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 transact securely and in strict privacy.



Fast Immutable Data - Kelvin

We created Kelvin in order to speed up immutable data storage. Kelvin is an exceptionally fast and cool Merkle Tree tool-kit for optimized data structure modelling.

Consensus - Proof of Blind Bid

Dusk Network is powered by Proof of Blind Bid. Our novel privacy Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm is energy conscious, and brings unprecedented network security due to its dual node structure: Block Generators and Provisioners.



Network Fuel - DUSK

Businesses use DUSK to pay for network services, such as deploying and running a smart contract, 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.



Proof of Blind Bid consensus 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’s novel Proof of Blind Bid consensus is unforkable. 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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