Horizen (ZEN)

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Horizen Short Description

Horizen (formerly ZenCash) is an incentive-driven application platform with optional zk-SNARK based privacy features that aims to provide everyone with complete control of their digital footprint. Launched in May 2017 (no ICO and no pre-mine), the leading-edge platform enables real-life use cases beyond the ZEN currency, including the ability to privately chat with others, publish information and go anywhere on the web with complete privacy.

The team is working towards releasing the Horizen platform upon the world so that anyone can build privacy-based applications with the option to monetise their creations. This will allow Horizen to bring thousands of real-life services to the mass market. The platform itself is being built on top of a truly decentralised side-chain based system powered by Horizen’s multi-tier node network.

The project utilises a sustainable funding mechanism and intends to empower all ZEN holders with decision making authority via a treasury governance system designed in collaboration with their partners, Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK). Horizen has one of the largest node networks in the industry with 21,000 reachable nodes across 56 countries, a passionate worldwide community, a team of over 50 professionals, and an ambitious roadmap driven by continuous investments in cutting-edge research and development..


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Horizen Live Stream 9 Jan 2019 - Community Activity and Team Updates | Horizen

Update from Horizen team hosted by Rob Viglione (@finpunk), Rolf Versluis (@blockops), Rosario Pabst (@zench1ck) Big Picture - Accomplishments ...

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Horizen Whitepaper

Horizen is an inclusive ecosystem where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions. Horizen’s massively scalable platform enables businesses and developers to quickly and affordably create their own public or private blockchains on the largest node network in the industry. Horizen’s Sidechain SDK provides all necessary components for easy and fast deployment of a fully customizable blockchain.

The whitepaper of Horizen is 23 Pages long.

The most influencial keywords are: Communities, Develop, Securely, Zencash, Decentralization, Competitive, Nodes, Governance, Government, and Transactions.

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Horizen Competitors

  • 1.) Hush

    Hush is a token, secure messaging platform, and fork of the Zcash 1.0.9 codebase. As its own unique blockchain network, HUSH acts as not only a store of value but a medium of exchange for using the secure messaging platform. This “messaging” function is also the mechanism for sending and receiving transactions.

  • 2.) Zcash

    Zcash is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency that provides strong privacy protections. Shielded transactions hide the sender, recipient, and value on the blockchain. If Bitcoin is like http for money, Zcash is https—a secure transport layer. For the first 4 years, Zcash's founders get 20% of the block rewards, effectively making 10% of total supply (2.1 million ZEC).

  • 3.) Komodo

    The Komodo Platform focuses on providing complete end-to-end blockchain solutions for developers of any level and any industry. It is simple yet powerful, offering customized blockchain solutions that are easy to deploy, and configurable to meet your needs.


Horizen Product Analysis

Horizen was founded back in May 2017. Its source code was released publicly on github on January 2018 under the Other license.
Organization wise, Horizens Development is Semi-centralized and is being developed under the lead of Gustavo Fialho.

The consensus on which the Horizen network is run is called Proof of Work, while the underlying algorithm is called Equihash.
In the current state of Horizen currently is On-going development

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Horizen Communities & Events

Horizen is an inclusive ecosystem built on its massively scalable blockchain platform where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions. Launched in 2017, our leading-edge platform enables real-life uses outside of our cryptocurrency, ZEN.

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Horizen is a privacy-oriented blockchain platform that leverages zero knowledge cryptography for money, messaging and media.

For price discussion/trading visit @zentraders

Horizen Website- https://horizen.global
Horizen Blog- https://blog.horizen.global

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Official Twitter account for Horizen

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Congratulations @robviglione on making the Top 10 Most Important Crypto Influencers! https://t.co/KUZBU803Tb 22 favorite
We love this review of our 51% attack solution by @anneouyang! Thank you for taking the time to analyze our solution. https://t.co/zxHnvzmF7h 40 favorite
Interested in building your own dApps like #LamboRegistry?Join HEAP and build on #Zendoo today. https://t.co/kKFCkIH9qm https://t.co/6WRx1J9d0D 18 favorite
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Major League Hacking, a student-focused hackathon league. #Horizen and @MLHacks share a common goal to empower our communities via technology and education. Read our official announcement for details. https://t.co/KNfMrxjxmD 43 favorite
The new #Horizen roadmap is here.😀 Find out what's coming to our ecosystem next. 🗓️ https://t.co/JjFDYdCGMp 44 favorite
Weekly Engineering Update: - Zendoo Beta: - Creating document to formalize incentive schemes. Topics include distribution of fees between provers, forgers, cert submitter, etc. Proofs orchestration mechanism. Forward transfer fees. Mainchain backward transfer requests 40 favorite
We are thrilled about the healthy increase in project growth. #Horizen is still among the top 10 projects by FCAS rating! Thank you for sharing #Zendoo with your community @flipsidecrypto. https://t.co/6fHh9sKgJC 65 favorite
The three-part Horizen Sidechain guest blog series by Xavier Garreau is here! These technical blogs cover each step of setting up your own #Zendoo node and blockchain, and transferring ZEN from mainchain to sidechain. Read the first article here. https://t.co/agW3XwCttI 79 favorite
Our #LamboRegistry Live Demo is coming in a couple of weeks. This demo will go over the build of Lambo Registry and the design. The webinar is exclusive for our HEAP members. Sign up today to ensure you get an invite! https://t.co/kKFCkIH9qm 37 favorite
With the resurgence of scams targeting our community, we wanted to remind everyone to follow our safety guidelines. Keep your $ZEN safe with these easy steps! https://t.co/58vBzsOKE5 49 favorite
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Horizen Github Analysis

Code Updates (Commits)

Every change to the codebase of Horizen is registered as a commit. More active projects have many commits, dead projects nearly none.

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Extending a project results in many new lines of code. Changing existing code results in nearly the same amount of additions and deletions. Projects that are growing show a large number of code additions with relatively few deletions.

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Horizen Price Prediction

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Horizen Team

Horizen Team Leader

Rob Viglione - Team lead
Rob is a former physicist and mathematician with experience working on Bitshares, BlockPay, Zclassic, Seasteading and Bitgate. He's currently a PhD Candidate in Finance researching cryptofinance and teaching “Bitcoin & Blockchain Applications in Finance. Rob holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and the PMP certification. He is a passionate libertarian who advocates peace, freedom, and respect for individual life.

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Horizen Team Members (51)

Gustavo Fialho

Director of user experience


Dean Steinbeck

General counsel


Rosario Pabst

Director of operations and marketing


Rowan Stone

Director of business development


Alberto Garoffolo

Director of engineering


Rolf Versluis

Executive advisor


Pier Stabilini

Software manager

Pierre Schiro

Senior software developer

Franck De Girolami

Senior software developer


Wayne Dawson

Senior software developer

Nicola Onassis

Senior software developer


Idan Gelbourt

Senior software developer

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Horizen Markets

# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Binance ZEN/BTC $ 10.60537 $ 782,110 check
# 2 Binance ZEN/ETH $ 10.60682 $ 130,881 check
# 3 Binance ZEN/BNB $ 10.60519 $ 98,723 check
# 4 Bittrex ZEN/BTC $ 10.55911 $ 66,933 check
# 5 Binance ZEN/USDT $ 10.60211 $ 635,391 check
# 6 Bittrex ZEN/USD $ 10.44714 $ 27,195 check
# 7 Huobi ZEN/BTC $ 10.53691 $ 161,969 clear
# 8 Huobi ZEN/ETH $ 10.55271 $ 38,557 clear
# 9 Huobi Korea ZEN/BTC $ 10.53401 $ 2,432 clear
# 10 Huobi Korea ZEN/ETH $ 10.55271 $ 11 clear


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