2020- The year the blockchain community stops leading the conversation with “blockchain”

By Vanessa Malone The blockchain community has hit some incredible milestones in the past year. And while its important for these conversations to continue among current community members in order to share new ideas, developments, and implications regarding the technology; at times it seems the community remains in an echo chamber where only the people […]Continue Reading

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A Proposal for a Federally Sponsored Blockchain

Guest Post By Jon Normile, Horizon’s SVP Exchange Compliance Note: Please note that the opinions in this piece are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the company. Blockchain technology will revolutionize how we manage our data and how we empower users. It will streamline processes, remove operational friction and eliminate the inefficiencies […]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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Horizon Launches $5 Million Series A Round to Support Build Out of Global Trading Venues Powered by Horizon’s Blockchain Technology

By Vanessa Malone This week we announced the launch of Horizon’s $5 million Series A funding round which is now open for investments. Both institutions and qualified investors have the opportunity to become shareholders as we further develop and scale the licensing operations of our proprietary digital securities issuance, compliance, and secondary trading technology being […]Continue Reading

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Increasing KYC/AML compliance without sacrificing user experience

By Vanessa Malone In today’s digital world, users have come to expect high-tech, high-touch interfaces, personalized experiences, security, and transparency. We see this demand across social media platforms, online shopping, banking, investing — almost every aspect of our everyday activities are becoming increasingly digitized.  On one side, this is great. With new technology comes new and creative […]Continue Reading

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Common Exemptions Used for Security Token Offerings

Which securities frameworks are most widely used for security token offerings and how do they compare with one another? By Vanessa Malone Background We like to think of security token offerings, or digital securities offerings, as the next generation of securities. Unlike cryptocurrencies or utility tokens, digital securities represent real ownership interests in an underlying asset […]Continue Reading

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Key Takeaways from Dialogue with the Regulators: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech

We are happy to announce that Dialogue with the Regulators: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech was a great success. A big thank you to everyone who made it.  We welcomed senior regulators from the SEC, FINRA, CFPB, and Texas State Securities Board; blockchain trailblazers including Gemini, Paxful, Coinbase and financial service heavyweights such as Blackrock, UBS, […]Continue Reading

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5 Myths About Conducting a Security Token Offering

By Vanessa Malone A series of events led to the emergence of digital securities, from the rise of equity crowdfunding to the fall of the ICO-era. While the majority of issuers thus far have been utilizing Rule 506(c) of Regulation D to conduct a digital securities offering, a new industry milestone was reached in August […]Continue Reading

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