Making Blockchain Technology Accessible to Business — The Launch of Horizen Labs

Horizen Labs
Apr 11, 2019 · 3 min read

Hello World! Today we’ve officially launched Horizen Labs, a blockchain technology company that enables businesses to build distributed ledger solutions that are fast, secure, private and scalable.

Our mission is simple — making distributed ledger technology accessible for businesses. We are doing this by leveraging Horizen’s robust, privacy-focused public infrastructure and our proprietary sidechain deployment product.

We initially aimed to raise $2 million in seed funding, however, we exceeded our original goal by raising $4 million from Digital Currency Group, Liberty City Ventures, and independent investors. Our many investors agree that today’s market highly demands Sidechain-as-a-Serivce products that are effective and easy to deploy.

Horizen Labs CEO Robert Viglione said:

Robert Viglione, Horizen Labs CEO

“We have seen considerable demand from customers and businesses for custom blockchain solutions that are not expensive and time-consuming to build. Through Horizen Labs’ proprietary Sidechain-as-a-Service platform, we aim to let companies benefit from the high-level security of Horizen, a privacy-focused blockchain platform with the largest node network in the industry. Our platform removes development obstacles and offers fast, simplified deployment and integration, as well as pre-built functional sidechains.”

Horizen Labs is spearheading this initiative by helping a variety of third-party enterprises integrate sidechains into their businesses. We are working with design partners in different verticals to bring our first sidechain solutions to market. Through these key partnerships, we can ensure that our products are of high quality and usable for a wide spectrum of business use cases upon market release. Our team aims to bring cutting-edge blockchain research and development to real-world use cases.

Barry Silbert, Founder, and CEO of Digital Currency Group, said:

Barry Silbert, Founder, and CEO of DCG

“Horizen Labs provides a seamless way for businesses to incorporate customized digital ledger technology into their operations, removing a significant barrier to blockchain adoption and advancing the industry as a whole. We are thrilled to support Rob and his team as they continue to develop the Horizen platform.”

The Horizen Labs team consists of the top minds in the blockchain, engineering, infrastructure, legal, business development, marketing, and more. The team is headed by Rob Viglione (CEO) and Dean Steinbeck (COO), with the help of Liat Aaronson (Chief Strategy Officer), Alberto (Chief Architect), Maurizio (VP of Sales and Engineering) and Rosario Pabst (SVP of Product & Engineering). To view the entire team, click here.

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