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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Is the future of securities trading on the blockchain?

By Vanessa Malone If you’re a regular on our weekly blog, you’ll know that Horizon’s vision is to deliver our blockchain issuance, compliance, and trading software to regulated entities around the world in order to power a global network of digital securities exchanges.  We, like many others, believe that blockchain technology is at the forefront […]Continue Reading

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The Blockchain Paradigm Shift

What is it and why businesses need to adapt to the new age of transparency, accessibility, and speed By Vanessa Malone A paradigm shift, made popular by American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, originally detailed Kuhn’s observation of how science changes over time. A shift happened when dominant conceptual ideas, under which normally accepted science […]Continue Reading

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Removing cryptocurrency volatility from the security token marketplace

By Vanessa Malone This week, we announced that Horizon’s blockchain technology suite will power Antigua & Barbuda’s international exchange for investors to buy and sell compliant digital securities, also referred to as security tokens.  The proposed framework combines three critical components for a healthy digital securities marketplace to thrive on the Ethereum public blockchain: Government […]Continue Reading

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