The importance of KYC technology for financial institutions amidst COVID-19

Why now is the time for companies to bring their onboarding processes into the digital age By Vanessa Malone While many companies have been making steps to create flexible options for their clients to interact with their business online for quite some time, those in heavily regulated environments like financial institutions, have been slower to adopt […]Continue Reading

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Is your transfer agency equipped to support the next wave of capital formation?

A transfer agent’s role in Reg A+ and Reg D securities offerings By Vanessa Malone A growing investor base The exempt securities market, which includes popular capital raising vehicles Regulation A+(Reg A+) and Regulation D (Reg D), has surpassed the registered securities market. 69% of capital formation in 2019 was generated through exempt securities offerings.¹ This […]Continue Reading

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What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)?

What is anti-money laundering “AML” and how can you stay compliant in 2020?( By Vanessa Malone What is anti-money laundering, or AML? Anti-money laundering refers to a set of rules and regulations financial institutions must adhere to in order to help detect and prevent money laundering, fraud, and terrorist financing. The legislative framework these rules come from […]Continue Reading

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Why emerging technology is positioned to pull through the economic downturn

By Vanessa Malone The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly escalated around the globe, creating economic impacts on top of health impacts that everyone is attempting to navigate. The stock market is now deep into a bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced the biggest one-day drop since 1987, falling nearly 10% last Thursday. Investors are […]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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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 of blockchain and digital securities

By Vanessa Malone It seems that in the tech world, each year is deemed the year of (fill in the blank) for some aspect of blockchain technology. 2016 and 2017 were the years of initial coin offerings (ICOs) which took the market by storm and generated an estimated $20 billion in capital. Unfortunately, with the […]Continue Reading

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Is the future of securities trading on the blockchain?

By Vanessa Malone If you’re a regular on our weekly blog, you’ll know that Horizon’s vision is to deliver our blockchain issuance, compliance, and trading software to regulated entities around the world in order to power a global network of digital securities exchanges.  We, like many others, believe that blockchain technology is at the forefront […]Continue Reading

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