- Exclusive interview. Dusk Network - scalable consensus and low-latency data transmissions BASE.INFO team has interviewed Emanuele Francioni the Tech and Project Lead of Dusk Network project. Aug 2, 2018
The DUSK Network is a decentralized infrastructure that enables fast, anonymous and secure bi-directional transmission of data among equipotent peers, paid for by a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency: DUSK.We conceived the DUSK Network to be the first unrestricted and fully distributed communication network that does not compromise high data-rate transmission capabilities with the security and anonymity of its peers.The system features a new consensus algorithm vastly more efficient than proof-of-work or proof-of-stake called Segregated Byzantine Agreement, and built on top of a low-latency gossip network which utilizes non-repliable datagram and garlic routing in order to prevent IP Address propagation.
Finally, the DUSK Network is complemented with an off-online file transfer mechanism and with realtime Dusk payment channel to enable undetectable and fast peer-to-peer data communication through a technique we call Secure Tunnel Switching.The very existence of freedom of expression, access to cultural heritage, information pluralism and economic liberty depends on the availability of a mean of communication capable of guaranteeing uncontrolled exchange of information and messages.The DUSK Network was conceived for this purpose: to provide its peers with an unsurveilled and unstoppable network infrastructure that grants them the possibility to communicate freely while safeguarding their identities.
Everything within DUSK Network is skewed toward decentralization, privacy and communication efficiency: from the anonymous transport layer which solves IP tracking to the Secure Tunnel Switching protocol which allows efficient data transmission paid for through a blockchain-based digital cash called DUSK.DUSK Network uses the novel Segregated Byzantine Agreement protocol where the network intensive tasks of block verification, voting and notarisation are carried out by non-transactional nodes called Provisioners and are kept separated (i.e. segregated) from block generation. The latter is accomplished by normal transactional nodes competing in a non-interactive cryptographic lottery sortition. This combines the resilience of Player Replaceability with the privacy of Zero Knowledge Range Proof and Stealth transactions.