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Horizen (ZEN)

Install the Horizen app on your Ledger device to manage ZEN with Ledger Live. The Horizen app is developed and supported by Ledger. 

Before you start


Install the Horizen app
  1. Open My Ledger in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your device.
  3. If asked, allow My Ledger to access your device.
  4. Find Horizen in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display Processing... 
    • The app installation is confirmed.
Configure public key exports

The Horizen app can export your extended public key (xpub) to web apps in a U2F compatible web browser (Chrome, Opera, or Firefox). The xpub is privacy-sensitive information, as all public addresses can be generated from it.

Public key exports by default require manual approval on the device to prevent inadvertent sharing of your public addresses. This setting can be configured as follows:

  1. Open the Horizen app.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Public key export approval.
  3. Choose one of two options:
    • Manual approval (default): public key exports require a confirmation on the device.
    • Auto approval: public key exports are automatically approved.
Horizen address formats

Unshielded addresses start with the letters zn. This is Horizen's original address format, supported in Ledger Live. Your Horizen receive addresses are unshielded in Ledger Live.

Shielded addresses start with the letters zs. They can not be created in Ledger Live. 

  Address privacy

Horizen transactions using unshielded zn-addresses are public information. Do not re-use these addresses for optimal privacy. Ledger Live automatically generates new addresses and keeps track of your previous ones. Previous addresses do remain valid, but they don't offer an optimal level of privacy.

Next steps

  • Add your accounts to Portfolio.
  • Send or receive crypto assets.
  • Buy ZEN through exchange services. Learn more
  • Learn more about ZEN and the Horizen network here.
  • Learn more about how to manage crypto assets with your Ledger device here.

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