Wrapped HNS on Ethereum

WHNS is an ERC20 token backed 1:1 with HNS.


WHNS brings greater liquidity and composability to HNS. You can now take advantage of Ethereum’s decentralized exchanges, lending tools, and other DeFi apps using your HNS.
WHNS is ERC20 compliant, which makes it easier for developers to create smart contracts for Handshake and easier for exchanges to list Handshake.

How it works


You can receive WHNS into your Ethereum wallet (Metamask, Coinbase Wallet, etc) just like you receive any other ERC20 token. If you don’t have WHNS, you can buy some directly on a DEX like Uniswap.

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Namebase will wrap HNS in a limited capacity manually before we launch self-serve wrapping. Email whns@namebase.io with the amount you’d like to wrap to indicate your interest (higher amounts will be prioritized initially). US customers can unwrap HNS but are not able to wrap HNS at this time. There are no wrapping fees at this time.


Unwrap HNS by emailing whns@namebase.io from your Namebase account email. We will fulfill your unwrap request within 7-14 business days. You do not need a verified account to unwrap HNS, though note that account restrictions will still apply. There are no unwrapping fees.