Horizon adds new feature to KYC/AML onboarding app ‘KYCware’

New geotagging feature enabled to simplify identity verification process for users Horizon’s exceptional team of software engineers is continually working to enhance our next generation compliance solutions for our global client base.  We are happy to announce a new geotagging feature added to our white-label identity verification app, KYCware, which works in conjunction with a listed […]Continue Reading

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How Upstream plans to disrupt the SPAC industry

The benefits of tokenized SPACs versus traditional SPACs for issuers and investors A few weeks ago, 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 trading app for digital securities. Upstream offers the world’s first blockchain-based […]Continue Reading

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How global fan exchange aims to revolutionize the music industry

The music industry is ripe for disruption, here’s how Horizon’s fan engagement platform empowers musicians and their fans By Vanessa Malone  We believe that blockchain is revolutionizing fan engagement. A few months ago, Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Yachty sold $275,000 worth of $YACHTY tokens to his fans in just 21 minutes. Fans purchased the tokens for $15 […]Continue Reading

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Coinbase’s direct listing points to appeal of investor-driven markets

How Coinbase’s direct listing points to larger opportunity for markets priced by investors rather than market makers This week was big for the crypto community.  Bitcoin surged to over $60,000 on Wednesday, March 14th right before Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) became the largest crypto firm to go public on Nasdaq through a direct listing.¹ Coinbase ended its first […]Continue Reading

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What are NFTs?

What are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and why you should pay attention to the latest blockchain craze  Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest blockchain trend and acronym to flood headlines. Recently, British auction house Christie’s closed the sale of an NFT by digital artist Beeple for $69 million (£50 million)¹ which set a record for digital […]Continue Reading

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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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