Upstream working to create economic development for foreign exchanges and their issuers with streamlined dual listings on Upstream’s global trading app

By Anastasia Samaras

Upstream is proud to announce its Dual Listing Exchange Program working to create economic development for foreign exchanges and issuers with streamlined dual listings on Upstream’s global trading app.

The goal is to offer issuers the ability to expand their investor base and liquidity potential by tapping into a global community on Upstream’s next-generation trading app!

What can this program do for your exchange?

Upstream is working to create mutually beneficial wins for local exchanges, issuers, and economies that may face the following hurdles:

  1. Limited access to a global audience. Current markets for domestic issuers are primarily catered to local investors without streamlined access to a global audience.
  2. Limited liquidity and trading. Local trading hours and fewer direct investor access points to the market may affect liquidity and trading volume.
  3. Limited technology integrations. Many foreign markets lack an app-based trading solution to reach modern investors seamlessly worldwide.

Upstream works to address these roadblocks

Our approach is not to compete with local markets but to complement them with increased liquidity and volume potential from shares trading locally and globally.

Upstream was built to become a premiere global trading hub giving domestic exchanges and issuers exposure to digital-first investors around the world while offering investors access to purchase shares in forward-thinking companies directly from an app.

Upstream features:

1. Access to an Advanced Global Trading App

As a MERJ Exchange market and the first national exchange to be powered by a blockchain, Upstream features an accessible trading app with simple sign-up, real-time trades, and a transparent orderbook that actively prevents market manipulation for international investors to trade securities seamlessly and securely.

Trading pairs are quoted, traded, and immediately settled exclusively against the exchanges’ US dollar stablecoin, which is backed 1-for-1 with users’ deposits of fiat currency. And, notably, Upstream does not sell its client order flow.

2. Web3 Investor Engagement Tools

Upstream offers a streamlined bridge into Web3 to grow your digital reach. Engage investors with digital coupons (NFTs) redeemable for products and experiences to build shareholder loyalty, capture new customers, and create ongoing sales locally and globally.

With a seamless approach from, declaring a digital coupon to all shareholders of a record date, to then launching the digital coupon where shareholders can then redeem the digital coupon or trade it with others on Upstream, creating everlasting synergy.

3. Expanded reach to today’s digital-first investor

Today’s issuers are looking to dual list for many reasons including increased liquidity potential, increased access to capital, and longer trading periods when exchanges operate in different time zones.

Dual listing on Upstream offers these same benefits while giving the unique ability for Upstream investors to purchase shares using digital currency in the form of the USDC stablecoin, credit, debit, PayPal, and traditional bank payments.

This modernization of payment methods widens the investor pool giving issuers access to a global, digital-first investor base and enabling issuers to reach new shareholders internationally and enhance price discovery.

Upstream enables direct and expanded market access 5 days a week, 20 hours a day with real-time trading available right from investors’ smartphones.

Upstream aims to expand a global trading ecosystem where efficiency, fairness, and accessibility are enforced by blockchain technology.


To learn more about working with Upstream to streamline dual listings for your issuers and unlock the full potential of your local market, visit or reach the team at


This communication 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.

Commemorative NFTs are for utility, collection, and display only.

Redeemable NFTs and Commemorative NFTs are not securities and may be bought and sold globally, including by U.S. and Canadian persons.

U.S. and Canadian persons are not permitted to purchase Upstream-listed securities but are permitted to sell securities they currently own, that have been listed on Upstream, for liquidation purposes only.

If funding Upstream with an ACH or wire bank payment, users must complete Upstream’s in-app KYC process to get their new, FDIC-insured, Upstream U.S. bank account details via email. Users may then initiate a funds-transfer from their bank or financial institution to this new U.S. Dollar bank account. If you haven’t completed KYC yet or didn’t select ‘Bank’ as the ‘Deposit From’ option when you completed the process initially, then please go through KYC again selecting the ‘Bank’ payment method. Users may complete the simple KYC process by tapping the settings icon and the KYC option inside the Upstream app.

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 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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