Horizon’s end-to-end blockchain technology suite

How our blockchain technology works together to usher in the future of trading By Vanessa Malone There is a lot of hype in the blockchain industry with companies making claims about what they ‘will’ create, or even more detrimental, making false claims about the capabilities of their existing companies. We’ve always liked the approach of coming […]Continue Reading

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What trading opportunities will Upstream support?

What types of assets are we targeting for our digital stock exchange and trading app By Vanessa Malone We are getting closer to the launch of Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, and revolutionary digital stock exchange and trading app for digital securities powered by Horizon’s blockchain technology. Here are the trading opportunities that we aim to […]Continue Reading

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How we’re building the ultimate fan-investor community on Global Fan Exchange & Upstream

Building GFX & Upstream into a global hub for unique fan engagement & trading opportunities By Vanessa Malone Over the last few weeks we’ve announced some incredible strategic partners that have joined our team. A recap of our latest strategic partnerships: July 7, 2021-Grammy-winning, international superstar Armando Christian Pérez, aka Pitbull, joins Global Fan Exchange’s […]Continue Reading

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‘Props’ to shut down two years after historic Reg A+ approval

Are loose regulations for security token offerings blocking growth in the US? By Vanessa Malone Last week, Props, a token protocol giving its owners benefits within the YouNow influencer live-streaming network, announced it will shut down its loyalty rewards program and cease maintaining the Props protocol at the end of the year. The news puts the […]Continue Reading

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Controlling your shares on Upstream versus other blockchain exchanges

Maintaining control of your assets on Upstream’s exchange and trading app using blockchain technology By Vanessa Malone Upstream, the Horizon-powered exchange and trading app for digital securities, is built using Ethereum blockchain technology. On the surface, Upstream offers global investors a real-time, secure, and intuitive trading app. Under the hood, Upstream introduces what we believe […]Continue Reading

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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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