Horizen has one of the largest node networks with a multi-tiered node system!
Nodes enforce blockchain rules. Horizen’s large and geographically dispersed node network improves the reliability, resilience, and speed of the network.
Horizen’s multi-tiered node network is integral to deploy dApps by harnessing a 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.
- 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 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 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