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Last Updated: March 2022 by CatDad
Namecoin is the first-ever blockchain to fork off of Bitcoin and thus becoming the first true “Altcoin” to hit the market, initially releasing on April 17th, 2011. It is a Proof-of-Work cryptocurrency that has a “Merged Mining” protocol with the bitcoin blockchain. Originally proposed as BitDNS in 2010, Satoshi Nakamoto, Hal Finney, and many other early pioneers joined discussion on a BitcoinTalk forum to support the idea of a “decentralized domain name system”. In June of 2013 NameID was launched and allowed associate profile information with identities on the Namecoin blockchain, and an OpenID provider to allow logging into existing websites with Namecoin identities. Thus creating the first “NFTs” to exist on a blockchain.
Namecoin on Coingecko.com
Twitter Eggs (EggMuseum)
Namecoin Block Explorer (Namebrow)
Namecoin Block Explorer (TokenView)
Namecoin Block Explorer (CryptoID)
Simple CURL HTTP Header Request, URL Test Tool
Punycode Converter (d/)
Trading Namecoin Crypto, NFTs & dot-bit addresses on Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) Networks
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@nishseq Video on Twitter Eggs (9/19/21)
@KlauStortebeker on Twitter Eggs & Blockhead (9/20/21)
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@Devotedwear on Punycodes (1/16/22)
BitcoinTalk: “BitDNS and Generalizing Bitcoin” (December 2010)
Vitalik Buterin: “Ethereum Whitepaper calls Namecoin Domains Non-Fungible Assets” (2013)
Princeton Study: “An empirical study of Namecoin and lessons for decentralized namespace design” (2015)
FastCompany: “How Anil Dash And Kevin McCoy Think They Can (Almost) Eradicate Fake Digital Art” (5/8/14)
TechCruch: “Monegraph Uses Bitcoin Tech So Internet Artists Can Establish “Original” Copies Of Their Work”(5/9/14)
Twirpz: “EGG TIMER: THE HISTORY OF TWITTER’S DEFAULT PROFILE PIC”(6/1/15)
Twitter: “Rethinking our default profile photo” (3/31/17)
TheAtlantic: “NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This” (4/2/21)
TheNationalNews: “Sotheby’s auctioning Kevin McCoy’s ‘Quantum’ — first NFT ever made” (6/6/21)
HyperAllergic: “First Ever NFT” Sells for $1.4 Million”(6/10/21)
DigitalJournal: NFT Collectors Discover “Ultra-Rare” NFTs That Predate EtherRocks And CryptoPunks — Catalogue Released (11/11/21)