Upstream app update reveals simple 3-step NFT Airdrop process

Accessible process included in-app wallet creation, no gas fees charged to users, and no blockchain knowledge needed By Fernanda De La Torre The latest version of Upstream was approved and published by Apple & Google this week! This new version features an even more streamlined process for fans aiming to participate in an Upstream NFT […]Continue Reading

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How NFTs Are Building Communities

NFTs are creating new more immersive online communities By Fernanda De La Torre What is an NFT community? With the popularity of NFTs on the rise, the communities that support each NFT collection have become a force to be reckoned with. These online NFT communities are eager to discuss and continue to engage with the […]Continue Reading

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NFTs on Upstream, a regulated digital stock exchange, vs. existing NFT marketplaces

Upstream, a next generation marketplace for digital assets, securities, and NFTs By Vanessa Malone We recently announced the launch of Upstream, a MERJ Exchange Market powered by Horizon’s Ethereum layer-2 blockchain technology suite.  Upstream is a revolutionary global marketplace for digital securities. As an Ethereum smart contract powered exchange, the app-based marketplace facilitates initial security offerings […]Continue Reading

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NFTs and the Metaverse

How NFTs propel the Metaverse forward and where it’s headed By Vanessa Malone Since Facebook announced it was changing its name to “Meta” and investing $10 billion¹ into developing the “Metaverse,” mainstream interest in what a grander Metaverse is, how it will work, and where it’s headed has spiked.  Comfortability with digitalization infiltrating various aspects of […]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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Are KYC, AML and other regulations coming to the NFT market?

Incoming regulations could be coming for the $2.5B NFT market Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) make up a $2.5 billion market and growing, up from $13.7 million in the first half of 2020.¹  Many of the leading NFT platforms, including OpenSea, Axie Infinity, CryptoPunks and Rarible have seen record volume in the last few weeks. OpenSea’s transaction volume […]Continue Reading

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How Ethereum is bringing blockchain to mainstream finance

Ethereum-powered markets are driving mainstream acceptance and adoption for blockchain technology Bitcoin and Ether continue to hold their places as the top two cryptocurrencies by market cap.  Hovering around $723.4 billion and $324 billion, respectively, these digital currencies are ushering in a new way to transfer money outside the control of a centralized entity.  This […]Continue Reading

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What are NFTs?

What are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and why you should pay attention to the latest blockchain craze  Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest blockchain trend and acronym to flood headlines. Recently, British auction house Christie’s closed the sale of an NFT by digital artist Beeple for $69 million (£50 million)¹ which set a record for digital […]Continue Reading

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