Reg A+ security token offerings are the future of capital raising

By Vanessa Malone Just last month, a major milestone for both the blockchain and financial communities was accomplished. Blockstack and YouNow became the first Reg A+ token offerings to be qualified by the SEC. These qualifications allowed them to broadly market their offerings and accept investments from the general public. This week, Blockstack announced its […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Insights #4-Will bitcoin be safe if the exchange rate falls?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Assessing The Security Implication Of Bitcoin Exchange Rates” Authors: Ashish Rajendra Sai, Dr. Jim Buckley, and Dr. Andrew LeGear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Security Why this article? : Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are subject to the constant changes in real world value, e.g., the volatile […]Continue Reading

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Why we believe Open Order Book will become the industry standard for trading digital securities on the blockchain

This week, we announced the launch of our digital securities exchange software, Open Order Book, to power order-driven digital securities exchanges around the globe. The technology pairs with a retail trading app where investors of all levels can buy, sell, and instantly settle digital assets directly from their smartphone. Open Order Book is not just a […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Adds Ethereum Wallet Forensics to AML Screening Solution

This week, we announced the launch of a new Ethereum wallet forensics feature which was added to our anti-money laundering “AML” software solution, AMLCop. The new feature enables AMLCop to continually screen Ethereum wallets against a database of wallet addresses directly or indirectly involved in phishing, hacks, or scams. This offers ERC-20 issuers and all […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #2

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Merged Mining: Curse or Cure?” Authors: Aljosha Judmayer, Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Artemios Voyiatzis, Edgar Weippl Affiliation: SBA Research, Vienna, Austria Article Category: Security Why this article? : As discussed in our last installment, Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm acts as the backbone of prominent cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The security […]Continue Reading

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Why the blockchain community needs to pay better attention to KYC/AML

From Binance’s alleged KYC data hack to FATF’s new AML guidelines, compliance can no longer take a backseat [Earlier this month, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume experienced an alleged customer KYC data leak, where a hacker threatened the release of some of Binance’s customer identity verification data. Binance states it is still […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #1

Saving energy with hashing algorithm enhancements By Ashish Rajendra Sai An introduction to the series Over the past decade, blockchain technology has become highly common, primarily owing to the effective implementation in the cryptocurrency realm. After the emergence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain solutions have been implemented in just about every dimension of traditional business […]Continue Reading

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The true one-stop-shop for security token offerings

By Vanessa Malone You’ve read the advantages of issuing digital securities over traditional securities, assembled your legal team, and are ready to conduct your own digital securities offering. You type in ‘digital securities platforms’ or ‘security token platforms’ into google and *BAM*, you’re hit with a plethora of companies offering multiple solutions for each stage […]Continue Reading

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Removing cryptocurrency volatility from the security token marketplace

By Vanessa Malone This week, we announced that Horizon’s blockchain technology suite will power Antigua & Barbuda’s international exchange for investors to buy and sell compliant digital securities, also referred to as security tokens.  The proposed framework combines three critical components for a healthy digital securities marketplace to thrive on the Ethereum public blockchain: Government […]Continue Reading

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Keeping your security token offering compliant without scaring away investors

By Vanessa Malone Security token offerings (STOs), or digital securities offerings (DSOs), offer issuers an incredible capital raising vehicle with unprecedented transparency and liquidity potential in the secondary market. As the majority of DSOs were deemed offerings of securities by regulators, most issuers turned to Regulation A+(Reg A+), Rule 506(C) of Regulation D (Reg D), […]Continue Reading

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