Decentralized Governance Expert Andrej Zwitter joins Dusk Network as Strategic Advisor
By Robin Massini

Mar 30, 2021

Prof. Zwitter has consulted among others the European Commission, Austrian and Dutch Ministries, and deeply understands how to navigate Dusk’s regulated DeFi ecosystem to a well-governed future.

Amsterdam, March 30th, 2021. In the last weeks we shared news that unveiled Dusk’s governance roadmap and clarified the specific role of the Dusk Council. Today, we are very proud to expand our advisory board once more and officially advance Dusk’s governance. It is with great pleasure that we announce Prof. Andrej Zwitter to be strengthening the team as strategic advisor.

Andrej Zwitter is Professor of Governance and Innovation and Dean of the Faculty Campus Fryslân, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His expertise includes Data ethics, Digital and Blockchain Governance, Emergency Regulations, and innovation in humanitarian action. Prof. Zwitter has a PhD in International Law and Legal Philosophy, and is a guest professor at the University of Klagenfurt. He is passionate about understanding how modern technology affects society and how it can contribute to solving global challenges. As an expert, Zwitter has consulted amongst others the European Commission, Austrian and Dutch Ministries, as well as international and national NGOs.

Zwitter’s impressive list of accolades culminated in a novel paper on Decentralized Network Governance that sparked the initial meeting between Business Lead Jelle Pol and Andrej Zwitter. After continued conversations with the governance team of Dusk Network, all were keen to formalize the collaboration. With Andrej Zwitter joining the advisory board, Dusk gains a governance expert that deeply understands the challenges and opportunities in navigating a decentralized ecosystem to a well-governed future. Using his input in the wider design of our network will help with regulatory compliance, as well as managing game theoretical incentives, both key factors in ensuring a growing and healthily adopted network.

In Andrej’s own words: “I am happy to announce that I have been invited by the Dusk Network to join their advisory board. The Dusk Network is a blockchain solution for financial applications in the DeFi sector. Dusk is committed to open source and data protection as core principles. I am looking forward to working with the inspiring colleagues at Dusk to create a future-looking vision on regulable and trustworthy DLT in the DeFi sector.

Prof. Zwitter will be working closely with Dusk Network founder and director Jelle Pol, and Dusk Network Lead researcher Toghrul Maharramov on all items related to the governance design and roadmap for the Dusk decentralized ecosystem. Andrej already proved his worth in designing Dusk’s governance, detailing the steps we need to take towards a fully decentralized ecosystem, and you can expect him to continue contributing to our strong governance.

Dusk Network’s governance news and advisory board announcements are part of a broader series that serve to highlight the steps towards a mature and regulated ecosystem. You can expect a lot more content and positions to be announced in the lead up to DuskCon on April 9, where you will get the chance to meet Andrej and his peers directly.

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