Like Secure Nodes, the Super Node network has enhanced point-to-point encryption. Super Nodes will be tasked with managing key network and system functions such as hosting multiple services on sidechains, tracking and measuring Secure Node uptime, and queuing the node payment schedule for miners.
In transparent address per Super Node
8GB of RAM memory or more
Keep the node up and running at least 96% of the time
To achieve less than 150 second challenge times
100 GB of storage capacity or more
Visit our support system for full Super Node Requirements
They allow tracking and payment of Secure Nodes to be moved on-chain, or in protocol, which is a major change from the current management which is done via external server clusters.
They provide the required infrastructure to implement Side Chaining which moves Horizen from a pure cryptocurrency to an application ready platform upon which an unbounded set of services can be built.
The value proposition of the system then becomes more than the utility of the currency, it becomes the utility of all future services that will be layered onto the Horizen infrastructure. This includes ZenPub, ZenChat, and ZenGrid.
By operating a Super Node, operators will receive an equal share of 10% of the block rewards providing they meet the acceptance criteria. Our target Super Node count is between 2,000-2,500 and our target Secure node count is between 20,000-25,000. Major deviations from those numbers could induce future payout or staking adjustments.
Horizen Secure Nodes enable one of the most secure, distributed, and reliable network to the Horizen ecosystem by providing end-to-end encryption - the first to market!