NTT DATA to deploy a Horizen EON blockchain Certificate Signer Node

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Key takeaways

  • NTT DATA is deploying a Horizen EON blockchain Certificate Signer Node on the NTT DATA infrastructure.

  • The node will help secure the Horizeon EON network. 

NTT DATA deploys a Horizen EON node

The Horizen team announced in a blog post on Thursday, September 28th, that NTT DATA, a leading IT service provider and global innovation partner, is deploying a Horizen EON blockchain Certificate Signer Node on the NTT DATA infrastructure.

The node will contribute to the credibility, security, and robustness of the Horizen EON network. 

The Horizen EON is an EVM-compatible sidechain and smart contract platform built with Zendoo, a powerful ZK-enabled cross-chain transfer protocol. The blockchain makes it possible for developers to build dApps with ease and access the Horizen ecosystem. 

While commenting on this latest cryptocurrency news, Francisco Spadafora, Head of Blockchain Competence Center EMEAL, said,

“Contributing to public blockchains, running nodes, and validators is part of our strategy of working very closely with the public blockchain industry, supporting the growth of these ecosystems and providing the scalability capabilities that, as NTT DATA, we have.

This is the first of several other initiatives we would like to launch with the crypto industry, and we are happy to have taken this important step with Horizen, in which we strongly believe and with which we plan to undertake other joint actions to offer blockchain-based solutions to our clients.”

Horizon EON blockchain now has 47 certificate signer nodes

With NTT DATA joining the ecosystem, the Horizen EON blockchain now has 47  certificate signer nodes. These nodes are tasked with providing credibility to the transactions on the EON chain and ensuring decentralisation. 

The signer nodes are also responsible for signing backward transfer requests, allowing the flow of ZEN from the EON chain to the Horizen mainchain.

NTT DATA is an IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. 

Meanwhile, Horizen is a layer 0 public blockchain that enables the zero-knowledge network of blockchains powered by the largest node system and a massively scalable cross-chain protocol, Zendoo. 

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