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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Fintech trends Horizon aims to fuel in 2021

By Vanessa Malone The global fintech industry is expected to reach $305 billion by 2025. ¹ This growth is reportedly due to the large investments being made into technology-based solutions by banks and firms. Moreover, fintech is rapidly reshaping how we bank, invest, and perform financial transactions. Technology is gradually moving control away from institutions […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s biggest milestones of 2020

By Vanessa Malone Despite the unforeseen circumstances of 2020, Horizon reached some incredible milestones enhancing our securities technology ecosystem and establishing joint ventures to begin building and powering global exchanges. As we approach 2021, we want to first look back at our biggest accomplishments from 2020.  February 7 — Horizon receives a strategic investment from Element ASA In […]Continue Reading

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How Upstream fits into the world of decentralized finance

By Vanessa Malone Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, refers to financial smart contracts and applications (dApps) deployed on a blockchain, most commonly on Ethereum. The goals of these dApps are to flip traditional financial applications on their heads and “defy” the current infrastructure by developing their decentralized and non-custodial counterparts.  Instead of relying on a central […]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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Interview with former NFL player, serial entrepreneur & CEO of Global Fan Exchange — Ryan McNeil

By Vanessa Malone Recently, 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 portion of athletes and teams’ income streams. This week, we […]Continue Reading

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Equity crowdfunding around the globe

The state of equity crowdfunding from the world’s most active markets By Vanessa Malone The U.S. has seen some incredible movement on the equity crowdfunding front. Just last month, the SEC increased capital raising limits for Reg A+ from $50 million to $75 million and Reg CF from $1.07 million to $5 million.  Soon before, the […]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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