I bought 50 goldshell hs5 units to contribute hashpower to HNS. AMA
Firstly, the intention behind this post is to test out NB's new alt Reddit forum. So far, so good. Signing up was easy enough and the UI is sweet and simple.
Secondly, I'm signaling that I have personally invested in goldshell's new and not-even-out-yet ASICs because I'm doubling down on my bet that Handshake will eat the decentralized naming market within the next 2 years, and the traditional ICANN-backed market within the next 10.
Thirdly, Coinbase has explicitly said that they would list Handshake after network hashpower has exceeded a certain (unspecified) threshold. Therefore, the hashpower I will contribute—tantamount to 1-3% of the network hashpower at current difficulty levels—should directly affect listing decisions by major US exchanges.
Lastly, I'm tired of all the misguided fud from wave after wave of newcomers that emerge with every bull market who, without fail, raises the "proof of work is harmful to the environment" question without ever knowing what Infura is or how PoW, the sybil-resistance mechanism, is distinct from the the energy costs of syncing full nodes from scratch. (This is a much deeper discussion just on its own.) I deeply care about the environment yet can refute the claims about PoW being "wasteful", and therefore can sleep soundly at night while I mine HNS.