Celebrating our growing community eager to trade on Upstream’s global, next-generation trading app

By Anastasia Samaras

Upstream, a MERJ Exchange market and trading app, has achieved a significant milestone, a thriving community of over 12,500 users and counting all eager to join the future of trading! 

12,500 users represent 12,500 unique Upstream digital wallets!

The Journey to 12.5k+ Users

Upstream, a MERJ Exchange market is a revolutionary exchange and trading app giving U.S., Canadian, and other global issuers access to a digital-first investor base who can trade company shares from anywhere using a user-friendly trading app. It runs an alternative technology stack using a distributed ledger approach to data to meet the demands of modern investors.

Upstream’s journey to 12,500 users has been two-fold. On one end, we have a pipeline of issuers interested in dual listing on Upstream to reach a global investor base seeking secure, fair, and efficient trading experiences that can trade using credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, USD, or USDC, unlocking liquidity and enhancing price discovery. It’s typically challenging for investors outside the U.S. and Canada to access Nasdaq, NYSE, OTC, Canadian securities, and other markets. Our streamlined process and support for dual listings have transformed Upstream into an attractive destination for issuers seeking expanded reach and engagement with their audiences. We also offer issuers $75k of additional value through our channel partners to enhance visibility surrounding the listing.

As a smart-contract powered market, Upstream issuers are also taking advantage of our digital coupon (NFT) strategy turning engaged shareholders into customers and loyal customers into shareholders. Issuers may launch digital coupons to their shareholders to reward them, drive buzz towards initiatives, and bring new potential customers in.

We’ve already offered unique avenues for our users to engage, participate, and be rewarded. These strategies have not only heightened the sense of belonging within our community but have also solidified Upstream’s reputation as a trailblazer.

Complementing this growth trajectory is our dedicated NFT community. Our network of relationships now spans across sectors, including collaborations with brands, renowned athletes, and more. 

The Power of Community

At Upstream, we understand that success isn’t a solitary journey; it’s a collective effort driven by the power of community. Our ever-expanding community of traders and enthusiasts has not only helped us achieve the incredible milestone of 12,500 users on our app but has also become the core of our mission.

Our Discord community, which continues to grow, provides an engaging platform for discussions on NFTs, Web3, and more. Within this vibrant space, our Support Center Channel is readily available, offering swift responses to commonly asked questions about Upstream, Dual Listings, and any support-related inquiries.

We’re expanding investor education tools and resources for our community with channels like our Upstream Up Close series on X (Twitter) for insightful discussions on Upstream, industry trends, and more led by our marketing team. 

Looking Forward

Upstream goes beyond simplifying complex technology. We’re working towards democratized access to interesting issuers around the world, empowering over 12,500 users to trade with transparency, expanded trading hours, user control, and real-time trading execution. This milestone reflects the growing demand for inclusive, efficient, and secure trading experiences.

Issuers: Reach a global, digital-first investor base. Get started at https://upstream.exchange/GetListed.

Investors: Stay tuned as we introduce exciting new issuers to the platform. Download the Upstream app today: https://upstream.exchange/


U.S. persons may not deposit, buy, or sell securities on Upstream.

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. NFTs have no royalties, equity ownership, or dividends. NFTs are for utility, collection, redemption, or display purposes only. Anyone may buy and sell NFTs on Upstream. All orders for sale are non-solicited by Upstream and a user’s decision to trade securities must be based on their own investment judgment.

Upstream is a MERJ Exchange market. MERJ Exchange is a licensed Securities Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges, a National Numbering Agency, and a member of ANNA. MERJ is regulated in the Seychelles by the Financial Services Authority, https://fsaseychelles.sc/, an associate member of the International Association of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). 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 agree 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. U.S. persons may not deposit, buy, or sell securities on Upstream. 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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