Spotlight on our white-label exchange software, Open Order Book

By Vanessa Malone Since the launch of Horizon’s white-label exchange software, Open Order Book, we’ve been working to deliver the technology to regulated entities and power a global network of investor-driven securities exchanges. The technology couples with a cutting-edge retail trading app where investors of all levels can buy, sell, and instantly settle securities directly […]Continue Reading

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The importance of KYC technology for online sports betting companies

KYC & AML compliance is at the forefront of sports betting. What can your company do to stay competitive & in compliance in 2021? By Vanessa Malone In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act of 1992 (PASPA), clearing the way for states to legalize online sports betting. In just […]Continue Reading

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What is equity crowdfunding?

What is equity crowdfunding and what could the future have in store? By Vanessa Malone Equity crowdfunding is a capital raising method typically utilized by startups and small businesses, whereby companies leverage social media, email, and other digital marketing efforts to sell securities to fans and customers. We have the JOBS Act of 2012 signed into […]Continue Reading

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SEC increases capital raising limits for equity crowdfunding

By Vanessa Malone What the new equity crowdfunding amendments could mean for issuers and investors This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission “SEC” officially amended rules under the Securities Act of 1933 to simplify and improve common securities exemptions companies use to raise capital.  The welcomed updates to capital raising vehicles Regulation A+ (Reg A+), […]Continue Reading

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Horizon launches sports platform that will allow fans to invest in their favorite professional athletes

Led by former NFL players and executives Ryan McNeil, Ray Farmer, & Garrick Jones Yesterday, we announced that Horizon has partnered with former NFL executives and players Ryan McNeil, Ray Farmer, and Garrick Jones to launch Global Fan Exchange “GFX,” a sports platform that will allow fans to invest and ultimately trade shares tied to a […]Continue Reading

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KYC/AML compliance as a competitive advantage for financial institutions

KYC/AML compliance shortcomings and opportunities  By Vanessa Malone In the last few months, major cracks have been revealed in the current Know Your Customer “KYC” and anti-money laundering “AML” compliance landscape for financial institutions. In May 2020, a leaked bulletin prepared by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that bad actors are likely using […]Continue Reading

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Horizon $5M Series A Funding Round now open for investments

Own a piece of the fintech company unlocking global retail liquidity in the multi-billion dollar crowdfunding market By Vanessa Malone Due to the unforeseen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizon took a pause on capital raising and instead focused our efforts on enhancing our securities technology ecosystem and creating meaningful partnerships with whom to […]Continue Reading

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FinCEN Files highlight glaring issues with current AML system and AML compliance programs

Considerations for financial institutions looking to re-approach their AML compliance programs By Vanessa Malone Last week, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a plan to make significant reforms to the U.S. anti money laundering system. Coincidentally this announcement came just days before the release of the “FinCEN Files,” a culmination of a 16-month long […]Continue Reading

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Mark Elenowitz | Interview with Equity Crowdfunding Pioneer Mark Elenowitz

Horizon’s President Mark Elenowitz led the first Reg A+ IPO to list on NYSE. Where does he see the future of equity crowdfunding going? By Vanessa Malone The SEC reports that the amount of new capital raised through exempt securities offerings (e.g., Reg D, Reg A+, and Reg CF offerings) has outpaced capital formation raised […]Continue Reading

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Is DeFi the next ICO bubble?

By Vanessa Malone On July 25, 2020, the amount of collateral locked in Decentralized Finance(DeFi) projects reached $4 billion, double what it was just two weeks prior. What is DeFi and where is it headed? What is DeFi? Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, falls deep within the crypto sector of fintech. It refers to digital assets, financial […]Continue Reading

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