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HORIZEN ROADMAP

A SUSTAINABLY DECENTRALIZED ECOSYSTEM

HORIZEN MISSION

Building a fair and 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.

2017
Q3

Expanded privacy features

2017
Q4

Secure Nodes Live

2018
Q1

IOHK R&D partnership

  • Team expansion
  • New website launched + soft rebrand
  • 20+ partnerships & integrations along the way!
2018
2018
Q4

Super Nodes Live

  • Release flagship app (Radical Usability)
  • Begin SDK design for sidechains
  • Begin Sidechains prototype
  • Public Accounting System (Radical Transparency)
2019
Q1

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.16 - Successful hardfork && Sprout zk-SNARKS circuit && Increased robustness and speed && Zk- SNARKS upstream vulnerability fix
  • Node tracker upgrades 0.4.0
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.1.0b
  • Sidechain development begins && Research and proof of concept && Framework selection
  • Horizen Academy launch
2019
Q2

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.17
  • Moves to public repository
  • Two Sphere by Horizen upgrades
  • Sidechain development progresses && SDK Alpha development began && Consensus selection: Ouroboros Praos
  • Merchant directory release
2019
Q3

Platform
(Sidechain nodes live on testnet)

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.18
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.0b
  • ZEN Faucet upgrades
  • Horizen Developer Environment (HDE) development begins
  • Multiple sidechain nodes live on testnet
2019
Q4

Sidechain Alpha

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.19
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.2b
  • Sidechain development && Sidechain Alpha && Begins development for Beta && Mainchain implementation of sidechain support
  • ZEN Faucet improvements
2020
Q1

Sidechain Beta 1Q

  • Sidechain Beta 1Q - parallel testnet
  • Kick off Voting using ID study Q1-4Q (UNC)
  • Sphere Desktop issues
  • Sphere Desktop modifications for sidechains
  • Node tracker improvements
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (third party)
  • HDE beta public testing
  • Academy Lite on Medium
  • Publish Academy Expert content
2020
Q2

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0:Extended Model Mainchain support - parallel testnet
  • Block explorer upgrade
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (Sapling / Sprout Groth16)
  • Academy ebook
  • Node Tracker improvements
2020
Q3

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 move to official testnet
  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 code fixes
  • Academy rewards
  • HDE Team Requests
  • Node Tracker improvements
2020
Q4

Sidechain SDK

  • SDK add extended model 4Q in Testnet
  • SDK + extended model audit
  • Publish Voting using ID study (UNC)
  • Academy social badges
  • HDE Leaderboard
  • HDE Proposal system
  • Node Tracker improvements

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