SPAC Industry Expanding Beyond the US to Europe & Asia

Why SPACs are here to stay as a global opportunity By Vanessa Malone The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) industry; made up of companies formed solely to raise capital, acquire existing private companies, and take them public, grew at an unprecedented rate over the last two years. In 2020, already a record year for SPACs, […]Continue Reading

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The future of global stock exchanges

Real-time trading, instant settlement, & direct exchange access using blockchain technology Stock trading has greatly evolved over the last few decades. Gone are the movie-esque trading floor scenes with hordes of men in suits loudly executing trades. In the 1980s, exchanges began replacing floor trading with automated trading systems and transactions started to be executed […]Continue Reading

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Why we’re choosing USDC stablecoin for traders to use on Upstream over other digital currencies

Why Upstream is accepting both digital currency and traditional bank payments By Vanessa Malone We’re getting close to the official launch of Upstream, our next generation exchange and trading app for digital securities.  On the surface, Upstream offers investors of all levels direct access to a regulated stock exchange through a userfriendly trading app. Under the […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s latest milestones & upcoming projects

A mid-year look at our latest milestones & what to look forward to By Vanessa Malone At the end of 2020, Horizon announced the launch of two key marketplaces we built and are powering: Upstream, the digital stock exchange and trading app; and the fan engagement platform, Global Fan Exchange “GFX”. As we reach mid-year, we’d […]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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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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Horizon authorizes SEC-regulated transfer agent Vertalo to list issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange

Partnership to offer U.S. issuers secondary trading liquidity on the next generation digital exchange & trading app By Vanessa Malone Yesterday, we announced that Horizon has partnered with SEC-registered transfer agent Vertalo!¹ The partnership authorizes Vertalo to list U.S. issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange, giving issuers a seamless path to secondary trading on […]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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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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