Fast & Confidential Transactions: Proof of Blind Bid Settlement finality within 15 seconds, full data privacy in the consensus layer, transactional layer and contract layer. Even gas payments have strict confidentiality, all the while guaranteeing low latency and fast finality. Encouraging Global Collaboration Unlike, costly participation in private and permissioned blockchain consortia, the Public and Open Source Dusk Network is affordable and cost-efficient. With Dusk, any business can access privacy-preserving blockchain infrastructure. Safe & Compliance Comply with existing legislation, such as GDPR data protection regulation, and financial market directives. With security as our number one priority: we use formal verification techniques to prove the correctness of the underlying algorithms, the technology is hardened by testing, and libraries and code are in progress of audits and peer-review.