Nick Johnson of ENS: “We Want to Be the Naming System for Every Digital Resource in the World”

Nick Johnson of ENS We Want to be the Naming System for Every Digital Resource in the World

In this week’s episode, Camilla Russo speaks with Nick Johnson, founder and lead developer of Ethereum Name Service, or ENS. Nick talks about the journey of ENS, from an internal project within the Ethereum Foundation, to spinning off to become a public good for Ethereum and other blockchains, and recently decentralizing and becoming a DAO controlled by token holders. 

He goes into why a DAO was in the plans from the start of the project and what the transition was like to get to a point where it became safer for token holders to control the protocol, instead of a more centralized group of managers. Nick discusses ENS tokenomics, and the initial lessons after distributing the token about a month ago.

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