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Crypto Interview Horizen Zencash Rob Viglione – 2018 Crypto News Market Analysis talking with us today thank you for joining us sir thanks for having me BK happy to be here a good man I know we’ve been putting off this conversation for a while but I’m happy we’re able to do it it looks like we’re both in the office but out of the office at same huh yeah I’m at my grandparents house just so you guys know this that’s it I’m at my parents house oh cool they’re very nice we break them up for Christmas Eastern’s that’s awesome that’s also there’s like little kid pictures back here so yeah same thing cool man so um I got I got a little bit of the information uh with regards to you guys in the update with regards to the expansion can you describe that from kind of going from the zing cash vision to the horizon what’s what’s new you know amongst the horizon now yeah absolutely I’ll tell you what some the horizon for horizon gray hi this is Rob from Zen cash I have some very exciting news for you today it’s so exciting that I’m gonna stop talking about Zen cash and we’re going to start talking about something new what we’re doing is we’re actually going to build out our brand we’re not doing a rebrand entirely it’s a brand expansion and what this means is we’re going back to our core values our vision our mission and what we want to do with this project and wrapping this into our brand in a way that makes sense and can be portrayed to the world and it’s extinct way so going back to the basics we need to think about what’s important to us number one privacy is a basic human right and number two we want to empower individuals to own their entire digital footprint and decide for themselves what they want to do with it and we’re going to do this by making blockchain technology actually usable the mission is the actionable element for how we’re going to achieve our goals what we’re doing now is building a secure and private blockchain using the best privacy technology and a way that’s going to enable an application rich environment and we’re laying the infrastructure right now that will make this possible another major part of our mission is to empower individuals through direct decision making Authority our treasury voting system our Dow is a major step in this direction that we already have in prototype as the project has evolved it’s time to rethink our brand and what we want to convey to the world now we’re started off as a pure cryptocurrency with strong privacy and then we started to think about what else we could do with this technology that’s useful to people so it’s with great pleasure that I announce our brand expansion from Xen cash to horizon now horizon represents our heritage with Xen it’s still gonna be our coin and our ticker symbol but we’re thinking beyond the currency and we’re thinking about the technological frontier the horizon so how are we doing this while we’re continuing work on our technology our treasury dál voting system our Seiichi solution which will eventually have smart contracts and an innovative block deck technology for massive scalability we’re doing all this with sound economics in mind so that we can maintain decentralization and think about long-term sustainability for the project and to make this possible we’ve put together one of the best teams in the Indus with 50 amazing professionals organized into seven divisions in a way that we described as a full-stack business we have some incredible partnerships on the technology side with companies like io h k and on the institutional investor side with companies like digital currency group we have dozens of exchange listings and other important integrations we’re creating both technological and social innovations with horizon our goal is to constantly tear down walls and bring people together so please join us on this amazing journey and let’s make the world a better place together you know we launched a year and a half ago or so as a privacy oriented cryptocurrency and Sun cache and the cache really signified what our our main product was it still is you know – realistically I mean we’re working up some great technologies for where we want to go hi we’re maturing them very nicely but the cryptocurrency it’s off was our primary product and you know as we hit this kind of turning point where as we’ve been maturing different technologies you know so kind of building a liquid democracy voting system building out a side chain model that will be I think I think the first truly decentralized side-chains model on the market so it’s very exciting stuff there which will support smart contracting you know other token token standards so certainly more of a platform feel and then also going down like we’re going down a graph Rd project route which seems extremely promising for massive scalability on chain and the side chain stuff is massive scalability kind of octane

right so we’re tackling both of them and we’re just really building out these partnerships now that are really looking at the future of this platform and not really looking at the past where we’re still doing a lot of BD on the the coin side to make the coin more useful and getting out there users making our wallets better our products better point-of-sale integrations exchange listings and all that stuff really the the future is what we’re doing with the side chains and building out into our businesses on top of our system so really the the big shift here was it’s tough making sense to call ourselves a cache it didn’t make sense you’re white why talk about a platform with smart contracting all the stuff and keep referring to ourselves as just a cache right you know so those were the impetus yeah yeah you know it’s you talk about all the cool like you know vision mission on products and technology directions we’re gonna be going I think that’s a that’s a huge play on you on you guys part I remember doing a walkthrough of the mind and warehouse with with Ralph and at the end of it you know he was talking to me about the capabilities as in cash now granite is a currency you know huge on security huge on the Z network and and everything but you know any started talking about the other opportunities you know with building out the platform and the technology and the distribution and you know kind of a b2b tusita connect the users with the different interfaces and I and I told them I said that’s the play right there like that’s that’s that’s huge when you can do that and and you know also honor the privacy right that people have can you talk to a little bit about that I’ll be able to put in your video to where you know they can see firsthand you know the benefits but can you talk to kind of like the vision and the passion that you guys are integrating and – into the build-out absolutely yeah so I’m glad you had this opportunity to meet with Ralph in person and be able to view the mining facility I think it’s always best to be in person you just get a feel for you know what human beings so yeah I mean it’s almost like two different missions in a way I mean with an overarching goal so the big goal that I like to talk about is we’re trying to create a decentralized virtual nation of source or economy peer-to-peer economy and we don’t care about borders we don’t care if you’re from Uzbekistan or from the u.s. from Mexico wherever anyone in the world can participate we want to be fully inclusive we want to be huge value add so we’re trying to create just a better world real you know really now of course that’s that’s the idealistic side and there’s some other things we’re doing on the idealistic side like you know the way I frame it is kind of the mission for our technology is to help individuals own their digital footprint so really it’s kind of like inverting the the media model that we have right now the Facebook’s the googles and all them that you generate a ton of content whether you’re just searching the web or whether you’re posting your your weekend pictures partying and the company owns that content and they’re monetizing it so really we’re building out this app ecosystem on a platform and the data from the apps here’s here’s the vision is the data from the apps is gonna be flowing to an individual’s they can choose to one retain zero data they want to be completely private and we respect that I think that’s something that has to be the standard we have to stop with the standard the standard being everything you do is collected and really out of your way to try to stop that and you’ll never really be able to do that we’re trying to flip that upside down the standard should be nothing’s collected now you can start choosing what you want to personally collect we cryptographically secure it and then you can choose to just toggle a button this is monetize all my app data yeah then and we dumped that in an anonymized fashion into a peer-to-peer data market and now you can have companies coming into the data market and saying well hey I want to build I’m looking to expand into this city targeting this demographic right now obviously we have you know a big marketplace that has that kind of data really the vision that I want here is and this is the liberating thing is I want to create a de facto universal basic income is based on technology and not politics I don’t want every human being in the world to be able to just monetize their digital footprint which I guarantee you is worth at least hundreds of dollars per month no matter where you are in the world is greater maybe thousands of dollars a month and in parts of the world this is the difference between starving and being able to you know feed your family and put a roof over their head so this is this is the idealistic side and of course we’re not just idealists we’re actually very pragmatic businesspeople so we have a very long path to get there but we’re making some very quick strides very important steps forward right now and that’s I know I know I know we gotta get in we got to do like double ditch I do a lot of economics macroeconomic discussion on my on my channel just to try to you know inform people of how the world really works what money really is you know how value actually moves about this geopolitical system known as economics

and one of the things you really just described was converting the concept of GDP gross domestic product and flipping that upside down so instead of the macro countries receiving the value of import exports from their individual consumers the individual consumers can receive that value directly from macro business with the rest of the world that’s exactly right you know and to me the way I look at it is I’m I’m a political right I mean I I lean towards peace and freedom that’s my kind of philosophical beliefs but when it comes to politics I mean political what all I want to see is the world becoming more efficient and more egalitarian all right so if we can just make people’s lives better and that’s what we’re trying to do with our technology so I the way I described you know horizon is we’re not just a technology experiment here we’re a social experiment where we’re trying to organize people in you know fairer ways and we’re an economics experiment we’re trying to do the economics better so we’re not we’re not you know it’s not like I’m starting with some ideal ideal it’s a primitive like you know Karl Marx ad you know saying like this is the way the world should work what we’re trying to do is we’re empiricist trying to figure out how do we make products that people really want to use and then figure out how to make it more efficient and just you know we start with privacy and wanting people to own all their data so that they can be the ones in charge of it it’s like uber rising the economy not just you know transportation good good good praise good praise cool and can you can you talk about some of the partnerships you guys have and bringing this thing to life and really making it real like you know leveraging their business development and you know resources to further the horizon for Verizon I always love the plan words and just so the the viewers know it’s we can ice our coin is just called then now we drop the cash so the platform is horizon the coin is just then ven so I think the best yorkers in the world so yeah the partnerships in one really important one that we we have is with digital currency group and these guys are just amazing human beings but visionaries when it comes to analyzing this ecosystem and really being at the forefront of it and really driving the ecosystem forward so DCG owns I don’t know 90 90 plus blockchain companies some really big ones right like gray scale investments Genesis trading clean desk their major investors in the three-room class legacy cash and now horizon so we’re really fortunate where DCG went on or Barry silver the you know CEO BCG went on CNBC a few weeks back and he said our portfolio to consist of 5 crypto companies or you know crypto you know protocols so they have 90 plus companies they own equity and but they own five coins and you know it’s it’s Bitcoin obviously it’s variants cash it’s actually decentraland mana and then and it what form is M cash now now horizon so we’re really fortunate to be one of five portfolio companies for them or portfolio protocols and the really good news is that sometime in the very near future I can’t announce the exact date but we’re gonna have a Zen investment trust launched by grayscale so this is a an institutional product we’re now institutions and accredited investors will be able to buy in at scale into Zen so that’s that’s really good news and this is kind of the long-term synergies of the rollout of being part of this you know very select group from DCG is being plugged into some very important and necessary products like an institutional trust so this is really really good news for us on the R&D side we have a very or multiple important partnerships one it’s you know sort of famous because they’re the tech team behind Cardno is with IO HK so input/output Hong Kong run by Charles Hoskinson and they just have an incredible R&D shop they have 80 to 100 scientists and engineers on staff that are doing just incredible research across I would say the most important dimensions of this industry of everything from graph for dag research to other scaling solutions to you on an off chain solutions to you know we’re working one of one of our big R&D projects with them is our Treasury voting system building this voting system on chain directly into our software protocol so we’re also you’ll notice some Iowa key researchers will be co-authors on a side chain paper we’re about to release um you know before not so we have a biweekly update tomorrow it’ll be in two weeks after that we’re gonna release officially I think this groundbreaking paper on our side chain model so we’re really fortunate then also we have some other very important software partnerships because we have an excellent in-house software team that we’re constantly growing but it’s really important also to have

expertise and the ability to scale massively if you have a big project becomes in the pipeline not to have to hire in-house we also hire we have a partnership with info pulse which is like Ukraine’s version of IBM so we have a 10-man dev team at any given time out of that company we have another great dev team out of Los Angeles with a company called crypto particle so we have some really good and on the marketing PR side which is very important as well we have some great partnerships with crypto media hub run by tatiana moreau’s and waxman PR which i would say is the best PR company in the industry so we’re growing every day there’s some other really good partnerships we’d like to announce but you know it’s always frustrating where you want to just bring all this stuff public but you know yeah yeah I’m cool man that’s really incredible I think that’s one of the best things we can do is like you know kind of visionaries this is really partner with the people that’s making it happen right now don’t try to do everything by yourself don’t try to reinvent the wheel somebody’s already done it you know so take their furs and see what they do best and kind of you know weave together kind of a you know a patchwork of you know perfection and specialized resources you know to further your own development so that’s um I think that’ll be great for you guys especially with with the digital with it with it with the Industrial Group you know being 105 I remember hearing about them with a etc’ you know and and that’s that’s big man when when you have that type of backing and almost that vote of confidence from the industry from from hedge funds on Wall Street you know it shows you’re going in the right direction for the future so you know that’s big news yeah it’s you know it’s it’s humbling you know when we struggle so hard every day I think one thing our team does really well is we’re very efficient you know we we have actually most of our leadership or like former military officers as well so like we’re run really well and we can get beat up and get right back up and there’s just no concept of quitting but you know we’re in the trenches every day and we’re just busting our butts you know sometimes it seems like you know thankless work but then when you have guys like Barry Silbert DCG and you know Charles Hoskins and these other you know powerhouses and titans of the industry supporting us you know it’s nice and if our community members wanted to follow up with you guys or learn more about the project where can they go you know online they’ll do that so that the obvious one is horizon Global’s or website so that’s you know it signifies our kind of global vision of being this you know borderless ecosystem and and now that’s the central hub before you can get all of our links so you can follow us on Twitter we’ve got a discord which is where most of the community chat happens telegram channel so we’ve got all the usual suspects read it your reddit page we’ve got Bitcoin talk thread so you know please do you know come come join the conversation it’s you’ll see it’s very active passionate community it’s good good deal and and closing was there anything else like you wanted to add on I guess one of the questions I like to end up is you know five 10 years from now what’s your vision for horizon and where do you see you know kind of your project and cryptocurrency and blockchain impact in the world as as whole yeah so I mean I the way I look at us is we’re sort of made an interesting intersection between your bitcoins in cash obviously for the core protocols and privacy and now we’re intersecting with aetherium for instance as we layer in smart contracting we’re intersecting with iota because we’re we’re building out a block dag structure which i think is if they were building it from an academic research so it’s starting with scientific validation not really just throwing out a initial engineering solution of hooking of skills but actually proving through mathematics it is scalable and then building it and you know we’re also intersecting with like – in terms of voting system but ours again is based on game theory and rigorous research and built right into our protocol and more democratic because it’s not just wealthy masternodes that get to vote but every single person owns even a fraction of zen gets the book so this is the intersection of where we’re going it’s a very fun exciting project a very passionate community and I think we have the ideals right where we know where we want to go we know what kind of impact we want to have in the world and we have the right team to make it happen awesome cool man well thank you so much you overtaking a time on this holiday weekend to come up from the trenches you know and then you don’t tell us about your visit your project I’m a long-term enthusiast you know just from Ralph taking me in and giving me the time and really talking to me about the business division and I saw right away you’re running it like a business and and that like a you know hundred million dollar ico hobby you know some freshman came up with in college like this is a legitimate a scalable execution first-world scalable execution and so I commend you guys on on that progress and

I just keep me in the loop with how things develop and you know when you launch and everything and I’m I’m sure we’ll have a lot of people excited to get on board I appreciate it be Kate thank you very much awesome cool man I’m great weekend