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Amsterdam, Netherlands — July 30, 2019 — Dusk Network, the privacy-oriented blockchain protocol, has announced the public release of its Testnet (Shin 殉星). Testnet Shin features the first-ever implementation of private Proof of Stake, made possible by the novel Segregated Byzantine Agreement (SBA) consensus protocol and zero-knowledge cryptography.

With the release of their Testnet, the
public is now able to get hands-on experience with the technology that shapes
the Dusk Network. Despite its computationally intensive cryptography, the
network boasts block times of ~7 seconds, while offering instant settlement
finality.

The Amsterdam based Dusk Network is a
privacy-oriented blockchain protocol that includes native support of a
Turing-complete Virtual Machine, zero-knowledge proof verification and enables
the preservation of privacy on the state layer while shifting the majority of
the computational workload from the distributed state machine to the users.

Just weeks prior to today’s Testnet
release, Dusk Network published research on Zerocaf, an open-source library to implement cryptographic protocols over
the Doppio Elliptic Curve using a Ristretto mapping. This is in addition to fully private account based
cryptocurrencies
, a novel
zero-knowledge Account-Based design to address the issues of enhancing UTXO and
Account-Based designs with privacy.

Dusk Network is purpose-built for Security
Tokens and features a Confidential Security Contract (XSC). Leveraging
zero-knowledge proof technology, Dusk Network can be used to issue security
tokens that satisfy regulatory requirements relating to confidentiality and
data protection, and effectively addresses concerns from regulators regarding
market manipulation on open-source, transparent ledgers.

Emanuele Francioni, Founder and Tech Lead
of Dusk Network said, “I envision Dusk as a global, decentralized security
depository system handling tokenization information and management for a
significant portion of the security and commodity market.“

DUSK, the token of the Dusk Network, is
available on some of the world’s largest exchanges such as Bitfinex, Ethfinex and Binance.

DUSK is now trading at a multiple of its
initial token sale price after raising capital on Tokinex, the token sale platform of Ethfinex and Bitfinex. All of the Dusk
token sale participants are subject to strict second-by-second vesting
schedules, which avoid large liquidity cliffs and incentivise all stakeholders
to ensure the long term success of Dusk Network

About Dusk Network

The Dusk
Network
is a privacy-oriented blockchain
protocol, that anyone can use to create zero-knowledge decentralised
applications. By allowing Dusk to be openly accessible, Dusk Network aims to
become the infrastructure of choice for an entire ecosystem of solutions.