Financing films with NFTs

How FRESH KILLS is incorporating NFTs into their offering on Upstream By Vanessa Malone Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, is now live and available for download on iOSorAndroid! Upstream aims to be a modern exchange for investors around the world to access and trade exciting opportunities, including fan-driven IPOs tied to entertainers, musicians, athletes, sports teams, […]Continue Reading

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Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, is now live!

Upstream has launched, download today & buy into the first fan-driven feature film IPO available on the revolutionary exchange & trading app By Vanessa Malone We are thrilled to announce that Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, is now live! Download Upstream on iOS or Android today! Upstream is a joint venture between Horizon Fintex (“Horizon”), the […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s end-to-end blockchain technology suite

How our blockchain technology works together to usher in the future of trading By Vanessa Malone There is a lot of hype in the blockchain industry with companies making claims about what they ‘will’ create, or even more detrimental, making false claims about the capabilities of their existing companies. We’ve always liked the approach of coming […]Continue Reading

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Upstream exchange introduces a commercial use case for trading securities on Ethereum layer 2

What’s the significance of Upstream as an Ethereum layer 2 solution for trading securities Upstream, the Horizon-powered exchange and trading app for digital securities going live soon, is built using Ethereum blockchain technology. On the surface, Upstream offers global investors a real-time, secure, and intuitive trading app. Under the hood, Upstream introduces what we believe […]Continue Reading

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How can European football clubs start to recover financially from COVID’s impact?

Talks about UEFA’s $8.2B COVID fund implies that the top clubs could reap the most benefits, what other options do European football clubs have? By Vanessa Malone UEFA, European football’s governing body, is creating a €7 billion ($8.2 billion) COVID relief fund to help bail out the football teams struggling to manage their debts from the […]Continue Reading

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What trading opportunities will Upstream support?

What types of assets are we targeting for our digital stock exchange and trading app By Vanessa Malone We are getting closer to the launch of Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market, and revolutionary digital stock exchange and trading app for digital securities powered by Horizon’s blockchain technology. Here are the trading opportunities that we aim to […]Continue Reading

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OpenSea NFT insider trading scandal shines light on the dangers of an unregulated NFT market

Can NFTs have insider trading when they aren’t under any legal jurisdiction? By Vanessa Malone Yesterday leading NFT marketplace OpenSea addressed the news that one of their employees participated in an NFT insider trading scheme.  OpenSea Co-founder and CEO Devin Finzer shared the details in a company blog post saying an employee used private company […]Continue Reading

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What will it take for NFTs to go fully mainstream?

NFTs are here to stay, what will it take for the market to expand outside the crypto realm By Vanessa Malone Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital tokens that represent ownership of a unique digital item. Think of NFTs like the digital counterparts of one-of-a-kind trading cards. NFTs can be tied to any digital asset including […]Continue Reading

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How we’re building the ultimate fan-investor community on Global Fan Exchange & Upstream

Building GFX & Upstream into a global hub for unique fan engagement & trading opportunities By Vanessa Malone Over the last few weeks we’ve announced some incredible strategic partners that have joined our team. A recap of our latest strategic partnerships: July 7, 2021-Grammy-winning, international superstar Armando Christian Pérez, aka Pitbull, joins Global Fan Exchange’s […]Continue Reading

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‘Props’ to shut down two years after historic Reg A+ approval

Are loose regulations for security token offerings blocking growth in the US? By Vanessa Malone Last week, Props, a token protocol giving its owners benefits within the YouNow influencer live-streaming network, announced it will shut down its loyalty rewards program and cease maintaining the Props protocol at the end of the year. The news puts the […]Continue Reading

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