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HORIZEN ROADMAP

WORKING TOWARDS A FAIR & INCLUSIVE ECOSYSTEM

Expanded privacy features
Q3

Expanded privacy features

Secure Nodes Live
Q4

Secure Nodes Live

IOHK R&D partnership
Q1

IOHK R&D partnership

  • Team expansion
  • New website launched + soft rebrand
  • 20+ partnerships & integrations along the way!
2018
Super Nodes Live
Q4

Super Nodes Live

  • Release flagship app (Radical Usability)
  • Begin SDK design for sidechains
  • Begin Sidechains prototype
  • Public Accounting System (Radical Transparency)
Blockchain Improvements (zk-SNARKS circuit)
2019
Q1

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.16 - Successful hardfork
    • Sprout zk-SNARKS circuit
    • Increased robustness and speed
    • Zk- SNARKS upstream vulnerability fix
  • Node tracker upgrades 0.4.0
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.1.0b
  • Sidechain development begins
    • Research and proof of concept
    • Framework selection
  • Horizen Academy launch
Blockchain Improvements (Sapling & Sidechain SDK)
Q2

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.17
  • Moves to public repository
  • Two Sphere by Horizen upgrades
  • Sidechain development progresses
    • SDK Alpha development began
    • Consensus selection: Ouroboros Praos
  • Merchant directory release
Scaling & Performance (BlockDAG)
Q3

Platform
(Sidechain nodes live on testnet)

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.18
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.0b
  • ZEN Faucet upgrades
  • Horizen Developer Environment (HDE) development begins
  • Multiple sidechain nodes live on testnet
Platform (Publish Reference Blockchain)
Q4

Sidechain Alpha

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.19
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.2b
  • Sidechain development
    • Sidechain Alpha
    • Begins development for Beta
    • Mainchain implementation of sidechain support
  • ZEN Faucet improvements
Humans out of-the-loop
2020
Sidechain Beta 1Q
Q1

Sidechain Beta 1Q

  • Sidechain Beta 1Q - parallel testnet
  • Kick off Voting using ID study Q1-4Q (UNC)
  • Sphere Desktop issues
  • Sphere Desktop modifications for sidechains
  • Node tracker improvements
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (third party)
  • HDE beta public testing
  • Academy Lite on Medium
  • Publish Academy Expert content
Sidechain Beta 2.0
Q2

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0:Extended Model Mainchain support - parallel testnet
  • Block explorer upgrade
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (Sapling / Sprout Groth16)
  • Academy ebook
  • Node Tracker improvements
Sidechain Beta 2.0
Q3

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 move to official testnet
  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 code fixes
  • Academy rewards
  • HDE Team Requests
  • Node Tracker improvements
2021
Q4

Sidechain SDK

  • SDK add extended model 4Q in Testnet
  • SDK + extended model audit
  • Publish Voting using ID study (UNC)
  • Academy social badges
  • HDE Leaderboard
  • HDE Proposal system
  • Node Tracker improvements
Horizen launch (as ZenCash)
Expanded privacy features
2017
Q3

Expanded privacy features

Secure Nodes Live
Q4

Secure Nodes Live

IOHK R&D partnership
Q1

IOHK R&D partnership

  • Team expansion
  • New website launched + soft rebrand
  • 20+ partnerships & integrations along the way!
Transition from currency to platform
2018
Super Nodes and Brand Expansion
Super Nodes Live
Q4

Super Nodes Live

  • Release flagship app (Radical Usability)
  • Begin SDK design for sidechains
  • Begin Sidechains prototype
  • Public Accounting System (Radical Transparency)
Blockchain Improvements (zk-SNARKS circuit)
Q1

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.16 - Successful hardfork
    • Sprout zk-SNARKS circuit
    • Increased robustness and speed
    • Zk- SNARKS upstream vulnerability fix
  • Node tracker upgrades 0.4.0
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.1.0b
  • Sidechain development begins
    • Research and proof of concept
    • Framework selection
  • Horizen Academy launch
Blockchain Improvements (Sapling & Sidechain SDK)
2019
Q2

Blockchain Improvements

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.17
  • Moves to public repository
  • Two Sphere by Horizen upgrades
  • Sidechain development progresses
    • SDK Alpha development began
    • Consensus selection: Ouroboros Praos
  • Merchant directory release
Scaling & Performance (BlockDAG)
Q3

Platform
(Sidechain nodes live on testnet)

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.18
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.0b
  • ZEN Faucet upgrades
  • Horizen Developer Environment (HDE) development begins
  • Multiple sidechain nodes live on testnet
Platform (Publish Reference Blockchain)
Q4

Sidechain Alpha

  • Core software upgrade ZEN 2.0.19
  • Sphere by Horizen upgrades 1.2.2b
  • Sidechain development
    • Sidechain Alpha
    • Begins development for Beta
    • Mainchain implementation of sidechain support
  • ZEN Faucet improvements
Sidechain Beta 1Q
Q1

Sidechain Beta 1Q

  • Sidechain Beta 1Q - parallel testnet
  • Kick off Voting using ID study Q1-4Q (UNC)
  • Sphere Desktop issues
  • Sphere Desktop modifications for sidechains
  • Node tracker improvements
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (third party)
  • HDE beta public testing
  • Academy Lite on Medium
  • Publish Academy Expert content
Sidechain Beta 2.0
Q2

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0:Extended Model Mainchain support - parallel testnet
  • Block explorer upgrade
  • ZEND Deprecation (bug fixes only)
  • ZEND code audit (Sapling / Sprout Groth16)
  • Academy ebook
  • Node Tracker improvements
Sidechain Beta 1Q
Q3

Sidechain Beta 2.0

  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 move to official testnet
  • Sidechain Beta 2.0 code fixes
  • Academy rewards
  • HDE Team Requests
  • Node Tracker improvements
Sidechain SDK
Q4

Sidechain SDK

  • SDK add extended model 4Q in Testnet
  • SDK + extended model audit
  • Publish Voting using ID study (UNC)
  • Academy social badges
  • HDE Leaderboard
  • HDE Proposal system
  • Node Tracker improvements
Humans out of-the-loop
2021

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