Dusk Network Opens Grants Program To Boost Privacy In Blockchain Technology and Decentralized Finance
01 Jun 2021 | 13:15 pm
Dusk Network, the world’s first privacy-focused blockchain for financial applications, is now open for applications to its Grants Program. The program is the first of its kind in the Netherlands, with a $5,000,000 grants pool established for the development of privacy technology for finance. The first round of applications begins today, June 1st.
COSIMO X Partners With Dusk Network To Bring Privacy Solutions To Financial Markets
27 May 2021 | 14:12 pm
Privacy blockchain Dusk Network has announced a strategic partnership with the world's first tokenized fund, COSIMO X. The venture capital fund will be investing in the blockchain privacy network, as well as coming on board as their strategic partner. The Dusk Network protocol aims to build privacy into security tokens, making them particularly valuable to emerging DeFi markets.
COSIMO X Backs Dusk Network’s Privacy Solutions for Financial Markets
27 May 2021 | 14:00 pm
COSIMO X, the world’s first tokenized fund, is now a strategic partner and investor in Dusk Network. The partnership aims to boost the adoption of a privacy-focused blockchain. Dusk Network is a Proof-of-Stake protocol designed for financial markets compliant with securities regulations.
Highest Selling Female NFT Artist Itzel Yard Nets 500 ETH for ‘Dreaming at Dusk’
15 May 2021 | 16:40 pm
The Tor Project has raised $2 million in its first non-fungible token (NFT) auction. The NFT was created by artist Itzel Yard. The auction saw the winning bidder, PleasrDAO beat out Kraken CEO Jesse Powell. The proceeds will go towards improving Tor’s censorship circumvention and privacy tools.
Dusk Network makes private smart contracts a reality
11 May 2021 | 10:00 am
Dusk Network's Rusk Zero Knowledge VM libraries have made it possible for private and transactional data to be made confidential in smart contracts for the first time. The Rusk VM is the first virtual machine to be optimised for zero-knowledge cryptography. Dusk Network is releasing its topics/libraries on a weekly basis to achieve the first privacy blockchain with confidential smart contracts.
Privacy key to mainstream acceptance – Dusk Network releases bi-annual report
03 May 2021 | 16:00 pm
Dusk Network has released its bi-annual report on advancements in zero-knowledge cryptography. The Dusk Network protocol aims to build privacy into security tokens, thereby making them compliant and a good regulatory fit for the emerging DeFi markets. The report gives more details on the RUSK Virtual Machine, which powers the Dusk Network.
Dusk Network Aims to Become a RegDeFi Ecosystem Worth $100 Billion+
28 Apr 2021 | 13:25 pm
Dusk Network held its first annual DuskCon event in Amsterdam on April 9th. The event was a chance to show progress to match their ambition as a global privacy network for decentralized financial apps. Dusk also introduced a new $5,000,000 grant program with a focus on privacy technology. This is the first grant program of its size from a Dutch blockchain company.
Dusk and Chainlink Consolidate to Achieve Privacy for DeFi
28 Apr 2021 | 05:38 am
The Dusk Network has announced that it will be joining forces with Chainlink, a reliable decentralized oracle network. The alliance will allow the creation of a secure cross-chain bridge between the two blockchains. The Dusk Network’s tokens will now have the ability to be conscious about an array of applications, facilitating synthetic assets.
Dusk and Chainlink Consolidate to Achieve Privacy for DeFi - CryptoNewsZ
27 Apr 2021 | 13:25 pm
Dusk Network is joining forces with Chainlink, a reliable decentralized oracle network. The alliance will allow the creation of a secure cross-chain bridge between the two blockchains. Chainlink’s aim is to grow into a blockchain agnostic system. The Dusk Network's tokens will now have the ability to be conscious about an array of applications.
Privacy blockchain Dusk Network to integrate oracle solution from Chainlink
27 Apr 2021 | 00:11 am
Dusk Network, a privacy blockchain for regulated decentralized finance, has announced it will integrate with Chainlink. Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that provides reliable, tamper-proof inputs and outputs for complex smart contracts on any blockchain. The integration will enable Dusk-based tokens to be responsive to price feeds in real-time, enabling synthetic assets.
Dusk Network Announces Plans To Integrate With Chainlink
26 Apr 2021 | 12:15 pm
Dusk Network has announced its intention to integrate with Chainlink. Chainlink is a secure, decentralized oracle network enabling the development of auto-executing smart contracts based on real-world data such as price feeds. The integration will provide privacy features to the DeFi ecosystem. It will create a trusted bridge between the Dusk Network and Chainlink and create a pathway towards a trustless setup.
Regulators to examine crypto exchange Binance’s foray into equities
22 Apr 2021 | 04:00 am
European regulators are examining whether Binance, one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has complied with securities rules over its launch of trading in stock tokens. Binance allows users outside the US, China and Turkey to “trade equity shares through crypto coins”, with tokens that “represent a share in a stock corporation”. The tokens are designed to track the share performance of companies they represent.
One week of COIN: How is Coinbase’s Nasdaq listing shaping up so far
21 Apr 2021 | 00:00 am
Coinbase’s direct listing on Nasdaq on April 14 is considered an important step forward for the digital asset industry. The company's total market capitalization is touted to be worth just under $64 billion, some way off the previously estimated $100 billion. Coinciding with the direct listing, a number of early-stage investors, as well as members of its executive brass, sold billions of equity shortly after the listing.
Dusk Network Announces First Conference
08 Apr 2021 | 21:54 pm
Dusk Network has announced the details of its first-ever conference, which will be held on April 9, 2021. The event will be streamed live from Amsterdam and will be hosted by the company. The conference will be attended by both existing and potential Dusk Network users. It will also be supported by some of the biggest names in crypto and blockchain including Harmony, Binance, ANKR, NPEX and Aztec.
Interview With DUSK
Crypto Rand Group
31 Mar 2021 | 10:20 am
Dusk Network is a privacy blockchain designed to house financial apps. It is the first public and permissionless blockchain that powers confidential smart contracts. Confidential smart contracts can be configured to protect user data and set compliance parameters. Dusk invented the private Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism called Segregated Byzantine Agreement.
PancakeSwap Welcomes Dusk Network to Syrup Pool!
17 Mar 2021 | 13:59 pm
CAKE holders can stake CAKE tokens to earn DUSK tokens in the PancakeSwap Syrup Pool from Dusk Network. Dusk Network is a privacy-oriented blockchain protocol that anyone can use to create zero-knowledge dApps. It's designed to enable any size enterprise to collaborate at scale, meet compliance requirements and ensure that personal data remains confidential.
EU securities regulator warns about risks of ‘non-regulated’ cryptos
17 Mar 2021 | 00:00 am
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has warned about the high risk of cryptocurrency investment. The agency cited the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets, highlighting the increased risks linked with investment in “non-regulated crypto-assets.” crypto assets are “highly volatile and bear high risks for investors,” the agency said.
Why Token Financing Is The Next Big Thing In The Netherlands
09 Mar 2021 | 15:39 pm
Auction house Christie’s held an auction for a piece of digital artwork titled “The First 5000 Days” by artist Beeple. The artwork was being sold as a non-fungible digital token called “Beeple”. This is the latest example of the growing trend of tokenization in the capital market.
The 5 Most Highly Anticipated Blockchain Mainnets in 2021 | Bitcoinist.com
01 Mar 2021 | 10:00 am
Radix is the first layer-1 protocol built specifically to serve the decentralized finance (defi) sector. Radix demonstrated 1.4 million transactions per second with its 2018 algorithm, while its current algorithm is theoretically definitely scalable. Marlin is an open protocol that supplies programmable network infrastructure for defi and Web 3.0. Concordium recently launched its fourth testnet.
The best emerging technologies in blockchain and crypto
International Business Times
09 Feb 2021 | 15:47 pm
Blockchain and cryptocurrency is at the peak of its popularity and the baseline technology is being leveraged by every industry from healthcare to aviation. There are a number of innovative companies and technologies that are setting the stage for the future of the industry. These are the ones to watch as they are laying the foundation for what is to come and are likely to be the top firms in crypto for the next decade.
Keurmerk financieringsadviseurs van start | €10 miljard startup fonds in Duitsland | Tokeniseren van mkb aandelen door NPEX en DUSK
19 Dec 2020 | 06:31 am
Keurmerk Erkend Financieringsadvies MKB ’Mkb’er leunt te veel op de bank’ ZZP financiering - wat zijn de mogelijkheden? Groeifinanciering en innovatie voor mkb-beurs NPEX 10 miljard voor startup groeifonds in Duitsland Mintos haalt €7.2m financiering bij klanten op via crowdfunding Meer informatie over het keurmerk Gedragscode en overige documenten voor het keurmerk Persbericht Stichting MKB Financiering
Battle of the Privacy Coins: Eight Month Update
04 May 2020 | 04:59 am
Zcash has lost about 43% of its market value in March to $99.1, while Horizen saw a gain of about 4%, dropping from $119.75 to $124.44. By percentage gain/loss between for the month of March, Zcash's value increased from $69.14 to $100.1 this month. Notably, this is the first time that Zcash gained over $100% in March this year.
BIS Researchers Say Coronavirus Could Spur Central Banks to Adopt Digital Payments - CoinDesk
03 Apr 2020 | 21:17 pm
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) researchers think COVID-19 may accelerate the adoption of digital payments and sharpen the debate over central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Cash may stage a comeback, the researchers admitted, but the pandemic “also calls for CBDCs.” Central banks would have to tailor their CB
Battle Of The Privacy Coins: Six Month Update
05 Mar 2020 | 00:34 am
The CryptoKreamers have produced a video outlining How To Set Up a Loki Service Node. CEO Simon Harman presented at Pause Fest, giving the inside word on technologies, problems and solutions for secure messaging software. He was also interviewed by MiningStore, and you can watch that video here. The video also shows how to set up a service node within the Loki ecosystem.
Battle Of The Privacy Coins: Five Month Update
04 Feb 2020 | 01:35 am
The Loki Foundation has completed the first instant transaction, called Blink, with a CryptoNote coin. This feature is available across all wallets. The team completed the instant transaction called Blink in a video shared by the developer. The Nimble Nerthus hardfork was activated, which was successful in both moving Lokinet routers onto mainnet and enabling Blink on mainnet.
Security Tokens to Headline the Crypto World Summit
01 Feb 2020 | 22:30 pm
The 4th annual Crypto World Summit will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City on February 20th, 2020. The event will focus heavily on the security token market. The majority of speaking sessions will focus on the development of security tokens and STOs. The entire event will be streamed live via Fintech World Media.
8 Global Cryptocurrency Market Trends in 2020
24 Jan 2020 | 14:19 pm
Sergey Zhdanov, CEO of the EXMO cryptocurrency platform, has said that China will continue to influence the cryptocurrency market in 2020. He said, "China has been actively introducing numerous modern technologies into its citizens' daily lives, so we have no doubt that the party's plans will come to fruition as the crypto yuan spreads rapidly."
Crossing the Chasm: Security Tokens
17 Jan 2020 | 04:13 am
There are 3 things that are required before Security Token hit the hockey stick curve up and start to get mass adoption. Scalability, programmability and privacy are needed on the underlying blockchain at the same time. For a global market to emerge with high liquidity, the assets need to be able to be transferred very fast and very cheap.
2019 Sandbox Mainnet | Start Partner Integration & 2020 Goals
31 Dec 2019 | 16:59 pm
Cryptocurrency startup Dusk Network has announced that it has started the release of its Sandbox Mainnet. The sandbox is a temporary, fully functional stage in which partners deploy Confidential Security Contract (XSC) and on which other components of the network are introduced gradually. It is a controlled environment where consensus may be paused manually in case of issues.
Why we need Phoenix and Zedger
30 Dec 2019 | 16:33 pm
US-based startup Dusk Network has developed Phoenix, an industry-first to enable confidential spending of public outputs. Phoenix guarantees transaction confidentiality even when users spend public outputs such as blind-bid rewards for staking or gas change (when too much is paid). Phoenix will replace the old UTXO/RingCT transaction model within Dusk Network. Zedger complements Phoenix by providing account-based capabilities.
Release of Kelvin — Dusk Network’s Merkle-Tree toolkit, Library and Backend
28 Dec 2019 | 15:50 pm
Kelvin, a blockchain-optimised data-structures tool by Dusk Network, has been designed to combine immutable data structures, on-disk persistence, and content-addressed trees (aka Merkle trees). Kelvin reduces the overhead caused by database structures that are designed for mutable data (as opposed to the immutable data / append-only data we need for the blockchain use case). Kelvin is available on the Dusk Network's Github page.
Dusk Network | Running the CLI Wallet in our Staging Environment
24 Dec 2019 | 14:08 pm
A Command Line Interfacing (CLI) wallet, meant for use in a terminal, can be used to join consensus as a block generator and provisioner, receive test tokens from the faucet, and send test tokens to any wallet created by other testers. It can also view the balance and transaction history. It runs on any Mac or Linux OS.
Security Tokens: What They Are and How to Invest (in 2020) - Bitcoin Market Journal
Bitcoin Market Journal
22 Dec 2019 | 08:28 am
A security token is a blockchain-based “share” of an underlying asset, such as a company, real estate, or gold. The SEC has made it clear that tokens don’t have to confer ownership in anything to meet the Howey Test. Investors buy tokens expecting to profit off of the performance of the underlying company.
Dusk Network (DUSK) has hit the support of Wedge and formed bullish harmonic BAT move for breakout
21 Dec 2019 | 11:35 am
The price action of Bitcoin has hit the support of the wedge and also hit at lower bands of Bollinger bands and now turning bullish to hit the resistance again. All indicators are turning bullish. The ADX which was previously assigned to –DI (-DI is the line which represents the bears) is down now and +DI (+DI) has crossed up the –DI and is another strong bullish confirmation.
Dusk Network Economic Model, Part III: Enabling Arbitrary Computation
20 Dec 2019 | 14:54 pm
The Dusk Network protocol compensates the consensus participants for validating and appending the transaction-initiated state transitions to the ledger. A distributed ledger can be defined as a global state machine, which executes state transitions through transactions. Dusk Network follows a similar paradigm to Ethereum, limiting the number of computation cycles that each transaction may consume.
Tokenizing London Penthouses and Greek Island Villas
20 Dec 2019 | 14:52 pm
Smartlands has partnered with Sotheby’s International Realty to explore the feasibility of tokenizing multiple pieces of luxury real estate. The company notes two specific properties as holding the potential for tokenization. Smartlands recently formed an alliance with a broker/dealer, bringing support for state-side investors on their platform.
Security Token Offerings Are (Finally) Set for Takeoff in 2020 - CoinDesk
12 Dec 2019 | 17:34 pm
The Satis Group CEO Emma Channing has said security token offerings slowed down in 2019, with notable exceptions such as Blockstack's successful Regulation A+ STO offering. Channing added, "The 2018 delay in secondary market trading of security tokens on ATSs, as well as the sizable bid-ask spread once they did start trading, put a dent in the high liquidity dreams that had driven many STOs."
With Security Tokens, VCs Have a Blockchain Technology They Can Be Confident In
15 Feb 2019 | 06:06 am
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised a combined $11.7 billion in 2018, which is 13% less than they did in 2017. Unlike ICOs, security token offerings (STOs) give investors ownership over a real asset, such as a percentage of a company’s equity or real estate asset. Traditional investors are much more likely to invest in SEC-regulated security tokens than ICOs.