Fintech culture is here to stay

By Vanessa Malone Fintech, refers to technology or software innovations meant to disrupt current financial processes from the enterprise level down to the consumer. As the name suggests, it represents the intersection of finance and technology to reduce costs, simplify processes, and expand financial services to digital storefronts. Players include governments, traditional financial service companies, […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex Announces Corporate Name Change to Horizon Fintex

Shift reflects our refined focus on Horizon’s fintech and exchange technology solutions By Vanessa Malone June 19, 2020: The Horizon team is pleased to announce a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex, effective immediately. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Investor Webinar

Series A investment opportunity in Horizon’s proprietary fintech  By Vanessa Malone Click here to RSVP for our upcoming investor webinar happening Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 pm EST. As you may know, Horizon is currently conducting its $5M Series A funding round to further develop and scale the operations of its proprietary securities issuance and […]Continue Reading

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Why identity verification isn’t ready for complete automation…yet

The limitations of AI and fully automated solutions for identity verification in the financial services industry By Vanessa Malone Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other automated solutions are actively being deployed in the financial services industry to remove friction, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Especially in today’s remote environment, financial institutions are being forced to transition services […]Continue Reading

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The importance of KYC technology for financial institutions amidst COVID-19

Why now is the time for companies to bring their onboarding processes into the digital age By Vanessa Malone While many companies have been making steps to create flexible options for their clients to interact with their business online for quite some time, those in heavily regulated environments like financial institutions, have been slower to adopt […]Continue Reading

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What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)?

What is anti-money laundering “AML” and how can you stay compliant in 2020?( By Vanessa Malone What is anti-money laundering, or AML? Anti-money laundering refers to a set of rules and regulations financial institutions must adhere to in order to help detect and prevent money laundering, fraud, and terrorist financing. The legislative framework these rules come from […]Continue Reading

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Why emerging technology is positioned to pull through the economic downturn

By Vanessa Malone The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly escalated around the globe, creating economic impacts on top of health impacts that everyone is attempting to navigate. The stock market is now deep into a bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced the biggest one-day drop since 1987, falling nearly 10% last Thursday. Investors are […]Continue Reading

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Why financial institutions should look to the blockchain for customer onboarding

How blockchain can help enhance KYC/AML requirements By Vanessa Malone With the ever-increasing Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance requirements companies are facing in the financial services arena, deploying technology solutions to keep up has become more of a mandate than a recommendation. Global penalties for financial institutions have reached $36 billion […]Continue Reading

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Cost Benefits of Tokenization vs. Traditional Private Placement (updated for 2020)

By Horizon & Entoro Key discussion points: How Entoro’s offerings analysis shows savings may be 40% less expensive using tokenization versus a traditional method of raising capital What the true tangible and intangible benefits digital securities have over traditional private placement How existing capital market participants are integrating blockchain technology to support the new age of […]Continue Reading

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The chicken and the egg problem for digital securities exchanges

What’s the current state of digital securities exchanges and how to increase adoption By Vanessa Malone Security Token Market recently put out a report discussing the current state of security token trading, also known as digital securities. In their research, they identified 60 digital securities exchanges around the world. Of those 60, only 3 regulated exchanges […]Continue Reading

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