SEC proposes amendments to popular capital raising vehicles Reg A+, Reg D, & Reg CF

Proposed amendments to the trillion dollar securities exemption market and the tech out there to help issuers streamline the capital raising process By Vanessa Malone Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has voted to propose a set of amendments to simplify and improve common securities exemptions issuers use to raise capital. […]Continue Reading

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Why financial institutions should look to the blockchain for customer onboarding

How blockchain can help enhance KYC/AML requirements By Vanessa Malone With the ever-increasing Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance requirements companies are facing in the financial services arena, deploying technology solutions to keep up has become more of a mandate than a recommendation. Global penalties for financial institutions have reached $36 billion […]Continue Reading

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Cost Benefits of Tokenization vs. Traditional Private Placement (updated for 2020)

By Horizon & Entoro Key discussion points: How Entoro’s offerings analysis shows savings may be 40% less expensive using tokenization versus a traditional method of raising capital What the true tangible and intangible benefits digital securities have over traditional private placement How existing capital market participants are integrating blockchain technology to support the new age of […]Continue Reading

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The chicken and the egg problem for digital securities exchanges

What’s the current state of digital securities exchanges and how to increase adoption By Vanessa Malone Security Token Market recently put out a report discussing the current state of security token trading, also known as digital securities. In their research, they identified 60 digital securities exchanges around the world. Of those 60, only 3 regulated exchanges […]Continue Reading

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What is SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s safe harbor proposal and the implications surrounding it. By Vanessa Malone In a speech last week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce announced a proposal for a three-year “safe harbor” for tokens offerings which would exempt the sale of tokens or cryptocurrencies from certain federal securities law requirements. Token project issuers […]Continue Reading

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Horizon receives strategic investment & welcomes new Chief Strategy Officer, what’s next?

By Vanessa Malone This week, we announced that Horizon has received a strategic investment from Element ASA, an innovative investment company with a growing interest in blockchain technology projects with defensible IP.  In addition, we also welcomed James Haft, founder and CEO of PALcapital, LLC who will be providing services to Horizon as the Chief […]Continue Reading

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Dialogue with the Regulators: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech Across Europe

What our blockchain compliance forum is about and why it should be on your list of blockchain conferences to attend in 2020 By Vanessa Malone Worldwide annual spending on blockchain solutions has nearly tripled since 2017. Forecasts suggest that spending will continue to grow to an estimated $16 billion by 2023. The biggest sector accounting for […]Continue Reading

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The EU steps up its crypto compliance laws for 2020

5AMLD- what’s in store for the blockchain community and how fintech can stay ahead of global regulation By Vanessa Malone The U.S. isn’t the only country cracking down on compliance initiatives surrounding blockchain and digital assets in 2020. Globally, anti-money laundering(AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements have continued to increase and become more applicable […]Continue Reading

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Sports, fan-engagement, and blockchain

By Vanessa Malone Technology has completely evolved the way fans experience sports. Social media, fantasy sports, live streams, forums, in-game betting, and more have all taken the sports viewing experience out of the stadium and into the hands of fans. Today, these surrounding forces have become permanent introductions to the sports ecosystem. In some cases, […]Continue Reading

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2020- The year the blockchain community stops leading the conversation with “blockchain”

By Vanessa Malone The blockchain community has hit some incredible milestones in the past year. And while its important for these conversations to continue among current community members in order to share new ideas, developments, and implications regarding the technology; at times it seems the community remains in an echo chamber where only the people […]Continue Reading

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