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Philosophy

Building technology for the people

Horizen mission

Horizen mission

Building an inclusive ecosystem where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions.

Sustainable Ecosystem

At Horizen, we seek to empower people and bring the world together through technology and economic incentives to generate a robust and sustainable ecosystem.
Sustainable Ecosystem

Inclusivity and Empowerment

We believe that given the right tools, a rewarding environment, and education, everyone can make a positive impact on the world.

We offer easy to use applications, free education and resources, open-sourced technology, and economic incentives to help people change the world for the better.

Research & Development Focus

We consider it a priority to contribute to the broader blockchain ecosystem and body of knowledge, so we have multiple active R&D projects in the pipeline with many more planned:
Decentralized Autonomous Organization Treasury Study
Decentralized Autonomous Organization Treasury Study
Scalability Study
Scalability Study
Network Stack Anonymization
Network Stack Anonymization

Transparency and Fairness

Our goal is to decentralize decision-making for resource allocation and technical or other substantive changes to the system.

The Horizen Improvement Proposal System (ZenIP) standardizes the process of suggesting major changes to the Horizen codebase and processes around the protocol. This is a key element of transparent, collaborative, and stable governance. Bringing other organizations into our ecosystem, extend decision-making authority to collaborative processes, like ZenIPs, and ultimately to implement a democratic system where every ZEN holder is a voter.

RESPONSIBLE PRIVACY™

At Horizen, we believe in and practice Responsible Privacy™

  1. Responsible Privacy™ means we offer you a choice of the privacy you would like to exercise in your activities connected to the Horizen platform. You can choose complete privacy for things like payments to friends and family. Or you can share your information with only certain people, like financial information for a mortgage. You can even let your data be public for things like yearly charitable donations.
  2. We believe everyone has the right to privacy. That’s why we educate about and provide access to privacy. The more that people understand and value privacy, the more it will be properly used and respected.
  3. We don’t condone or encourage criminal activity on our platform and believe privacy is an individual choice that should be used for the good and improvement of society and not for activities that could cause harm.
  4. Private means private. Horizen does not have access to any identifying information when shielded addresses are used.