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HORIZEN: Mandatory Software Upgrade — ZEN 2.0.19, The Highest Priority Areas of Development

Biweekly update 25th September — 13th October

Hello, our dear followers! We are glad to tell you about Horizen and its progress. There is a few news we want to share with you. So, we are going to write brief information about them, and we hope you will like all of them. To put it briefly, the main focus of the foundation is development.

First of all, ZEN 2.0.19 replaces the current version, ZEN 2.0.18, which is set to deprecate (no longer run). The focus of this version is general maintenance and includes improvements like new DNS seed nodes for testnet and mainnet, and updated OpenSSL dependency. The update also includes the fix for the Zcash vulnerability CVE-2019–17048, aka “PING.” The upgrade will occur around 26th October.

Moreover, according to the latest live stream, the team is focused on development. The highest priority area of development is the Sidechain SDK. Developers achieved the results, as follow: Multiple sidechain nodes live on devnet, Synchronization between two nodes working correctly — both nodes have the same state, Additional synchronization tests in case of forks are in progress. Also, the dev team focused on Mainchain implementation of Sidechain, ZEND, ZancashJS, and Sphere.

To end with, Horizen did a great job. We may see that the development team is making the project more helpful every day, and community managers are engaged in becoming ZEN more popular. Of course, we are going to follow the company, which can change our vision of privacy. Keep up the excellent work!

Development

Github metrics:

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io):

Horizen Live Stream 4 Sept 2019 — Community Activity and Team Updates

Mandatory Software Upgrade: ZEN 2.0.19 Coming Soon

All exchanges, mining pools, node operators, and full node wallet users must upgrade to ZEN 2.0.19 prior to block #610000, which will occur around October 26th

ZEN 2.0.19 replaces the current version, ZEN 2.0.18, which is set to deprecate (no longer run).

The focus of this version is general maintenance and includes improvements like new DNS seed nodes for testnet and mainnet, and updated OpenSSL dependency. The update also includes the fix for the Zcash vulnerability CVE-2019–17048 aka “PING”.

UPDATES ON ZEN 2.0.19

  1. External dependency updated;
  2. New DNS seed nodes for testnet and mainnet included;
  3. Zcash’ fix for vulnerability CVE-2019–17048 aka “PING” included.

Please Update Your ZEN software before the 26th of October.

The new 2.0.19 version will be available at https://github.com/ZencashOfficial/zen/releases/latest or through the APT repository at the end of October.

Additional notices will be shared when the release is available.

What happens if you do not upgrade before the 26th of October?

  1. Exchanges and Partners: you will not be able to access your funds until you upgrade to the latest version.
  2. Pool operators: ZEND will not work and thus you will not be able to mine ZEN until you upgrade to ZEN 2.0.19.
  3. Node operators: ZEND will not work and thus you will not be eligible to earn ZEN until you upgrade to ZEN 2.0.19.
  4. Full node wallet users (Swing wallet, Sphere by Horizen): you will not be able to access your funds until you upgrade to the latest wallet version.

Social encounters

ZEN Faucet Q&A

Q: My faucet account has been banned. What do I do?

A: Open a ticket with our ZenHelp desk. They will assist you.

Q: My faucet account has been banned more than once. What do I do?

A: If you have been banned more than once, contact our ZenHelp desk. They will look into this issue with you.

Q: The faucet says that I can’t use a proxy, but I am not using one. What do I do?

A: Contact our ZenHelp desk. They are the only ones able to look into this with you.

Q: Where can I get a wallet?

A: Easy! Check out our wallets page to find one that fits your needs.

Q: I haven’t received my faucet funds. What do I do?

A: You just have to open a ticket with our ZenHelp desk. They will assist you.

Q: I have feedback about my experience. Who do I contact?

A: Your feedback is incredibly important. Join our Marketing channel on Discord and share your feedback with us!

General Q&A

What is Horizen?

Horizen empowers users to transact and communicate securely through Sphere by Horizen, the flagship application. The cryptocurrency, ZEN, uses advanced cryptography for optional privacy. The upcoming sidechain implementation and Software Development Kit enables the development of public or private secure and scalable blockchain applications utilizing Horizen’s open source technology and public infrastructure. Learn more.

Where can we follow you on social media?

Horizen has accounts available in many languages. Check out the list below to find your preferred language.

  1. Twitter: English, French, Japanese, Spanish,
  2. Facebook: English, French, Georgian, Spanish
  3. Telegram: English,
  4. Discord: Over 15+ languages available on our server

Where can I buy ZEN?

You can top up on ZEN on over 30+ exchanges.

Where can I use my ZEN?

You can use ZEN to chat with your friends privately on Sphere by Horizen our flagship application. You can also look through our merchant directory to see if any shops near you accept ZEN.

Can I mine ZEN?

Yes, absolutely. Check out the mining page for more information.

How can I run a ZEN node?

Horizen has one of the largest node networks in the industry. Learn more about the nodes and find resources on how to start one on the ZenNodes page.

Finance

Source: CoinMarketCap

Roadmap

Updated RoadMap

Social media metrics

Social media activity:

Social media dynamics:

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Horizen Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

This is not financial advice.

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