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Former NFL Defensive Back Antrel Rolle Joins Upstream Securities & NFT Exchange as Athlete Brand Ambassador

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:10 AM

Antrel Rolle to Counsel Athletes & Public Figures on Raising Funds Through Digital Collectible, Fan-Engagement NFTs

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / June 7, 2022 / Upstream, the revolutionary exchange for digital securities and NFTs powered by Horizon Fintex (Horizon) and MERJ Exchange Limited, announced today that Former NFL Defensive Back Antrel Rolle has joined the eco and user-friendly exchange as a strategic brand ambassador. Rolle will counsel professional and college athletes on how to integrate digital merchandise (NFTs) into their personal brand-building strategies to raise funds and generate fan engagement.

Antrel Rolle, alongside recently added NFL and NBA Hall-of-Famers Edgerrin James and Dominique Wilkins, will support Upstream's innovative sports vertical which offers athletes a seamless Web 3.0 on-ramp to create and sell digital collectible, fan engagement NFTs to alumni and fans.

A frontrunner for the Thorpe Award and All-America Honors who is widely considered college football's top returning defensive back, Rolle brings fundamental insider knowledge from both the athlete and business perspectives to further drive Upstream's initiatives.

Upstream offers a fully regulated exchange (most other NFT platforms are unregulated); Upstream doesn't charge users gas fees which enables athletes to offer millions of NFTs at no cost to them (most other platforms charge gas fees regardless of successful bids); and Upstream verifies buyers and sellers (most other platforms don't require user verification). As a cash-driven exchange, athletes are able to withdraw NFT proceeds and royalties while avoiding common crypto off-ramp hurdles.

"As someone who has been through the athlete journey firsthand, it's incredible to see platforms like Upstream that has taken steps to both empower and protect these athletes while giving them a unique opportunity to monetize their personal brand at the very start of their careers," says Antrel Rolle.

"All college and professional athletes can use Upstream to enter the billion-dollar NFT market while protecting their personal brand and fans," Upstream Co-founder Mark Elenowitz says. "Since Upstream does not charge users gas fees, creators can offer millions of low-cost and premium NFTs to fans who can safely purchase on the app using PayPal, Credit, Debit, US dollars, or USDC stablecoin."

Antrel Rolle enters Upstream's roster of partners and brand ambassadors which features sports, music, and entertainment heavyweights including NFL Hall of Famer Edgerrin James, NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, BRON Studios, and more. Interested parties can visit or contact the team at [email protected].

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 will enable investors to trade NFTs, shares in IPOs, crowdfunded companies, U.S. & Int'l. equities, and celebrity ventures directly from the app: Interested issuers can reach the team at [email protected].

About MERJ:

MERJ Exchange (MERJ) operates Upstream as a fully regulated and licensed integrated securities exchange, clearing system and depository for digital and non-digital securities. MERJ is an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), recognized by HM Revenue and Customs UK, a full member of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and a Qualifying Foreign Exchange for OTC Markets in the US. MERJ is also a member of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative. Visit to learn more.

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. Our 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

Press Contacts:
Vanessa Malone
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This press release 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.

*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 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.

Upstream is a MERJ Exchange market. MERJ Exchange is a licensed Securities Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges and 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 practice 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.

SOURCE: Horizon Globex GmbH

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