The Horizen Architecture

dApps, products & services

Bring blockchain benefits to life through real-world usability.

EON

Powered by Horizen, EON is a fully EVM-compatible sidechain and smart contract platform built with massive scalability in mind.

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The Zendoo Sidechain Platform

The most decentralized and customizable scaling solution with an open-sourced SDK.

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Infrastructure

A powerful foundation supported by the largest and most distributed multi-tiered node network in the industry.

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ZEN

ZEN is more than the native cryptocurrency of Horizen. It is the native gas token powering the ecosystem, enabling the connections between our different chains.

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Infrastructure

A robust infrastructure powered by the largest and most distributed multi-tiered node network in the industry.

Horizen's multi-tiered node network has 45,455 active nodes. It makes the Horizen platform extremely secure and resilient against malicious actors and power failures.Horizen node operators receive 10% of the block reward.

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Sidechain Platform

A scalable general-purpose blockchain system with a novel Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol that enables an unbounded and fully decentralized sidechain ecosystem.

Sidechains enable blockchain scalability and extensibility by creating platform and application layers that are bound to the mainchain without imposing a significant burden.

Horizen Sidechain Solutions come with an open-source Software Development Kit (SDK)

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Cryptocurrency

ZEN, the native cryptocurrency of Horizen, is the first cryptocurrency with fully end-to-end encryption at the node and internode level.

ZEN is a Proof-of-Work, Equihash-based, mineable cryptocurrency. It's more than the native cryptocurrency of Horizen. It is the native gas token powering the ecosystem, enabling the connections between our different chains.

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