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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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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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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Horizon $5M Series A Funding Round now open for investments

Own a piece of the fintech company unlocking global retail liquidity in the multi-billion dollar crowdfunding market By Vanessa Malone Due to the unforeseen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizon took a pause on capital raising and instead focused our efforts on enhancing our securities technology ecosystem and creating meaningful partnerships with whom to […]Continue Reading

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The SEC amends the accredited investor rule; why it’s an important stepping stone

By Vanessa Malone This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, expanding eligibility requirements for investors who want to participate in the private capital markets. The new amendments enable investors to qualify as accredited investors based on defined measures of professional knowledge and experience or certifications, in addition […]Continue Reading

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Is your transfer agency equipped to support the next wave of capital formation?

A transfer agent’s role in Reg A+ and Reg D securities offerings By Vanessa Malone A growing investor base The exempt securities market, which includes popular capital raising vehicles Regulation A+(Reg A+) and Regulation D (Reg D), has surpassed the registered securities market. 69% of capital formation in 2019 was generated through exempt securities offerings.¹ This […]Continue Reading

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The missing link in Reg CF and Reg A+ securities offerings

By Vanessa Malone As we discussed in last week’s blog, the amount of capital raised through exempt securities offerings has outpaced the level of capital formation through registered securities offerings. The SEC’s recent capital formation report outlines a set of amendments to simplify and improve common securities exemptions issuers utilize to raise capital. Included in the proposal, […]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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Horizon’s biggest milestones of 2019

2019 was a big year for us! We launched our one-stop-shop for digital securities technology, powered the first secondary trading venue for blockchain bonds in Brazil, launched our Series A, and more. As we kick off 2020, we want to first look back at our biggest accomplishments from 2019. January 2019- Launched CustodyWare to enable […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s technology powers first tokenized bond with secondary trading for its subscribers on Ethereum public blockchain

By Vanessa Malone This week we announced that our client Piemonte Holding, an A-rated Brazilian bank which develops and manages tailor-made investment products, has closed its R$ 66m (US$ 16.2m) private bond issuance and successfully completed the launch of a secondary market for the Piemonte “Smart Bond” on Ethereum using Horizon’s compliance, custody, and blockchain […]Continue Reading

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