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.
During the coronavirus crisis, Handshake may be the leading free-speech-oriented crypto project. But is it just beginner’s luck?
Namebase CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins @nlw to talk about why uncensorable web domains matter as Handshake goes live to mainnet.