Dusk Network

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Capital Markets · Infrastructure · Privacy & Cyber Security
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Dusk Network

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Capital Markets · Infrastructure · Privacy & Cyber Security

DLT for tokenizing financial instruments

Netherlands, Amsterdam

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Hi we’re Dusk Network!

Dusk Network is an open source blockchain for financial applications. Data protection and privacy-preservation play a major role in Dusk Network, as well as its design for regulatory compliance. The blockchain is eco-friendly, thanks to its Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism; a novel and efficient method of reaching agreement on the current state of the global ledger. Uniquely, the privacy-preserving blockchain is able to create smart contracts. Companies use the Dusk Network to power financial applications, issue tokens, trade and collaborate on a global scale. Dusk Network is built by a team of experts from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Key objective

To enable any size enterprise to collaborate at scale, meet compliance requirements and ensure that personal and transaction data remains confidential.

Slogan / Motto

The Privacy Blockchain for Financial Applications

Use cases

Asset Tokenization


Team members

Emanuele Francioni Founder & Technical Director


Inventor of the Dusk Network blockchain and the Segregated Byzantine Agreement consensus mechanism. Author of the Dusk Network whitepaper. Emanuele Francioni (Tomtom, Commerzbank and Vitrociset) has 20 years in R&D, tech leadership and software development on Byzantine Fault Tolerance systems, distributed computing, sensor networks and cryptography. Together with Fulvio, he published four patents in the realm of IoT, sensor networking, positioning system and blockchain.

Pascal Putman Co-Founder & Commercial Director


Pascal Putman (ABN Amro, PostNL) specializes in New Business Development and IT advisory. After finishing the PostNL Talent Programme, he founded a consulting start-up in the blockchain space where he helped newly funded companies to build a go-to-market strategy. As a hands on consultant and manager in his former companies, he has vast expertise in creating entire infrastructures as well as pushing new IT products to market.

Fulvio Venturelli Co-Founder & DevOps


Fulvio Venturelli (Amazon, Excite, TomTom) is a software engineer at heart. Specializes in project management, software architecture and infrastructure. Together with Emanuele, he published four patents in the realm of IoT, sensor networking, positioning system and blockchain.

Mels Dees Co-Founder & Marketing Director


As a Co-Founder and experienced digital growth strategist, Mels Dees leads Dusk Network’s marketing and communications. Prior to founding Dusk Network, he graduated Cum Laude from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, consulted RaboBank on its IFRS 9 implementation, and founded a blockchain consultancy boutique where he built go-to-market strategies for newly funded companies.

Jelle Pol Founder & Business Director


Jelle Pol is in charge of business at Dusk. He started his career at the aPaaS platform Mendix, which was recently acquired by Siemens. After experiencing what it is like to work for a scale up, he went on to play a key role in the Technical Innovation department at Shell, where he founded the blockchain team. During his time in the blockchain team the first three blockchain projects were started and Shell joined the EWF and Ethereum Enterprise Alliance. He finished his career at Shell in Renewable Energies, before venturing out to start his own ventures in the blockchain space.

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Utility tokens
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Blockwall Management GmbH
Maven 11 Capital
Cipherblade Ltd
Olymp Capital
Wentworth Hall


Dusk Network Takes ‘Around 10%’ Stake in Dutch Stock Exchange

Security token platform Dusk Network has become a shareholder of a Dutch stock exchange as part of both firms' plans for share tokenization.

6 months ago

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Bitfinex owner invests more than $1 million in upcoming security token exchange Dusk Network

iFinex, the owner of crypto exchange Bitfinex, has invested more than $1 million in upcoming security token exchange Dusk Network.

9 months ago

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Dusk Network Plans to Tokenize Equity for Thousands of Dutch Companies

Dusk Network has partnered with Firm24, one of the Benelux region's largest shareholder registries, for the tokenization initiative.

a year ago

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