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Horizen Labs appoints Zain Cheng as CTO

Horizen Labs appoints Zain Cheng as CTO


Horizen Labs, a leading blockchain innovator securing the world’s transition to Web3, has appointed accomplished engineering leader, Zain Cheng, as Chief Technology Officer.

Previously the VP of Engineering at Horizen Labs, Zain led four product engineering teams across Tools, Sidechains, Smart Contracts and Infrastructure. His expertise includes building high-performing teams focused on rapid iterative development. He was instrumental in securely delivering Horizen’s sidechain solution from ideation to production, as well as architecting the most exciting smart contract deployments in the space, which include ApeCoin, Otherdeeds, and Ape Staking. In addition, Zain has been integral in leading Horizen’s EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) development, launching Horizen’s Cobalt Web Wallet to Mainnet, and releasing NFTs and fungible tokens on the TokenMint Platform.

Rob Viglione, co-Founder of Horizen and Horizen Labs, says: “Zain’s commitment to advancing Web3 technology is unmatched. He has a passion for creating a seamless user experience and taking the Horizen Labs platform to the next level. We are excited that he is expanding his role within our organization to help meet our ambitious goals as we continue to operate in build mode and break down the barriers for widespread enterprise adoption.”

Zain Cheng adds: “I could not be more excited to take on an expanded role within Horizen Labs as it enters this vitally important phase of growth. I am humbled to be leading the engineering efforts and look forward to building secure and impactful blockchain technologies. As a leader, my chief goal will be to find innovative ways to support and scale the evolution of Web3 adoption through our own network and beyond.”