Horizon Protocol UI V2 Beta Launch

Horizon Protocol
5 min readJul 26, 2023


We are thrilled to announce the beta launch of Horizon Protocol’s V2 unified design, marking a significant milestone in our project’s journey. As we continue to develop tools to empower our users, we are excited to take a giant leap forward with the integration of our new unified design. This launch is set to greatly improve the user experience for every Horizoneer out there.

Vision to Reality: The Unveiling of V2 Unified Design

Delving deeper into the journey behind Horizon Protocol’s V2 unified design launch, we find ourselves standing at the intersection of innovation and dedication. The path leading up to today has been an exhilarating one, fueled by a collective vision to transform the way users experience synthetic assets. The updated design was created with the intent of making your experience even better.

Ready to explore? Let’s take a closer look at what’s changed!

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Enhanced User Experience

Listening to our users’ valuable feedback and recognizing the importance of seamless navigation, we have thoughtfully merged our previously separated dApps, Horizon Genesis and Horizon Exchange, into a single cohesive derivatives-synthetic assets powerhouse. Our V2 unified design ensures an intuitive and user-friendly interface that makes your interactions smoother and more enjoyable.

On top of that, we have eased the onboarding experience for new users by adjusting key pages. These pages now provide guidance to users who are not yet connected to their wallets, helping them navigate the process of acquiring HZN, along with clear explanations on how C-Ratio and rewards function.

By integrating Horizon Genesis and Horizon Exchange, we bring you a comprehensive platform that empowers you in your crypto journey. Say goodbye to the hassle of switching between different websites. Now, you can effortlessly access all synthetic assets features in one place, seamlessly transitioning between staking, executing trades on a secure platform, and staying up-to-date with the latest network metrics*. Whether you are a new user or an experienced Horizoneer, embrace the convenience and efficiency of our unified design as we support you amidst the ever-evolving market.

*Please note that the network page is currently a work in progress and is not yet available during this beta. However, you can still access this data by visiting the Dashboard page as usual.

New Features & Integrations

- Smooth Swapping:
On the top right corner of the new interface, you’ll find an HZN token price tracker. With just a click, users can now take advantage of the internal bridge powered by Socket.tech to smoothly swap their assets for HZN directly across a wide variety of networks. This streamlined process allows for quick and efficient exchanges, giving you more control over your funds, all without having to leave the Horizon Protocol website. With everything conveniently in one place, managing your assets has never been easier.

- Portfolio Hedging:
With the introduction of our newly developed interface, hedging your portfolio has become a lot more accessible. Now, you can easily compare your personal portfolio against the global portfolio. Suggested hedge samples help you maintain a healthy ratio and thus minimizing risks. With this new feature, maintaining your C-Ratio has never been simpler.

- Revamped Homepage:
The first thing you will notice is the latest addition to our platform — the ‘Dashboard.’ This revamped home page provides you with a comprehensive overview of what Horizon Protocol V2 has to offer. Get a quick snapshot of your zAsset portfolio, staking status, including C-Ratio and claimable rewards, and the upcoming rewards period. Explore the various possibilities with your zAssets, such as trading synthetic assets, staking for liquidity, and exploring various samples for how to hedge your debt. Additionally, the ‘Dashboard’ gives you insights into a subset of zAssets currently traded on our platform and the latest updates through Horizon Blog.

- New Account Page:
We have also added a new page named ‘Account’, which offers you a comprehensive overview of your zAsset portfolio. It includes your account summary, zAsset allocation, options to hedge your debt by mirroring the global portfolio, and provides easy access to your debt history and portfolio performance across various timeframes. Explore the full range of functionalities on this page and enjoy a more holistic view of your financial status.

- Expanded Wallet Options
Additionally, we have incorporated various new wallet options in response to the feedback from our community. Currently, you have the option to use WalletConnect and Coinbase Wallet for added ease and flexibility. As we remain committed to meeting your requirements, we are open to adding more options in the future. Feel free to inform us about your preferences, you can find our social media channels at the bottom of this article.

Beta Version for Desktop

To ensure an optimal experience, the V2 unified design is initially available exclusively for PC and laptop users. This focus allows us to refine the desktop version, ensuring that all functionalities perform optimally before expanding to other platforms. Your feedback during the beta phase will play a crucial role in shaping the development and eventual rollout of the mobile version.

Thank You!

As we embark on this exciting journey, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the participants of our previous feedback round. Your insights, suggestions, and experiences have been instrumental in shaping the current version. And a special shout-out to Default User and Tomek for their valuable feedback! Together, we are building a robust platform that caters to your needs, prioritizing security, user friendliness and propel the derivatives ecosystem forward.

Join Us!

We invite everyone to experience the renewed Horizon Protocol firsthand by joining us. Your participation and feedback are crucial in our pursuit of excellence, as our users deserve nothing less. The beta version of Horizon Protocol’s V2 unified design represents a significant step forward in providing you with an enhanced and user-centric experience, consolidating all the necessary tools in one place for effortless management of your synthetic assets. By unifying our dApps and offering a platform with a seamless user experience, we aim to revolutionize how you stake and trade.

Let’s venture into this exciting new chapter together! Join the Horizon Protocol V2 beta today and explore the future of synthetic assets. Your journey towards greater financial freedom begins here.

Horizon Protocol is a DeFi platform that facilitates the on-chain trading of synthetic assets that represent the real economy. Horizon Protocol seeks to provide exposure to real-world assets risk/return profiles via smart contracts on the blockchain.