What is Handshake (HNS)?
The Handshake protocol and cryptocurrency were created by Andrew Lee, the founder of the cybersecurity firm ESET, and Joseph Poon, the co-author of the Lightning Network and Plasma protocols. Handshake is a decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency and network protocol that is designed to replace the SSL/TLS certificate authority system used on the internet.
It aims to create a decentralized, permission-less, and censorship-resistant network for the issuance and validation of SSL/TLS certificates, with the goal of making the internet more secure and accessible. The Handshake protocol is implemented using a decentralized, public blockchain, and the native cryptocurrency of the Handshake network is also called Handshake (HNS).
You can learn more about Handshake here.
Handshake Wallet Options
There are several options for storing Handshake (HNS) tokens. One option is to use a software wallet that is compatible with the Handshake network. Some examples of software wallets that support HNS include:
- HNS WALLET: Bob wallet is An open-source, cross-platform wallet for Handshake that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Ledger Nano X: A hardware wallet that can be used to store HNS, as well as many other cryptocurrencies.
- Trezor Model T: Another hardware wallet that supports HNS storage.
In addition to these options, you can also store HNS tokens on exchanges that support the Handshake network. However, it is generally not recommended to store large amounts of cryptocurrency on an exchange, as exchanges can be vulnerable to hacking attacks and other security threats.
To store HNS tokens in a software or hardware wallet, you will need to obtain a “private key,” which is a secret piece of data that allows you to access and control your HNS tokens. It is important to keep your private key safe and secure, as anyone with access to your private key will be able to access and spend your HNS tokens.