Dusk Network Blockchain Technology

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” - Thomas Reid

Key Components


Virtual Machine - Rusk

Rusk enables you to program smart contracts, power new decentralised applications (dapps) and set parameters for compliance and control.

The Rusk VM relies entirely on zero-knowledge cryptography and is the world’s first Zero-Knowledge Virtual Machine (ZK-VM) implementation. Yes, even gas fee refunds, block rewards and other related transactions are obfuscated.

Zero-Knowledge - PLONK

We are using PLONK, the latest and most recent advancement in zero-knowledge cryptography. Zero-Knowledge is paramount for public blockchain collaboration because it allows businesses to issue claims and submit proofs, whilst transacting securely and in strict privacy.



Fast Immutable Data - Microkelvin

We created Microkelvin in order to speed up immutable data storage. Microkelvin is a toolkit for making advanced custom datastructures easy to implement for use in smart contracts.

Consensus - Succinct Attestation agreement

Dusk Network is powered by the Succinct Attestation (SA) agreement. SA is a novel consensus algorithm designed by Dusk Network to create a Proof-of-Stake based, decentralised and permissionless blockchain network. SA achieves instant settlement finality, meaning that transactions settled on the network are irrevocable and final.



Network Fuel - DUSK

Businesses use DUSK to pay for network services, such as deploying and running a smart contract, and transferring DUSK or XSC based security tokens.

For each transaction submitted to the network, DUSK is used to compensate network nodes for bandwidth, verification, and storage.

Security Token Standard - XSC

All to enable businesses of all sizes to easily use our XSC 2.0 standard and issue security tokens. Excited? Explore our use cases here.


New features are coming up

The dynamic development roadmap provides a glimpse into what will be made available in the next wave of releases.


"Where the power of permissionless smart contracts and the privacy of permissioned ledgers meet"



Never wait for block confirmations again. Transactions are fast, taking mere seconds to complete and achieve immediate on-chain finality.



The Succinct Attestation agreement consensus algorithm is designed for high-throughput, supporting the needs of businesses of all sizes.



Zero-Knowledge cryptography is our bread and butter. We make privacy programmable on a public ledger.



Dusk Network enforces stringent security standards, providing you with a trusted and reliable network.

Shape the future

Dusk Network is open source. Your contributions help make technology better for everyone, developers and non-developers alike.

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