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: 2020-07-09

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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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Increase your #Horizen faucet earnings by 1.5x! Simply verify your wallet address on the 'Extra Rewards' tab when you log in. https://t.co/vgzSNSZm6D https://t.co/1PzFx7yaqa 72 favorite
Complying with a #StayHome order and nowhere to get a hair cut? #Horizen DIY Quarantine Hairstyle Kit comes to the rescue! Head to our store and grab one now, they are going fast! https://t.co/JisCpev2Cr https://t.co/OAuGvOS04t 34 favorite
Join us tomorrow at 11:30 EDT/ 3:30 UTC for the #Horizen Weekly Insider. We will discuss the latest project updates including Horizen sidechain progress, dev team tasks, and more. Join us on Discord: https://t.co/d5mD3vXSVv https://t.co/aOFku4CTEd 24 favorite
The #Horizen Q1 2020 Livestream is starting. Join the team for more information about Ginger-lib, Sidechains, a live Q&A session, and more! Be part of the conversation on YouTube 33 favorite
The #Horizen Q1 2020 Live Stream starts in an hour. We will see you there! Follow us on YouTube now for notifications https://t.co/CIO3griD6i https://t.co/286hnKQt6v 18 favorite
Hosting #Horizen nodes is easy when working with one of our vetted third-party providers. Learn more about Horizen nodes and see discounts for some of our providers on our Node Hosting page. https://t.co/Isg9Cr4vkj 50 favorite
#Horizen co-founder @robviglione discusses Horizen sidechains, our project, and decentralization in the latest interview with @CryptoCoinShow. Watch it today📺 https://t.co/uaRtHRcCqC 39 favorite
We are excited to announce that our development contribution to zk-SNARKs is now public! Ginger-lib is a new zk-SNARK library that enables developers to build scalable privacy solutions into applications while maintaining network speed and security https://t.co/WJKYQ8r7mD 136 favorite
Join us this Wednesday, Apr. 1 at 1 PM EST/ 5 PM UTC for our Q1 2020 Live Stream! The team has updates on #HorizenSidechains, active and complete project timelines, and there will be a live Q&A at the end. Follow us on YouTube for notifications. https://t.co/CIO3griD6i https://t.co/tmEYHq6Jqi 53 favorite
Our Discord channel is a great way to learn more about the #Horizen project through our public weekly team calls, get help from our service team, and more. Join us today https://t.co/d5mD3vXSVv https://t.co/ZoO5cc3EsA 74 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.

Code line changes (+/-)

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

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Horizen Price Prediction

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Horizen Team

Horizen Lead

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 $ 5.760422 $ 101,131 check
# 2 Bittrex ZEN/BTC $ 5.814322 $ 20,398 check
# 3 Bittrex ZEN/USD $ 5.800000 $ 13,634 check
# 4 Binance ZEN/ETH $ 5.783041 $ 13,199 check
# 5 Binance ZEN/BNB $ 5.731966 $ 11,284 check
# 6 HitBTC ZEN/BTC $ 5.785212 $ 46,054 clear
# 7 IDAX ZEN/BTC $ 5.799378 $ 38,053 clear
# 8 Huobi ZEN/BTC $ 5.792295 $ 20,906 clear
# 9 Huobi ZEN/ETH $ 5.736707 $ 6,927 clear
# 10 Huobi Korea ZEN/BTC $ 5.804831 $ 76 clear


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