Upcoming Webinar: Capital Raising in the Era of Digitalization: Regulatory & Fintech Considerations in the U.S. & U.K.

Hosted by Horizon, Finceler8, and UK Department for International Trade (DIT) Horizon, Finceler8, and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) are excited to be hosting an upcoming webinar to discuss the state of capital raising with a focus on regulatory and fintech challenges across the U.S. and U.K.  The live panel, including additional speakers from […]Continue Reading

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Horizon product update: APIs added to further streamline KYC/AML compliance checks

Horizon’s esteemed team of software engineers are continually working to enhance our next generation compliance solutions. We are happy to announce new APIs added to KYCware and AMLcop to further streamline onboarding, identify verification and AML screening for our existing and future clients.  Existing clients can review the code on our developer portal here and […]Continue Reading

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Equity crowdfunding’s race for liquidity in the U.S. and U.K.

By Vanessa Malone Crowdfunded securities fall under the alternative investment category which typically get flagged as illiquid investments. While this may have been okay at the start, the private capital markets are evolving. Companies are staying private longer and peer to peer capital formation has seen a large uptick. U.S. based equity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, […]Continue Reading

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When the equity crowdfunding wave will become an equity crowdfunding tsunami

By Vanessa Malone As a quick refresher, 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 number of customers and fans. Traditionally, early-stage investment opportunities were reserved for high-net worth individuals. Equity […]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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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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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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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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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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A Proposal for a Federally Sponsored Blockchain

Guest Post By Jon Normile, Horizon’s SVP Exchange Compliance Note: Please note that the opinions in this piece are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the company. Blockchain technology will revolutionize how we manage our data and how we empower users. It will streamline processes, remove operational friction and eliminate the inefficiencies […]Continue Reading

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