Nick Johnson: Future of the Ethereum Name Service and thoughts on ProgPOW

  
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On this episode, Nick Johnson joins the podcast. Nick is the lead developer for the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) which offers a secure and decentralized way to address resources both on and off the blockchain using simple, human-readable names. We discuss the current state of the ENS and the big plans for it in 2019 including a new registrar, rent based model and release of domains under 7 characters long. We also discuss ProgPOW, a proposed change to Ethereum's hashing algo to fork out ASICs.