Horizon Fintex

Dec 31, 2021

10 min read

Horizon’s biggest milestones of 2021

Upstream, strategic partnerships, NFTs, & more

February 12 — Horizon authorizes SEC-regulated transfer agent Vertalo to list issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange

Horizon partnered with SEC-registered transfer agent, Vertalo, to offer U.S. issuers secondary trading liquidity on Upstream.

February 23— Liquidity for the crowdfunding market webinar with the Crowdfunding Professional Association, CfPA

Crowdfunding pioneer and Horizon President, Mark Elenowitz; and JOBS Act lawyer and Crowdie Advisors Principal, Maureen L. Murat, Esq., hosted a webinar to discuss progress for the crowdfunding industry, the legislation that has created opportunities and roadblocks, and how Horizon’s trading technology unlocks liquidity in the market.

March 5 — Debenture trading platform launches in Brazil using Horizon’s blockchain technology

Through a licensing agreement with global financial group, Piemonte Holding, Horizon built the A-rated Brazilian financial institution a first of its kind bond issuance and secondary exchange for its private investors which is live today.

April 2 —Horizon’s fan engagement platform, Global Fan Exchange, launches

Global Fan Exchange “GFX” is a next generation fan engagement platform giving athletes, teams, musicians, and entertainers the opportunity to leverage their personal brands to fund their ventures.

July 7— Pitbull joins Horizon’s music division as a strategic advisor

Grammy-winning, international superstar Armando Christian Pérez, aka Pitbull, joined Horizon’s music division.

July 20 — Horizon partners with SME 360 to launch sports and entertainment investment opportunities from Asia Pacific

Horizon has formed a strategic partnership with Sports Media and Entertainment 360 “SME 360” which aims to bring investment opportunities across Asia Pacific to fans on GFX and Upstream.

August 4— Horizon partners with Timbaland’s ‘Beatclub’ platform

Horizon has partnered with Grammy Award-winning Producer Timbaland and Gary Marella’s highly anticipated beat-selling marketplace, Beatclub.

October 27 — Upstream officially launches for novel digital assets, securities and NFTs

Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market powered by Horizon’s proprietary blockchain technology suite, proudly introduces a revolutionary global marketplace for digital assets, securities, and NFTs to trade on the Ethereum blockchain.

October 27 — FRESH KILLS IPO launches on Upstream

The first fan-driven IPO available on Upstream is for Jennifer Esposito’s FRESH KILLS, the first feature film financed and traded on a global stock exchange.¹

December 3 — One-stop-shop NFT marketplace on Upstream

Minting and trading NFTs on Upstream’s fully regulated exchange introduces what we believe to be the next evolution of Ethereum layer-2 NFT trading. Upstream offers a true one-stop-shop for creating and selling NFTs with no third-party integrations and no blockchain knowledge needed. We also believe participating in a regulated NFT environment offers an array of benefits to creators and traders compared to existing NFT marketplaces.

December 10— Eco-friendly exchange

As a company built on Ethereum, Horizon has always been forward thinking when building out its blockchain trading technology to address scalability, gas fees, and our environmental impact.

December 17 — Upstream enables traditional equities to be bought using USDC stablecoin for the first time through dual listings

Upstream announced it is offering dual listing capability to U.S. NASDAQ and over the counter (OTC) market issuers and international stock exchanges including EURONEXT, TSX, and CSE.


We are very proud of what the Horizon team has accomplished in 2021. We expect to hit the ground running in 2022 with first of their kind NFTs, dual listings, and fan-driven IPOs coming in the new year. Upstream and its capabilities as a next generation exchange and trading app has only begun to take shape.


1 The securities the Company is offering, where permitted by law, are shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
2 Accredited Investor as defined in Rule 501(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Restricted securities sold pursuant to the Reg D 506(c) offering will not be eligible to trade immediately and will need to be held for at least one year before sale or transfer, with limited exceptions.

About Upstream

Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, is a fully regulated global stock exchange for digital securities. Powered by Horizon’s proprietary matching engine technology, the exchange enables investors to trade shares in IPOs, crowdfunded companies, U.S. and international dual listed equities, SPACs and celebrity ventures directly from the app https://upstream.exchange/. Interested issuers can reach the team at hello@upstream.exchange.

About Horizon

Horizon is a fintech company that builds and powers global securities exchanges with an integrated suite of software for compliant issuance, management, and secondary trading of securities. Their in-house solutions combine Wall Street and Silicon Valley to power the next generation of securities offerings and trading in the U.S. and globally. Learn more at https://www.horizonfintex.com/.


This blog shall not constitute an offer to sell securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is not permitted. U.S. investors are not permitted to trade in Upstream listed securities. U.S. and Canadian citizens will only be able to trade in a security they currently own that has listed on upstream for liquidation only.