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..


Horizen Explanation Video

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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Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Country: PA
City: Panama
Zipcode: Unknown
Address: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Mail: abuse@namecheap.com
Creation date: 2018-07-09
Expiration date: 2021-07-09

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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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"We released the first-ever decentralized sidechain protocol in blockchain... but how is that different from what everyone else is building?" Watch Rob Viglione's latest interview with @stunad620 to find out! They discuss Zendoo, HEAP, HDE, and more. https://t.co/Zs92hiXMEU 32 favorite
This is how we've felt since $ZEN:USDT trading pair went live on @Binance. #TheBinanceEffect @flamzyMarshall https://t.co/ycAxOHwFxJ 34 favorite
What level is everyone on?? 😃 https://t.co/KuYhbZJwln 36 favorite
The world generates 2B tonnes of solid waste annually, but not even 50% is recycled. Blockchain technology could ensure efficient recycling management. Thank you for the shout out @deepdive_tech! We would love to see a #Horizen sidechain for this. https://t.co/qNtL1p6BV2 48 favorite
Level 23 already?!😱 https://t.co/AV6Vi9SeJ5 23 favorite
We are excited to share that Horizen has reached 905 in User Activity which put us at the highest FCAS rating S in this category! Horizen remains among the top 10 projects (#9) by FCAS rating. https://t.co/GBqFKP7N7J https://t.co/KkU3jtxPI4 48 favorite
Hey Android users! We need your help beta testing the latest way to earn $ZEN. Jump from platform to platform to reach the flag and collect coins to trade for ZEN along the way. Sign up and test BloxJump for android https://t.co/8XyaDtZq4n 64 favorite
The Weekly Insider starts in 20 minutes! Join us on Discord or YouTube for the latest updates and a live Q&A session. Send us your questions on https://t.co/l5fQvwLu3z Code: 11 54 45 Discord: https://t.co/aFDz0BGGJU YouTube: https://t.co/XuoMbzQFbl 28 favorite
The Horizen Early Adopter Program (HEAP) is an opportunity for developers to gain exclusive and early access to Horizen's newest releases and product features before they are publicly available. Join developers from around the world today. https://t.co/kKFCkIH9qm 40 favorite
Horizen's sidechain and scaling solution, Zendoo, is live on testnet! Zendoo is the first completely decentralized sidechain protocol on the market. We are celebrating this huge achievement with a giveaway! Check out our Gleam page to enter. https://t.co/EYZ2dwZXjC 51 favorite
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Weekly Insider #49 07.16.2020

Horizen Google Trends

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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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Repository Numbers

star 94 Stars
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usb 54 Forks
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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 $ 7.355922 $ 438,899 check
# 2 Binance ZEN/USDT $ 7.382607 $ 370,875 check
# 3 Binance ZEN/ETH $ 7.384021 $ 87,323 check
# 4 Binance ZEN/BNB $ 7.326842 $ 57,043 check
# 5 Bittrex ZEN/BTC $ 7.392521 $ 35,226 check
# 6 Bittrex ZEN/USD $ 7.500000 $ 6,121 check
# 7 HitBTC ZEN/BTC $ 7.365164 $ 139,677 clear
# 8 Huobi ZEN/BTC $ 7.351116 $ 64,334 clear
# 9 Huobi ZEN/ETH $ 7.410427 $ 22,592 clear
# 10 Huobi Korea ZEN/BTC $ 7.359249 $ 397 clear


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