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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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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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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The importance of KYC technology for online sports betting companies

KYC & AML compliance is at the forefront of sports betting. What can your company do to stay competitive & in compliance in 2021? By Vanessa Malone In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act of 1992 (PASPA), clearing the way for states to legalize online sports betting. In just […]Continue Reading

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What is equity crowdfunding?

What is equity crowdfunding and what could the future have in store? By Vanessa Malone Equity crowdfunding is a capital raising method typically utilized by startups and small businesses, whereby companies leverage social media, email, and other digital marketing efforts to sell securities to fans and customers. We have the JOBS Act of 2012 signed into […]Continue Reading

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SEC increases capital raising limits for equity crowdfunding

By Vanessa Malone What the new equity crowdfunding amendments could mean for issuers and investors This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission “SEC” officially amended rules under the Securities Act of 1933 to simplify and improve common securities exemptions companies use to raise capital.  The welcomed updates to capital raising vehicles Regulation A+ (Reg A+), […]Continue Reading

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