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Four-Star Shooting Guard Robert Cowherd Launches Trading Card NFTs on Upstream

Friday, October 14, 2022 11:50 AM

Aspiring NBA player releases his digital collectible trading card NFTs on Upstream

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2022 / University of Mississippi shooting guard and aspiring NBA player, Robert Cowherd Jr., became the first NCAA D1 player to launch a limited edition NFT trading card on Upstream, the revolutionary trading app for NFTs and digital securities powered by Horizon Fintex (Horizon) and MERJ Exchange Limited (MERJ). 250 trading card NFTs are available for $5 each on the next generation trading app.

Fans interested in supporting Robert Cowherd Jr's athletic career can purchase a digital collectible simply by downloading Upstream; signing up with a password to have a blockchain wallet created for them in-app; funding their accounts using PayPal, Credit, Debit, or traditional bank payments; and tapping Buy Now. All USD accounts are FDIC-insured. After all NFTs are collected, fans may trade their digital cards with other fans. No gas fees are charged to users on Upstream.

"My limited edition NFT allows me to connect with those who support me and contribute to the success of my career from the very beginning," says Robert Cowherd Jr. "Upstream made the entire process seamless for me to start selling digital collectibles and build my Web3 audience."

"NFTs have the ability to create a continuous revenue stream that athletes can take advantage of, especially now that NCAA rules are putting financial control back into their hands." says Upstream Co-Founder Mark Elenowitz. "Upstream has the power to assist up and coming athletes with funding and expand their community."

Athletes interested in taking advantage of new NCAA rules and funding their careers with digital collectibles (NFTs) on a regulated exchange with no gas fees, no upfront costs, and no blockchain knowledge needed, all on a carbon neutral platform, 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 platform 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

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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.

*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.

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 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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SOURCE: Horizon Fintex

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