Are SPACs the new IPOs?

What are SPACs and what’s coming next? By Vanessa Malone As of March 17, 2021, 268 special purpose acquisition companies ‘SPACs’ have raised over $87 billion in gross IPO proceeds.¹ In 2020, a record year for SPACs, 248 companies raised over $83 billion. This means that in just three months, the SPAC market raised more than […]Continue Reading

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Inside peak at digital stock exchange ‘Upstream’

Experience on the revolutionary exchange and trading app  By Vanessa Malone Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market expected Q2 of 2021, is a fully regulated global stock exchange for digital securities. Powered by Horizon’s proprietary blockchain technology, the exchange will enable investors to trade shares in high-growth startups and other unique asset classes directly from the app. […]Continue Reading

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Debenture trading platform launches in Brazil using Horizon’s blockchain technology

First of its kind asset trading platform in Brazil and Latin America by Horizon’s client Piemonte Holding  By Vanessa Malone We’re thrilled to announce that our client Piemonte Holding, the global financial group, has launched a fund and debenture trading platform using Horizon’s proprietary blockchain trading technology. The trading venue is the first of its kind […]Continue Reading

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Liquidity for the crowdfunding market webinar: key takeaways

By Vanessa Malone This week, Horizon, Crowdie Advisors and the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) hosted a webinar to discuss the state of liquidity in the crowdfunding market. Crowdfunding pioneer and Horizon President, Mark Elenowitz; and JOBS Act lawyer and Crowdie Advisors Principal, Maureen L. Murat, Esq., discussed progress for the crowdfunding industry, the legislation that […]Continue Reading

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Retail investor surge here to stay with trading app valuations and interest on the rise

Are retail trading apps like Robinhood and Coinbase a stepping stone to the next generation of trading? By Vanessa Malone The attention surrounding the GameStop stock frenzy has pushed retail investing interest to an all-time-high. Over the past few weeks, investing and finance apps like Robinhood, Webull, TD Ameritrade, and others have reached record-breaking daily users […]Continue Reading

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Horizon authorizes SEC-regulated transfer agent Vertalo to list issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange

Partnership to offer U.S. issuers secondary trading liquidity on the next generation digital exchange & trading app By Vanessa Malone Yesterday, we announced that Horizon has partnered with SEC-registered transfer agent Vertalo!¹ The partnership authorizes Vertalo to list U.S. issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange, giving issuers a seamless path to secondary trading on […]Continue Reading

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GameStop stock frenzy re-ignites call for the democratization of finance

How “Reddit Investors” put the spotlight on capital market access By Vanessa Malone For the last month, in true Main Street versus Wall Street fashion, the world witnessed Reddit community wallstreetbets take a stand against Wall Street by pumping the stock prices of GameStop (GME) and various others to counter Wall Street hedge funds that were […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Liquidity for the crowdfunding market

Hosted by Horizon, the Crowdfunding Professional Association CfPA and Crowdie Advisors 2/23 @ 3:30pm EST By Vanessa Malone We are excited to announce an upcoming webinar Tuesday, February 23rd from 3:30 to 4:30pm EST hosted by Horizon, the Crowdfunding Professionals Association “CfPA” and Crowdie Advisors to discuss the state of liquidity in the rapidly growing crowdfunding […]Continue Reading

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What makes Global Fan Exchange different from Fantex and other sports platforms?

Global Fan Exchange (GFX) is a global hub for fans to invest in and ultimately trade shares tied to the income streams of their favorite professional athletes, musicians, and entertainers. Our sports division is led by former NFL executives and players Ryan McNeil, Ray Farmer, and Garrick Jones. We are actively recruiting U.S. and international athletes to offer their branded […]Continue Reading

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AML compliance updates for 2021

Anti-Money Laundering Act “AMLA” of 2020 and the implications  By Vanessa Malone AML compliance updates for 2021 are off to a strong start and regulated entities would do well to prepare for the scope of these changes.  On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act. In this included the Anti-Money Laundering Act […]Continue Reading

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