This is a previously unpublished article based on an interview with Connie Gallippi in June 2017.

Bitcoin for social good

In 2014, a small African charity announced they would be accepting donations in Bitcoin. The Water Project helps Sub-Saharan communities gain access to clean water through training and financial support of well-building and rehabilitation, rain catching systems, and other construction. The group’s Bitcoin announcement caught the eye of Connie Gallippi, founder of BitGive.

“We were looking for our next partner and we wanted to have a longer engagement with the charity and the Bitcoin community,” Connie said. “We wanted to do something in the…


Trade Names Without Namebase

Bob Wallet is a non-custodial Handshake wallet, domain manager, and now part of the secondary namespace economy thanks to an upcoming integration with Shakedex.

Upgrading Bob to version 0.7.0 will give you access to the Shakedex integration. As an added perk, upgrading your Bob version is now easier than ever and no longer requires removing and re-importing the wallet directory! 🎉

Note: this is still a pre-release version, so use with caution.

Running the installer package will download the new version and then open Bob’s login screen updated and ready to go. …


Creating Websites of The Future

Fleek is a platform that makes it easier and faster to deploy permissionless, trustless, censorship resistant websites on the decentralized web.

Recently, Fleek announced a native integration with Handshake so you can easily connect an IPFS or dfinity website to one of your Handshake names. In this guide I’ll show you how easy it is to claim a piece of the dWeb.

For this guide, you’ll need

  1. A Github repository with content. (Github’s official docs are very helpful; I wrote a step-by-step guide for building a Pages site as well.)
  2. A Handshake name on Namebase.

Creating your website with Fleek

First, connect your Github account.


A Non-Custodial Handshake Wallet & Domain Management Suite

Bob is an open-source desktop non-custodial wallet, DNS manager, and domain marketplace for the Handshake project.

Github Link: https://github.com/kyokan/bob-wallet

Handshake is a decentralized naming protocol that stores top-level domain ownership data on a blockchain, removing the need for authorities like ICANN or domain lenders like GoDaddy (Handshake.org).

Handshake names are digital assets that you own. Because the protocol extends the DNS root zone (the hierarchical namespace of the internet currently administered by ICANN), Handshake names can function as traditional top-level domains like .com or .org; for example you can access the newsletter The Shake at news.theshake/ (which you should).

Using…


Port Your Blog Quickly to the DWeb

The popular newsletter platform Substack is being used by thousands of creators to achieve greater levels of financial freedom. But as more value accrues within the audience you’re building, your domain — the digital identity that acts as a gateway to your content — becomes more vulnerable.

One way to protect your newsletter and secure your domain to a name that persists across the DWeb is to set up a second-level domain with the decentralized naming protocol Handshake.

Read more: The Case for Handshake

For example, the Handshake newsletter The Shake can be accessed through news.theshake/, where news is a…


The Kyber Network is a protocol that aggregates liquidity from a variety of sources to enable instant, decentralized token swaps within applications. To date, Kyber has facilitated over $4 billion USD in transactions.


A Quick Start Guide for DWeb Hosting

Let’s set up a sweet custom domain

What is Handshake?

Handshake is a decentralized DNS and certificate authority — think Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers but with smart contracts instead of people.

If you’re not familiar with ICANN, it’s a United States nonprofit organization that maintains databases of namespaces and numerical designations on the web; a phone book for the entire internet.

Handshake aims to experiment with new ways the internet can be more secure, resilient, and socially useful with a peer-to-peer system validated by the network’s participants. — Handshake.org

Handshake’s purpose is to remove the need for authorities like ICANN and the registrars that charge rental fees…


🎙️ Richard Craib interviewed on Outlier Ventures’ Founders of Web3 podcast

The Numerai founder joined host Jamie Burke on Outlier Ventures’ Founders of Web3 podcast to talk about the company and why he wants to create “the last hedge fund” using the hardest data science tournament in the world.

Richard and Jamie also discuss being a founder, crowdsourcing equities trading models, and the potential of AI and blockchain in open data marketplaces.

📱 Community-built payouts app launches on Android & iOS

Numerai community member Bouwe Ceunen independently created a mobile app for tournament participants to track their model performance.

Connecting the app to your models via the Numerai API keys gives data scientists a consolidated view of each model’s…


🎙️ Epicenter Podcast

Three years after his first appearance, Richard Craib returns to the Epicenter podcast for episode 348. Richard and co-hosts Friederike and Meher talk about what Numerai has been up to for the last three years, what makes a hedge fund market neutral, and the team’s latest projects, Erasure Bay and Numerai Signals.

Anthony Mandelli

Technology story teller | Amateur Django dev | Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and books.

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