immersive virtual experience for all attendees.

This Year’s Inspiring Theme: Resilience, Evolution, Diversification

HandyCon 2024 is centered around three powerful pillars: Resilience, Evolution, and Diversification. These themes are chosen to reflect our collective commitment to:

HandyCon 2024 Red theme for this year’s conference

Reflecting on Our Journey: From HandyCon 2023 to Now

As we gear up for HandyCon 2024, let’s take a moment to reflect on the journey since our last gathering at HandyCon 2023. The path has been filled with both triumphs and challenges, illustrating the vibrant dynamics of the Handshake ecosystem. While the events we recount may not follow a strict chronological order, they collectively highlight significant milestones and lessons learned, underscoring the resilience and growth of our community.

Since HandyCon 2023:

Anticipating HandyCon 2024: What’s on the Horizon?

Although the official agenda for HandyCon 2024 is still under wraps, attendees can look forward to a dynamic and insightful lineup of discussions. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the pivotal topics we plan to explore:

  1. Reflecting on “The Happening”: A comprehensive post-mortem analysis to understand the outcomes, lessons learned, and future implications.
  2. Technological Advances within Handshake: An exciting update on the latest developments, including Stateless DANE, OpenSystems Grants, and innovative projects like Thunderbolt, Beachfront, FireWallet, WarpDex, and more.
  3. Navigating Beyond ICANN: A critical discussion on the fading hope for ICANN’s integration with Handshake, and exploring the promising pathways forward: either Namecheap + Handshake, or GoDaddy + ENS.
  4. The 2026 ICANN Application Rounds: Assessing the potential impacts on Handshake TLD owners and strategizing for the future.
  5. The .wallet Case Update: A potential briefing on the latest developments in the .wallet domain case, shedding light on its implications for the community.

Other events and projects we are expecting to happen later this year include:

Stay tuned for more detailed announcements as the organizers finalize the agenda. HandyCon 2024 promises to be a cornerstone event, offering deep dives into these topics and much more, fostering knowledge exchange and shaping the future of decentralized web technology.

Hope you get to join us at HandyCon 2024 as we continue to navigate the evolving landscape of decentralized technology, fortified by our shared values of resilience, evolution, and diversification. Together, we will explore the limitless possibilities that Handshake offers, forging new paths and building a stronger, more decentralized future.


[1] HandyCon Website
[2] OpenSystems Post/Tweet
[3] CoinGecko
[4] FAQ: Handshake Soft Fork
[5] DotSats Post/Tweet
[6] LoadPipe Post/Tweet
[7] Superlink Announcement
[8] TheShake Post/Tweet
[9] SkyInclude Post
[10] HNS Post/Tweet
[11] The Post/Tweet where Impervious says that they owe it to their investors to move on has been deleted
[12] HNS Post/Tweet
[13] Superlink Post/Tweet
[14] Nathan Woodburn Post/Tweet
[15] Namecheap CEO Post/Tweet
[16] Santiago’s Post/Tweet
[17] UNVS Post/Tweet
[18] Loadpipe Website
[19] Chjango Post/Tweet
[20] HeyTX Post/Tweet
[21] uSwap Post/Tweet