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NFL Hall of Famer Edgerrin James Launches First NFT on Upstream

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 00:00

Upstream's Brand Ambassador Launching NFT Commemorating NFL Hall of Fame Moment

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / June 22, 2022 / Upstream, the revolutionary exchange for digital securities and NFTs powered by Horizon Fintex (Horizon) and MERJ Exchange Limited, today announced that NFL Hall of Famer and Upstream brand ambassador, Edgerrin James, has launched his first limited edition NFTs using Upstream's carbon neutral, user-friendly exchange. The digital collectibles are now available for purchase on Upstream by scanning the QR code below.

Edgerrin James has released 200 NFTs priced at $50 each. The NFT presents a signed, one-of-one custom 1975 Chevy Caprice Classic to commemorate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with custom leather seats signed by numerous Hall of Famers. In addition to a collector's piece, buyers may also receive additional perks and experiences reserved for NFT holders.

Horizon Fintex, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Press release picture

Name: Hall of Fame
Ticker: EDGE
Supply: 200
Price: $50


  1. DOWNLOAD UPSTREAM app on iOS or Android and tap Sign Up.
  2. FUND YOUR ACCOUNT. For Credit, Debit, or PayPal: Tap Investor > Fund My Account> Tap your desired funding method.
  3. PURCHASE NFT. Scan QR code to open Upstream app, Tap Market>NFT, tap the ‘EDGE' NFT, and tap Buy Now.
  4. HOLD OR TRADE NFT. Buyers will receive a push notification and find their EDGE NFT in their Upstream app's Portfolio screen to hold or trade.

Upstream is a 100% carbon neutral blockchain and doesn't charge users gas fees. This enables athletes and brands to offer millions of NFTs at lower costs for a massive pool of fans to engage with. Further, Upstream's recently launched Custodial Accounts enable sports fans under 18 to safely buy and sell NFTs under a verified parent account, a major NFT platform differentiator.

"Edgerrin James' entry into Web 3.0 is a welcome one as he brings his creativity and innovation to the NFT market," says Upstream Head of Marketing Vanessa Malone. "This is the first of many iconic moments and experiences brought to fans by sports legends on Upstream."

"We're seeing many celebrity-backed NFTs go for thousands, if not millions of dollars," says Edgerrin James. "My goal is for my digital memorabilia to reach fans of all levels eager to participate in the growing digital collectors' community."

Edgerrin James is a part of Upstream's growing ecosystem which features sports, music, and entertainment heavyweights including NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, Antrel Rolle, BRON Studios, Ruffnation and more. Interested parties can learn more at or reach 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 Upstream app: Interested issuers can reach the team at [email protected]. U.S. and Canadian persons may buy, bid and auction NFTs on Upstream, however, U.S. and Canadian 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.

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. Learn more at

About Horizon:

Horizon is a fintech company that builds and powers digital securities exchanges with an integrated suite of software for compliant issuance and secondary trading of securities and NFTs. Our in-house solutions combine Wall Street and Silicon Valley to power the next generation of digital offerings and trading in the U.S. and globally. Horizon mines Ethereum cryptocurrency using an 8kWh solar array and uses this 100% carbon neutral ETH to pay gas fees. Learn more at

Press Contact:
Vanessa Malone
[email protected]


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.

*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 requirements, as well compliance with applicable quantitative and qualitative listing standards.

SOURCE: Horizon Fintex

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