I have attended ETHcc every year since 2017 (when it was still called EDCON). I was so glad to be able to come back to it in-person this year! Here’s a recap of how ENS participated.

ENS mentioned everywhere

I have attended a couple of key notes and it was great that many speakers mentioned ENS as a way to tie in their on-chain identities.

During one of side events, I also met an attendee who showed me her collection of ENS names with pride!

At the closing event, there was a raffle prize event using POAP and it was great…

I am finally pleased to announce that Kickback is deployed to the Polygon network.

We already have another instance on xDAI which has a super low gas price, so why do you deploy yet another one? The answer is community. Each chain has unique sets of Dapps deployed. Polygon especially attracted lots of NFT and Defi communities and I am keen to find out if any of these communities in Polygon want to try out new governance-related features (Governance badges, Ethereum life feed, and Token gated event page)which we introduced recently.

From the heated debate of $SHIBA among $GTC holders to the success story of PleaserDAO winning high profile auction bids, the DAOs and their governance activities are in the full swing.

Many people now live and breeze in Ethereum through DAOs. They vote for protocols, collectively buy NFT, and earn POAP badges through online events.

We are happy to introduce a series of new features to keep up with their lifestyle.

1. Governance badges

As a governance token holder, one of the first things you can do is to participate in community voting via snapshot, a popular off-chain governance tool hosting over 1000…

It has been one month since we announced our 4th Anniversary NFT giveaway of Pplpleasr NFT.

We asked our community member how many copies to give away, either 100 copies with a raffle or “unlimited” (one copy to everyone who entered).

ENS launched four years ago today!

To celebrate, we’ve commissioned a new NFT artwork piece by pplpleasr and will be giving it away to ENS name holders who meet certain criteria (explained below). Read on to learn how you could win!

Four years of growth

Since ENS launched on May the 4th 2017, there has been strong growth in both user adoption and dapp integrations.

A couple of weeks ago, there was the discussion in the Twittersphere of “Which NFT is the oldest?”. Even though it is debatable whether to include pre-Ethereum collectables such as colored coins and RarePepes, CryptoPunks is the most well known “one of the first” NFTs on Ethereum.

However, there are a few NFT projects that even predate CryptoPunks, and ENS is one of them.

Unlike CryptoPunks, ENS did not use a token standard until May 2019, so you can’t see the transfer history on OpenSea (in fact most OG ENS names seemingly start their history in February 2020 because…

Now that we have over 200 services integrated with ENS, here’s a showcase of some dapps that use ENS well.

Here are three ways to integrate with ENS we highlight in our docs, and this post will follow the same format.

1. Resolving ENS names

The first step to supporting ENS in your application is making your application understand ENS names, and accepting them anywhere an address is accepted. This is especially useful in wallets.

Forward resolution on myetherwallet.com

Etherscan is one of the most widely used Ethereum websites where you can inspect all your transactions and balances. …

Since we moved away from the deposit model to the annual spent fee model, we have spike in name expirations on May (for all names) and October (short names).

We noticed the renewal spike 30 days prior to the mass expiration date (May the 4th is when we switched). This is probably because many people added email reminder via BuidlHub mail notification service.

Even though renewal gas cost is not as expensive as registration, it is currently ranging between 30~50 USD which is still expensive.

We had another successful online workshop with representation from various backgrounds, from DNS experts to artists.

You can watch all the sessions on our Youtube playlist, but here is a quick recap.

Session 1: DNS Integration

Brantly gave an update on DNS namespace integration, both at the TLD and 2LD levels. We got some feedback from DNS-world people on various ways names can interact in both systems, particularly how a DNS TLD owner can make his TLD ENS-only.

Session 2: Governance

The first half of this session was spent discussing our current governance model, especially on our plan on how to restrict the root multisig…

With Gnosis Safe, forming a DAO with your friends to manage high-value asset is becoming quick and easy.

When PleaserDAO purchased the infamous “x*y=k” NFT art by @pplpleasr1, they also purchased pleaserdao.eth. ENS is one of the few NFT collections they currently possess something from.

Pointing an ENS name to a multisig account is easy as long as some Externally Owned Account (EOA) can set it on behalf of the multisig.

Setting the reverse record (which allows dapps to recognise which ENS name the Ethereum address points to), however, has been difficult because the setting has to be done…

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