Providing the best of all worlds
Horizen sidechains connect to the Horizen mainchain via an open-sourced SDK (software developer kit). They are stand-alone blockchains that connect to the mainchain for an added layer of verification.
Horizen sidechains take advantage of the existing native cryptocurrency of Horizen - ZEN and a robust node network. This means low implementation cost and all the benefit of a public blockchain.
Horizen Labs offers a proprietary plug and play toolkit to build a functional sidechain with proving circuit that ensures that what happens in the sidechain stays there securely.
Anyone with expertise can build own sidechain and proving circuit with open-sourced SDK.
A robust public blockchain infrastructure with one of the largest and most distributed node networks on the market.
Horizen’s large and geographically distributed node network improves the reliability, resilience, and geographic availability of information.
This multi-tiered node network provides businesses with a large amount of computational power, storage and bandwidth to deploy products/services and applications.
Speed & Cost. Proof of Stake sidechains are rapid, can manage thousands of transactions per second at near-zero transaction costs.
Security. Proof of Work mainchain with modified Nakamoto consensus provides protection against 51% attacks, multichain (BTC/ETH) block notarization, and node-to-node TLS encryption.
Privacy. Zero Knowledge cryptography permits data to be stored in regulatory compliant ways. Some shared while some kept shielded.
Proof of Stake sidechains and massive node network allow for extensive commercial usage built on a public blockchain infrastructure.
Massive node network ensures 100% uptime and minimal network latency.