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

Biweekly update 24th July — 7th August

Hello, our dear followers! We are glad to tell you about Horizen and its advancement. There is little 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.

First, we think you should know about the Monthly Live Update which came tomorrow. So, you were able to join Horizen this Wednesday 08/07 at 1 PM EST/ 5 PM UTC. As we know, the team had a few substantial new updates for you including Horizen Sidechains, Horizen Developer Environment, and Zen Trivia. We recommend you to follow ZEN on YouTube now, so you don’t miss the big news!

Second, we’ve found another Horizen rating. It seems ZEN is among the top projects listed by Flipside Crypto with an ‘A’ classification and an FCAS score between 750–899. Must admit, some of these A rating projects are such significant projects as Bitcoin, Ripple, Monero, and Dash. Since Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) is a comparative metric used to assess the fundamental health of crypto projects and we’ve looked after Horizen for a long time, we found the high-rank right and correct.

Third, if you are interested in becoming a crypto community larger, the opportunity of hosting a meetup will be liked by you. In our view, Horizen meetups are a great way to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchain, privacy, and its project! So, you can come to meet team members and fellow enthusiasts at a meetup near you or host a new meetup. We believe that Horizen is keen on community development.

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

Development

Github metrics:

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io):

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!

Finance

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

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

Roadmap

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.

Rumours

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

WHY DOES THE INDUSTRY NEED FCAS?

Crypto projects and blockchain platforms to date have been evaluated by science, vision, teams, white-papers — by price indicators and speculation. While we are huge believers in the power and promise this technology, and in the efforts of investors, technology and speculation alone won’t deliver an industry.

Know what will? Real companies with real customers and quality products.

Companies that are able to attract and retain actual users of their services thrive. Those that don’t, fail to survive. [Just like Betamax and VHS!]

No business succeeds without the ability to develop and deploy quality products. Companies that create great products can sustain. Those that don’t, fall by the wayside.

FCAS provides a rating system that clarifies the ability for a project to grow and sustain. — Flipside Crypto

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.

Partnership

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 Coingecko.com.

This is not financial advice.

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