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More of the HNS total supply is given away (56.7%) than allocated to mining (33.3%). Giving is at the heart of Handshake. Below we explain who receives this 56.7%.

Open source developers

46.6% of the total supply has been allocated to open source developers. About 250,000 GitHub users with 15 or more followers during the week of 2019-02-04 are able to claim 4,246 HNS. You can read more about the Handshake airdrop to open source developers here. And you can follow the progress of the airdrop here.

Internet corporations and blockchain projects

5% of the total supply has been allocated to internet corporations and blockchain projects.

ICANN 24.4M HNS
Namecoin 10.2M
Cloudflare 6.8M
Verisign 6.8M
Public Internet Registry 3.4M
Afilias 3.4M
Brave 3.4M
Namecheap 2.7M
GoDaddy 2.7M
Stacks 408K
ENS 136K
GNUnet 136K

Legacy top-level domain holders

2.5% of the total supply has been allocated to legacy top-level domain holders. You can follow the progress of the airdrop to legacy top-level domain holders here.

Legacy second-level domain holders

2.5% of the total supply has been allocated to legacy second-level domain holders who were in Alexa’s list of the top 100,000 sites at the time of Handshake’s launch. You can follow the progress of the airdrop to legacy second-level domain holders here.

HNS total supply overview

👷‍♀️ FOSS developers (airdrop): 46.6%
⛏ Mining: 33.3%
🕸 Internet corporations and blockchain projects (airdrop): 5%
💰 Sponsors: 5%
👷‍♀️ Creators: 5%
1️⃣ Legacy top-level domains (airdrop): 2.5%
2️⃣ Legacy second-level (top 100K) domains (airdrop): 2.5%


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