Genius Group now available on Upstream under the ticker symbol ‘GNS’
By Fernanda De La Torre
This week, Genius Group Limited (NYSE American: GNS) (“Genius Group” or the “Company”), a leading entrepreneur edtech and education group, became available on Upstream under the ticker symbol ‘GNS’.
The dual listing on Upstream is designed to provide Genius Group the opportunity to access investors outside the U.S. that can trade using USDC digital currency along with credit, debit, PayPal, and USD, unlocking liquidity and enhancing price discovery while globalizing the opportunity to invest in Genius Group.
Details on the Genius Group listing, how global shareholders outside the U.S. can deposit shares and trade on Upstream, how all supporters can claim the free commemorative NFT, and how all shareholders can continue claiming the discount coupon NFT can be found at https://upstream.exchange/GeniusGroup. The Upstream market is open 5 days a week 20 hours a day, Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 06:00am UTC+4 (1:00am to 9:00pm EST).
We sat down with the Genius Group team to learn more and introduce them to the Upstream community.
- For the Upstream community who may not know you yet, please give a short intro on who your company is.
Answer: Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial, and life skills to succeed in today’s market. The group has a group user base of 4.3 million students and users in 200 countries, ranging from ages 0 to 100.
2. What are one or two of your biggest initiatives this year as a company?
Answer: We are developing augmented reality with locational tracking, where entrepreneur students can connect with each other at our venues and events, directly connecting with the most useful Mentors, community members, and opportunities in their area. We believe that there is potential for virtual reality for immersive education and the ability for students to join micro-schools and programs virtually in the coming decade. Our goal is for our community, faculty, and curriculum to be able to upgrade to new technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality as they become commercially viable. We believe the three-dimensional virtual world of the Metaverse will replace the two-dimensional environment of the Internet in popularity, and we are planning to migrate our community into virtual learning environments as they evolve.
One of the pillars in Genius Group’s growth model is to grow inorganically through a four-step approach, which is acquisition, integration, digitization, and distribution. In 2022, we acquired five companies and we started our process of integrating our five acquisitions, focusing on products, community, and revenue synergies. We started this integration process in 2022 and are continuing it in 2023 to realize both revenue and cost synergies.
3. What’s a recent trend in your industry that you believe sets up your company for success?
Answer: According to Statista, by 2027, an estimated 86.5 million people will be freelancing in the United States, making up roughly 50 percent of the total U.S. workforce. As Genius Group’s emphasis is to provide entrepreneurship courses that teach individuals to create their own job rather than learn to get a job, we believe that the company is unique within the EdTech space and is well positioned to grow from this trend.
Also, today people turn to their computers first to research and learn about areas of interest and many of those learn from influencers on social platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter. Genius Group is building partnerships with many of those influencers to get their content accredited and allow students to earn credits towards their education while learning from the best in the industry. Genius Group is the first company to offer an alternative to the traditional model of education and is poised to disrupt the Edtech industry.
4. Why should shareholders be excited about the dual listing with Upstream?
Answer: GNS investors on Upstream’s blockchain-powered platform will experience real-time trading and settlement and a transparent orderbook that does not permit common market manipulations. We also believe that this dual listing will unlock liquidity and enhance price discovery for our global shareholders.
Shareholders can learn more about the dual listing and how to participate in digital rewards here: https://ir.geniusgroup.net/discount-coupon/upstream.
Upstream dual listing advantages
- Access to an advanced global trading app
As a MERJ Exchange market and the first national exchange to be powered by a blockchain, Upstream features an accessible trading app with simple sign-up, real-time trades, and a transparent orderbook that actively prevents market manipulation for international investors to trade securities seamlessly and securely.
Trading pairs are quoted, traded, and immediately settled exclusively against the exchanges’ US dollar stablecoin, which is backed 1-for-1 with users’ deposits of fiat currency. And, notably, Upstream does not sell its client order flow.
2. Web3 investor engagement tools
Upstream offers a streamlined bridge into Web3 to grow digital reach. Engage investors with digital coupons (NFTs) redeemable for products and experiences to build shareholder loyalty, capture new customers, and create ongoing sales locally and globally.
3. Expanded reach to today’s digital-first investor
Today’s issuers are looking to dual list for many reasons including increased liquidity potential, increased access to capital, and expanded trading hours as exchanges may operate in different time zones.
Dual listing on Upstream offers these same benefits while giving the unique ability for Upstream investors to purchase shares using digital currency in the form of the USDC stablecoin, credit, debit, PayPal, and traditional bank payments.
This modernization of payment methods aims to widen the investor pool giving issuers access to a global, digital-first investor base and enabling issuers to reach new shareholders internationally and enhance price discovery.
Upstream enables direct and expanded market access 5 days a week, 20 hours a day with real-time trading available right from investors’ smartphones.
Upstream aims to expand a global trading ecosystem where efficiency, fairness, and accessibility are enforced by blockchain technology.
Upstream is actively accepting dual-listing applications from issuers currently trading on U.S. markets and Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs), including NASDAQ, NYSE, and OTC Markets, that are seeking to offer their shares to a modern-day investor pool that accepts digital currency and traditional payments. Learn more at: https://upstream.exchange/GetListed or reach the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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