Dusk Network Development Update - October

A monthly development update series created to embrace the transparency and inclusivity that we strive for at Dusk Network.

Development

An eventful month for the development team at Dusk! With the core cryptography module almost done and dusted, we are slowly starting to ramp up our work on the most unique module of Dusk Network - the consensus module. Our cryptography module consists of Ristretto curve, Bulletproof, MLSAG and Pedersen Commitment implementations alongside helper cryptographic functions. Parallelly, our developers have been working on a wiring module - the artery of the platform. The wiring module, otherwise known as a networking layer, includes Secure Tunnel Switching (STS) and Garlic Routing.

We are on track to launch the devnet in December 2018, which will enable the community to see the project’s core modules in action and allow the team to assess the performance metrics on a live network. More details about the launch will be revealed later.

Research

The addition of Dmitry Khovratovich, the co-creator of Equihash, Argon2 and Guru algorithms is crucial in our mission to innovate. With his help, the team is researching alternative mechanisms to non-interactive verifiable secret sharing, which can potentially increase the throughput of the consensus while continuing to conceal the blind bids. Apart from the aforementioned research, Dmitry is helping the team to improve our cryptography library.

Our team is in the process of reworking the Dusk Network technical documentation. Having improved on a few major technical aspects of the original whitepaper, we think that it is the right time to update the outdated documentation. We are scheduling the release of the updated whitepaper and a brand new SBA⋆ technical paper alongside the testnet launch in Q1 2019.

Community

With the announcement of our partnership with iFinex, Dusk Network has secured a dual free listing on both Bitfinex and Ethfinex, as well as becoming the first token to be offered through the Ethfinex Token Sale platform.

After a successful conclusion of the Telegram AMA with Richard Sanders, the co-founder of CipherBlade and Dusk Foundation Advisor, the team is working hard to plan similar events with other team members and advisors.

How to learn more about Dusk Network
The Dusk Network is a project coordinated by the Dusk Foundation. We are a decentralized ecosystem entirely focused on providing the perfect trade-off between privacy and transparency. Dusk protects privacy and fits regulations in payments, communications and asset transfers.

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