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.
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Country: PA
City: Panama
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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

Launched in 2017, Horizen’s leading-edge platform enables real-life uses outside of their cryptocurrency - ZEN. Horizen is a massively scalable general-purpose blockchain system that enables an unbounded and fully decentralized sidechain ecosystem. Horizen is creating an ecosystem with a censorship-resistant peer-to-peer network owned by its users, permissionless in participation, and constructed with incentives for endogenous growth. Horizen’s goal is to create a sidechain system that enables real-world applications to be mapped on a fully distributed, secure, privacy-preserving blockchain architecture, and sharing the use of ZEN as a well established and tradable token with real value. Such a system will allow developers the creation of decentralized applications implemented as sidechains to the Horizen main blockchain with their own logic and data.

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 a massively scalable general-purpose blockchain system that enables an unbounded and fully decentralized sidechain ecosystem. 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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🤩 look at all that swag! https://t.co/FnR8T5y0nG 11 favorite
Happy Lunar New Year from the #Horizen team. Wishing you an abundance of happiness and prosperity in the Year of the Rat. https://t.co/SVvVd6wThT 87 favorite
Congratulations A. Hacava! Our week 2 Winner! Enter to the Horizen Sidechain T-shirt Giveaway week 3. Just watch: https://t.co/H8HkvV9T33 To enter, leave the answer to our question on the vid: What do you like most about our cross-chain transfer protocol? Winner announced 1/31 https://t.co/s2xhQgqvKf 48 favorite
Congratulations to the winners of the #Horizen New Community Member Giveaway. 🎉 @outusuke, @NassraouiMoatez, @coolsports2009! We will contact you shortly via email with further details. https://t.co/MERIRNBAjM 63 favorite
Weekly Engineering Update: - New whitepaper: Technical review completed. Now porting to final format. - Implementation of Extended Model: Introduction of proper elliptic curves, primitives and snark gadgets needed. We plan to make the library public in future. 28 favorite
It's the last day to enter our giveaway. Head to our giveaway page for details https://t.co/fRUgFZEdnT 28 favorite
Congratulations to our friends at @HuobiGlobal! Watch the debut of their brokerage with @Ciara_Huobi on @cheddar. https://t.co/rMrpFePXB6 37 favorite
In reflecting on the history of cryptocurrencies over their lifetime, there’s one pattern that jumps out. Each wave of interest in the crypto space was created by new developments in the ecosystem... Check out the article on use cases by @Cointelegraph https://t.co/xWVgoexz5I 107 favorite
It's the last day to enter to win this exclusive sidechain tshirt! Entry is easy. Just watch the video below and comment on the video to answer the question! https://t.co/ixQ7XiUQGn 55 favorite
Our weekly insider starts in 20 minutes! Join us on Discord for the latest project updates. Discord: https://t.co/d5mD3vGhwV Send us your questions for the live Q&A https://t.co/l5fQvwLu3z Code: 838310 https://t.co/eBKkr7ZLeO 57 favorite
Name Date Description
Crypto 2020 Summit 01.29.2020
Quarterly Livestream 01.29.2020
Weekly Insider 01.30.2020
Sphere Release 01.31.2020

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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usb 47 Forks
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Horizen Price Prediction

$ 9.701001 (-2.4%) arrow_drop_down

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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 $ 9.883187 $ 90,664 check
# 2 Binance ZEN/ETH $ 9.933735 $ 16,775 check
# 3 Bittrex ZEN/BTC $ 9.790386 $ 10,727 check
# 4 Binance ZEN/BNB $ 9.871820 $ 2,833 check
# 5 Bittrex ZEN/USD $ 9.828290 $ 1,536 check
# 6 IDAX ZEN/BTC $ 9.922028 $ 99,089 clear
# 7 HitBTC ZEN/BTC $ 9.892375 $ 35,066 clear
# 8 Huobi ZEN/BTC $ 9.903401 $ 16,725 clear
# 9 Huobi ZEN/ETH $ 9.860594 $ 1,383 clear
# 10 OKEx ZEN/USDT $ 9.900716 $ 1,365 clear


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