Horizen [ZEN] (formerly ZenCash) launched in May 2017 as a fork of Zclassic, which was a fork of the original Zcash. The coin has a strong focus on research & development, and looks to solve the scalability issues within the cryptocurrency space.
Its overall goal is to be the most useful privacy cryptocurrency on the market by being a secure platform for money, messages & media. They have a fixed lifetime coin amount of 21 million ZEN and utilise the same Equihash Proof of Work algorithm as Bitcoin Gold.
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Horizen can be bought via conversion on our marketplace. This means you can buy ZEN with ZAR, EUR, NGN, GBP, AUD and many more. Supporting 25 countries, ZEN can be bought using the most convenient local payment method; including bank transfers, PayPal, TransferWise, supported fiat deposits, direct deposits and M-Pesa. Credit card payments are coming soon.
Horizen can be sold for BTC or other cryptocurrencies via the Coindirect conversion service. If you are located in one of our other 24 supported countries, you can instantly sell your ZEN by selecting the best buy offer from vendors in your country or you can set up a sell offer on our marketplace if it's one of our major supported currencies.