Is DeFi the next ICO bubble?

By Vanessa Malone On July 25, 2020, the amount of collateral locked in Decentralized Finance(DeFi) projects reached $4 billion, double what it was just two weeks prior. What is DeFi and where is it headed? What is DeFi? Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, falls deep within the crypto sector of fintech. It refers to digital assets, financial […]Continue Reading

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Why NBA player Dinwiddie’s token offering wasn’t a failure, just a stepping stone

By Vanessa Malone According to the Form D filed with the SEC on July 22, 2020; NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets has raised $1.35 million through a security token offering backed by his basketball contract.  The goal was to sell 90 bond tokens priced at $150,000 per token. Out of the 90 tokens […]Continue Reading

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FBI leak targets AML deficiencies in private investment funds

Why investment advisors, hedge funds and private equity firms should prepare compliance programs for increased regulatory scrutiny By Vanessa Malone In a leaked bulletin prepared by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2020, the agency reported that “threat actors” are likely using hedge funds and private equity firms to launder money and avoid […]Continue Reading

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Fintech’s responsibility to balance usability with consumer protections

By Vanessa Malone The digitization of financial services has blurred, if not completely erased the lines between finance and technology.  Fintech has been making waves for years, but a tsunami in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic expedited its position as the clear new business model. For example, Microsoft’s CEO says the company has seen […]Continue Reading

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Fintech culture is here to stay

By Vanessa Malone Fintech, refers to technology or software innovations meant to disrupt current financial processes from the enterprise level down to the consumer. As the name suggests, it represents the intersection of finance and technology to reduce costs, simplify processes, and expand financial services to digital storefronts. Players include governments, traditional financial service companies, […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s one-stop shop for exempt securities offering technology

How we’re equipping Reg A+, Reg Cf, and Reg D issuers  By Vanessa Malone Last week we announced a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with our proprietary fintech. To go along with our new name […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex Announces Corporate Name Change to Horizon Fintex

Shift reflects our refined focus on Horizon’s fintech and exchange technology solutions By Vanessa Malone June 19, 2020: The Horizon team is pleased to announce a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex, effective immediately. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Investor Webinar

Series A investment opportunity in Horizon’s proprietary fintech  By Vanessa Malone Click here to RSVP for our upcoming investor webinar happening Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 pm EST. As you may know, Horizon is currently conducting its $5M Series A funding round to further develop and scale the operations of its proprietary securities issuance and […]Continue Reading

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5 perks of raising capital through equity crowdfunding

By Vanessa Malone Last week we talked about the rise of equity crowdfunding. This week we wanted to share some of the benefits of including this form of capital raising in your company’s early-stage growth strategy.  1. Access to capital Prior to crowdfunding, start-ups and small businesses would typically look to bank loans, friends and family, […]Continue Reading

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The rise of equity crowdfunding

Where did equity crowdfunding come from and will we see another surge in the wake of a new economic downturn? By Vanessa Malone Equity crowdfunding is a capital raising method typically utilized by startups and small businesses, whereby a company uses the internet to sell securities (shares, debt, or other ownership rights) to a large […]Continue Reading

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