Collaboration to raise global visibility for Upstream issuers as they begin listing on Upstream’s next generation securities market

by Fernanda De La Torre

IBN(InvestorBrandNetwork) has joined Upstream’s strategic media community to raise visibility for the influx of issuers listing on Upstream’s blockchain-powered market.

As part of Upstream’s listing benefits, IBN is offering issuers a variety of tools to amplify awareness including press releases with article syndication to amplify coverage across IBN’s 5,000+ strategic syndication partners such as Apple News and StreetInsider, a detailed Market Awareness Profile (MAP), coverage via multiple investor-oriented newsletters, and discounted bolt-on solutions to expand reach to millions of investors.

“IBN has amplified corporate communications for 500+ client partners across multiple industries and sectors over the last 17 years,” says IBN Communications Director Jonathan Keim. “We believe working with Upstream expands our reach to forward-thinking issuers while adding strength to the public markets.”

“Upstream has seen an uptick in dual listing applications from NASDAQ, NYSE, OTC, and other international issuers eager to access a global audience who can trade U.S. equities using digital currency and other streamlined payment methods,” says Upstream co-creator Mark Elenowitz. “Collaborating with a modern firm like IBN provides our issuers with increased visibility around their listings and the opportunities Upstream’s blockchain-powered platform facilitates.”

Dual Listing on Upstream

The benefits of listing on Upstream include:

  • Prevented Market Manipulations: Upstream features no short selling or other market manipulations enforced by Ethereum blockchain technology.
  • Accept Cryptocurrency from a Global Audience. Uniquely, Upstream allows global investors access to U.S. equities using cryptocurrency in the form of the USDC stablecoin. This enables issuers to reach new investors around the world and increase liquidity potential.
  • Transfer Agent Integration. Upstream’s U.S. transfer agent deposit and legend lift technology helps solve for common deposit and custody problems issuers face.
  • Web3 Technology. Upstream’s non-custodial platform features high-tech, high-touch onboarding, user-friendly trading tools, and transparency enforced by Web3 blockchain technology for international traders to trade securities conveniently and efficiently.
  • FDIC Insurance: Upstream accounts, U.S. and non-U.S., are FDIC-insured up to $250,000.
  • Streamlined On/Off Ramps. Cryptocurrency holders enjoy a streamlined on/off-ramp to/from popular cryptocurrency exchange platforms like Coinbase. US Dollar holders enjoy a fiat on/off-ramp to/from any U.S. or int’l bank when they sell their shares.
  • Full Sovereign Exchange. Upstream is a MERJ Exchange Market. MERJ is an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges. As a fully regulated overseas stock exchange, we are a peer to the OTC markets (i.e. Upstream is not a mini-market like an ATS or MTF). This means qualified issuers may cross-list Upstream securities in other global markets.


Aside from the advantages of dual listing on Upstream, we are now working to provide even more value through our media collaboration with IBN.

Read the full press release here.

Issuers interested in dual listing on Upstream can get started at or reach the team at


*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.

*NFTs received have no economic value, royalties, equity ownership, or dividends. NFTs are for utility, collection, and display only.

*U.S. investors are not permitted to purchase Upstream listed securities. U.S. and Canadian citizens will only be able to trade in securities they currently own, that have been listed on Upstream, for liquidation purposes only.

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Upstream is a MERJ Exchange market. MERJ Exchange is a licensed Securities Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges, and a full member of ANNA. MERJ supports global issuers of traditional and digital securities through the entire asset life cycle from issuance to trading, clearing, settlement, and registry. It operates a fair and transparent marketplace in line with international best practices and principles of operations of financial markets. Upstream does not endorse or recommend any public or private securities bought or sold on its app. Upstream does not offer investment advice or recommendations of any kind. All brokerage services offered by Upstream are intended for self-directed clients who make their own investment decisions without aid or assistance from Upstream. All customers are subject to the rules and regulations of their jurisdiction. By accessing the site or app, you agreed to be bound by its terms of use and privacy policy. Company and security listings on Upstream are only suitable for investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with speculative investments, often in early and development-stage companies. There can be no assurance the valuation of any particular company’s securities is accurate or in agreement with the market or industry comparative valuations. Investors must be able to afford market volatility and afford the loss of their investment. Companies listed on Upstream are subject to significant ongoing corporate obligations including, but not limited to disclosure, filings, and notification requirements, as well as compliance with applicable quantitative and qualitative listing standards.

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