Dusk Network Aims to Become a RegDeFi Ecosystem Worth $100 Billion+

Justin Roberti
4 min readApr 29, 2021

Dusk Network’s first annual Duskcon was a chance to show progress to match their ambition as global privacy network for decentralized financial apps.

Dusk Network’s first annual Duskcon was a chance to show progress to match their ambition as global privacy network for decentralized financial apps.

DuskCon, held on April 9th, was Dusk Network’s first chance to show off what they have been up to since 2018. Their goal is to become the world’s first privacy blockchain for RegDeFi applications and a decentralized financial ecosystem scaled to hundreds of billions of dollars in value.

Despite the slightly dampened energy that seems to go along with virtual events vs. their pre-2020 counterparts, DuskNetwork’s inaugural DuskCon event was smoothly produced from a studio in Amsterdam.

Jelle Pol, Founder & Business Director of Dusk Network and Emanuele Francioni, Co-Founder of Dusk Network, gave the intro and opening remarks. Pol explained that because it is a virtual event they will set a more “uptempo” tone with nearly 20 talks in a two-hour event.

Emanuele Francioni helped set the tone and goals of the event.

“We are incredibly excited to showcase what we’ve been working on for so long. So humble, excited to share with you,” Francioni said. “The cryptocurrency revolution showed us what you can do with programmable money… The whole DeFi movement created an explosion of different applications… that can be combined into new and exciting financial services,” Francioni said.

Francioni said that there had been many challenges to the ambitious vision of Dusk Network, but the greatest challenge is privacy.

“Lack of privacy is the reason why before Dusk Network, any attempt to get the financial sector to adopt blockchain technology has failed. Without privacy, you cannot have regulatory compliance and you cannot have serious business adoption,” Francioni said. “That is the reason we…

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Justin Roberti

Justin has written & made media for 20+ yrs— gaming, media, tech, fintech, & web culture. Producer https://www.growthmanifesto.com/podcast . Twitter: @sensible