Horizen is the most secure interoperable blockchain ecosystem supported by one of the largest and most decentralized node infrastructures in the industry.
Horizen's sidechain platform focuses on scalable data privacy and enables businesses and developers to custom build their own public or private blockchains using its unique sidechain technology, Zendoo.
Ensuring data integrity and privacy freedom by enabling real-world use cases with the most secure interoperable blockchain ecosystem.
Equipped with zk-SNARKs for elective privacy
Protected against 51% attacks by enhanced consensus, multi-chain block notarization, and TLS end-to-end encryption
Powered by one of the largest and most decentralized node infrastructures in the industry
Designed for extensive commercial usage in a fully customizable decoupled interoperable blockchain ecosystem powered by Zendoo
We consider it a priority to contribute to the broader blockchain ecosystem and body of knowledge. We have multiple active R&D projects in the pipeline with many more planned:
Decentralized Autonomous Organization Treasury Study
Transparency and Fairness
Our goal is to decentralize the decision-making processes for resource allocation and other substantive changes to the system.
The Horizen Improvement Proposal System (ZenIP) standardizes the process for suggesting major changes to the Horizen codebase and protocols. This is a key element of transparent, collaborative, and stable governance. Bringing other organizations into our ecosystem, extending decision-making authority to collaborative processes, like ZenIPs, and ultimately implementing a democratic system where every ZEN holder is a voter.
At Horizen, we believe in and practice Responsible Privacy™
Responsible Privacy™ means we offer you a choice of the privacy you would like to exercise in your activities connected to the Horizen platform. You can choose complete privacy for things like payments to friends and family. Or you can share your information with only certain people, like financial information for a mortgage. You can even let your data be public for things like yearly charitable donations.
We believe everyone has the right to privacy. That’s why we educate about and provide access to privacy. The more that people understand and value privacy, the more it will be properly used and respected.
We don’t condone or encourage criminal activity on our platform and believe privacy is an individual choice that should be used for the good and improvement of society and not for activities that could cause harm.
Private means private. Horizen does not have access to any identifying information when shielded addresses are used.