Whitepaper 2.0 — Release
By Mels Dees

Aug 30, 2019 - Amsterdam

Keeping you updated on Dusk Network’s technical development!

More than a year has passed since the conception of our first official whitepaper. While outlining the first iteration of the whitepaper, the Dusk Network protocol has evolved far beyond what we could have imagined.

👉Dusk Network Whitepaper V2.0.0 (click)

Dusk Network Whitepaper 2.0

The technological primitives utilized by the Dusk Network protocol now include a novel Poseidon hash function, our very own ZeroCaf implementation of the Doppio curve, overhauled Proof of Blind-Bid and Segregated Byzantine Agreement protocols along with much more.

It is needless to say, an update to our whitepaper has been long overdue.
I am very excited to release our Whitepaper 2.0 today. It provides a (nearly) full overview of the technical concepts utilized in the Dusk Network protocol— Toghrul Maharramov, Dusk Network’s Consensus Architect & Researcher

We are proud of our many technical accomplishments, which include, but are not limited to the development of

  • a novel Private Proof-of-Stake protocol (dubbed ‘Proof-of-Blind Bid’ for those familiar with our tech),
  • a Permission-less Proof-of-Stake protocol with statistical finality guarantees,
  • a Quasi-Turing-complete Virtual Machine with zero-knowledge proof verification capability, and
  • a Confidentiality-preserving account-based transaction model.
Full explanations can be found in the whitepaper.

The updated whitepaper has been in the works for a while, and provides a succinct yet near-exhaustive outline of the underlying concepts utilized in the Dusk Network protocol. Following the outline of the Dusk Network protocol, we are able to uphold all privacy requirements to create smart contracts that control digital assets and securities.

Going forward, we will make it a living document with periodic iterative updates.

Dusk — Technology for Securities

Dusk Network is an open-source and privacy-oriented blockchain based on years of academic research. You can use Dusk Network to create smart contracts that control digital assets and securities.

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