Why celebrities are looking at Global Fan Exchange to mobilize fans & fund their ventures

By Vanessa Malone Global Fan Exchange “GFX” is Horizon’s next generation fan engagement platform giving fans the opportunity to invest, drive awareness, and share in the success of celebrity and athlete ventures. A few weeks ago we explored how Global Fan Exchange offers next generation athlete financing and what makes GFX unique. Now we want […]Continue Reading

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The first regulated exchange for tokenized SPACs

Horizon and MERJ announce tokenized SPACs on their digital stock exchange ‘Upstream’ By Vanessa Malone This week, we announced that Horizon and MERJ Exchange are launching tokenized Special Purpose Acquisition Companies “SPACs” that will list on our joint venture ‘Upstream,’ the revolutionary stock exchange and retail trading app for digital securities. This is the world’s […]Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Horizon & MERJ announce ‘Upstream,’ an exchange built to unlock liquidity in the global crowdfunding market

How Upstream plans to unlock liquidity in the $5bn crowdfunding market By Vanessa Malone This week we announced that Horizon has signed a joint venture and licensing agreement with MERJ Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges, to launch “Upstream,” a revolutionary app-based market for crowdfunded securities. Over the last few years, billions […]Continue Reading

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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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