The Horizen Architecture

dApps, products & services

Bring blockchain benefits to life through real-world usability.

The Zendoo Sidechain Platform

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

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

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The native cryptocurrency of Horizen. It fuels the project and its optional privacy feature allows you to control your digital footprint.

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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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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 has an optional privacy feature that allows you to control your digital footprint. ZEN offers two different types of addresses:

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Regular addresses for making Bitcoin-like transactions, which are public and transparent on the blockchain.


Also known as shielded addresses. Transactions between Z-addresses are completely private and anonymous.