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What is ZEN?

Horizen (previously ZenCash) is famous for their use of the Zero-Knowledge Proof mechanism. This mechanism allows transactions made on the network to be completely private and untraceable. While public transactions are supported, details of private transactions on the network are entirely hidden from public view, including the addresses of the sender and receiver and the transaction amount.

Though private transactions made Horizen and its native ZEN token famous, this is not its only gambit. The Horizen ecosystem also comprises a network of highly efficient sidechains that can handle 10,000 transactions per second (TPS). With multiple blockchains running in parallel that take the load off of the main chain, Horizen boasts the ability to handle an astounding 10 million TPS.

With one of the largest node bases in the blockchain world (over 42,000), and the ability to create cross-chain compatibility with any other chain through its Zendoo protocol, Horizen hosts some of the most sought-after dApps, such as Morpheus Finance, Celsius DeFi and Dash.

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What can I do after I buy ZEN?

Beyond privacy, Horizen aims to be the leading scalability and interoperability solution for blockchain, both of which have been problems for blockchain. With Horizen's solutions potentially laying the foundations for the future of blockchain and Web3, ZEN may be a viable long-term investment. Holding ZEN and being involved in the Horizen protocol has a number of benefits:

Transact Privately

Horizen is popular for letting people transact with complete privacy, thanks to its use of the Zero-Knowledge Proof mechanism. With your ZEN tokens, you can transact completely anonymously.

ZenChat and ZenPub

Chat with your friends and family via the ZenChat decentralized app (dApp) — which uses AES-256, one of the most secure encryption systems. With end-to-end encryption, only you and the recipient can read messages. Also, you can publish documents anonymously through ZenPub.


Despite using a proof-of-work consensus algorithm, the Horizen network has low computing power requirements for nodes. You can use a moderately powered computer or server to become one and help secure the network. You also earn 10% of the block rewards.


Horizen is working towards launching its DAO, allowing ZEN token holders to take part in the network's operations and future. The DAO is being introduced in phases to ensure long-term viability.

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Navigate to our escrow-powered P2P trading window and purchase USDT directly from trusted sellers to trade it for ZEN. OKX supports 40 payment methods, including bank transfer, PayPal, Cash App, Revolut and more.

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    At OKX, we use a combination of different cyber security systems that work together to offer top-notch security in the industry. These include 2FA, cold storage and anti-phishing methods, amongst others.
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    No, you can use most major cryptocurrencies to buy ZEN. Just head over to our Convert page to see if your cryptocurrency is amongst the 100+ tokens that you can instantly swap for ZEN. All conversions are instant and free, without any slippage.
  • Is there any fee for buying ZEN?
    Yes. While OKX does charge a fee whenever you buy or sell ZEN or any other asset, the amount has been kept minimal so you can spend more on cryptocurrencies and less on fees. We only charge 0.1% per trade and the fees can be reduced with higher trading volume.
  • How long can I store my ZEN on OKX?
    You can keep your tokens for as long as you like on OKX. You can view your assets on OKX at any time by visiting the Assets page.
  • Is there any restriction on moving my bought ZEN out of OKX?
    No. As long as you have enough ZEN in your OKX wallet to pay the transfer fee for the network, you can withdraw your ZEN whenever you want.
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