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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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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How global fan exchange aims to revolutionize the music industry

The music industry is ripe for disruption, here’s how Horizon’s fan engagement platform empowers musicians and their fans By Vanessa Malone  We believe that blockchain is revolutionizing fan engagement. A few months ago, Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Yachty sold $275,000 worth of $YACHTY tokens to his fans in just 21 minutes. Fans purchased the tokens for $15 […]Continue Reading

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Coinbase’s direct listing points to appeal of investor-driven markets

How Coinbase’s direct listing points to larger opportunity for markets priced by investors rather than market makers This week was big for the crypto community.  Bitcoin surged to over $60,000 on Wednesday, March 14th right before Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) became the largest crypto firm to go public on Nasdaq through a direct listing.¹ Coinbase ended its first […]Continue Reading

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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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