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HORIZEN: Monthly Live Update, Top Rating, Host Horizen MeetUp, New Listing

Biweekly update 24th July — 7th August


Github metrics:

Developer activity (from

Social encounters

  • Latest Interview with Rob Viglione

“Horizen is more than just a privacy coin. We are a privacy ecosystem, making our coin more usable for average users.” — the Horizen team

Horizen meetups are a great way to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchain, privacy, and its project! Come meet team members and fellow enthusiasts at a meetup near you.

Upcoming events:

Join Horizen this Wednesday 08/07 at 1 PM EST/ 5 PM UTC. The team has a few HUGE new updates for you including Horizen Sidechains, Horizen Developer Environment, and Zen Trivia. Follow ZEN on YouTube now so you don’t miss the big news!


Source: CoinMarketCap
  • $ZEN is now available on Cryptofacil Exchange.

Get your ZEN:USD and ZEN:BTC trading pairs on CryptofacilEX


Q2 2017 — Horizen launch (as ZenCash)

  • Listed on Bittrex exchange
  • Full client wallet

Q3 2017 -Expanded privacy features

Q4 2017 — Secure Nodes Live

Q1 2018 — IOHK R&D partnership

  • Team expansion
  • New website launched + soft rebrand
  • 20+ partnerships & integrations along the way!

Q2 2018 — Transition from currency to platform

Q3 2018 — Super Nodes and Brand Expansion

Q4 2018 — Super Nodes Live

  • Release flagship app (Radical Usability)
  • Begin SDK design for sidechains
  • Begin Sidechains prototype
  • Public Accounting System (Radical Transparency)

Q1 2019 — Blockchain Improvements (zk-SNARKS circuit)

  • ZEN 2.0.16 — zk-SNARKS improvements
  • Node tracker improvements
  • Full client wallets compatibility
  • Sphere by Horizen improvements
  • Zen Academy

Q2 2019 — Blockchain Improvements (Sapling & Sidechain SDK)

  • ZEN 2.1.0 — Sapling
  • Sidechain SDK Alpha
  • Reference sidechain testnet
  • Sphere by Horizen improvements

Q3 2019 — Platform (Publish Reference Blockchain)

  • ZEN 3.X.X
  • Reference sidechain beta
  • Sphere by Horizen improvements
  • Blockchain improvements
  • Mobile (iOS & Android)
  • Distributed VPN service
  • Sidechain SDK Beta

Q4 2019 — Scaling & Performance (BlockDAG)

  • ZEN 3.X.X
  • Reference sidechain
  • Treasury sidechain
  • Begin on-chain payment dev (stretch)
  • Begin DAG design (stretch)
  • Sidechain SDK

Partnerships and team members

No updates.


ZEN is among the top projects listed by Flipside Crypto with an ‘A’ rating and an FCAS score between 750–899. Some of these A rating projects are Bitcoin, Ripple, Monero, and Dash.

Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) is a comparative metric used to assess the fundamental health of crypto projects. The score is derived from the interactivity among Horizen lifecycle fundamentals:

User Activity — Project utilization and network activity

Developer Behavior — Code changes, code improvement, and community involvement

Market Maturity — Liquidity and market risk


About FCAS

The FCAS metric helps people who are less familiar with ZEN easily determine that we are a project that is active, dedicated, and consistently evolving. We are excited that the effort that we pour into our project every day is being recognized by projects like Flipside Crypto and CoinMarketCap.

FlipSide Crypto continues to improve all the time. So be sure to watch our score on the Horizen CoinMarketCap data pages, and follow us on Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date on the latest Horizen news.


Social media metrics

Social media activity:

Social media dynamics:

The charts above illustrate an increase in the number of Telegram and Discord followers. Furthermore, we can see the rapidly growing social activity of Horizen community.

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

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