Horizen has one of the largest node networks in the crypto industry with a multi-tiered node system!

Nodes enforce blockchain rules, and Horizen’s large node network improves the reliability and resilience of the network.

Horizen’s large and geographically dispersed network allows each node to process up-to-date blockchain information quickly.

Horizen’s multi-tiered node network is integral to deploy dApps by harnessing large amount of available computational power and bandwidth.


Horizen has three types of nodes:

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Regular Full Nodes

All public blockchains require full nodes.

Full nodes:

  • Are typically wallets running an instance of Horizen's core software
  • Hold a fully up-to-date copy of the blockchain
  • Are contactable via IP address with the correct port open (default: 9033)

Secure Nodes

Secure Nodes are full nodes with TLS encryption enabled to secure inter-node communication which prevents things like man-in-the-middle attacks.

Horizen is the first blockchain to implement node-to-node TLS encryption.

Secure Node Operators each receive an equal share of 10% of the block rewards.

Learn more & setup a secure node

Super Nodes

Super Nodes are currently more powerful Secure Nodes. In the future, they will host Horizen sidechains which will allow the tracking of Secure Nodes to be brought on-chain, an important step forward towards decentralization. They will also support many dApps that provide real-life services.

Super Node Operators each receive an equal share of 10% of the block rewards.

Learn more & setup a super node