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ZenNodes

BRING TRUE DECENTRALIZATION
TO BLOCKCHAIN

Horizen has the largest node networks in the industry with
a multi-tiered node system!

Horizen’s massive and geographically dispersed node network improves the scalability, reliability, security and speed of the network.

Horizen’s node infrastructure supports the public main blockchain and all sidechains would be more succinct.

Active Nodes

Three types of Horizen Nodes

regular-node

Regular Full Nodes

The Standard

Not incentivized

All public blockchains require full nodes. They:
  • are typically wallets running an instance of Horizen’s core software
  • hold an up to date copy of the blockchain
  • are contactable via IP address with the correct open (default: 9033)
secure-node

Secure Nodes

The Enhanced
 active Secure Nodes
Incentive: 10% of the block reward
Secure Nodes enable security and resilience of the Horizen network with enhanced point-to-point encryption and decentralization. They employ specific enhancements and function more than a regular node or masternode.
Secure node tracker
Requirement
42 ZEN
Stake 42 ZEN per node in a transparent address
Processor and Memory
to meet computational challenges run on a server
92% Reliability
Keep the node up and running at least 92% of the time
TLS Certficate
Valid, unexpired and maintained, from a trusted TLS certificate authority
Horizen Blockchain
Maintain and propagate a full copy
secure-node

Super Nodes

The Supercharged
 active Secure Nodes
Incentive: 10% of the block reward
Super Nodes bring major improvements to the Horizen ecosystem that enable a sidechain platform for an unlimited amount of blockchains and dapps. They also allow tracking and payment of Secure Nodes to be moved on-chain or in protocol.
SUPER NODE TRACKER
Requirement
500 ZEN
Stake ZEN in a transparent address per node
8GB of RAM or More
to meet a computational challenge run on a server
96% Reliability
Keep the node up and running at least 96% of the time
Multiple CPU Cores
to achieve challenge times under 100 seconds
100GB of Storage Capacity or More
Not including OS and main blockchain
Not tech savvy?

Set up your Nodes the easy way and earn 10% of the block reward now!

Join the conversation with our Secure Node operators on Horizen Discord