Discount coupon NFTs will become available for all GNS shareholders as of the record date February 28, 2023, to claim on Upstream from March 15, 2023, through June 15, 2023. Discount Coupon NFTs will be claimed as a redeemable non-fungible token (NFT), one per shareholder with the face value equal to $10 per share owned as of the record date. Shareholders may claim their digital coupon till June 15, 2023, and may redeem their claimed coupons until September 15, 2023, at which time the digital coupons shall expire.

After a shareholder of record is verified and successfully claims the discount coupon NFT on Upstream, the shareholder will be able to redeem their discount coupon NFT for iGEMs on Genius Group’s Edtech platform to be used on courses or products.

The discount coupons are not securities and are issued as ERC721 tokens, which are a standard for representing ownership of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), that is, where each token has a unique identifier. The discount coupons may not be traded or withdrawn or transferred from the Upstream app and are only redeemable using the Upstream app. 


All shareholders of the record date February 28, 2023 are entitled to claim a discount coupon by creating an account on Upstream, completing KYC and verifying their shareholder status. Once the discount coupon has been successfully claimed and found in a shareholder’s Upstream portfolio, shareholders will be able to redeem the coupon to receive a unique redemption code and exchange for iGEMs on Genius Group’s Edtech platform, GeniusU equivalent to $10 per share.

Shareholders may claim their discount coupon till June 15, 2023, and may redeem their claimed coupons until September 15, 2023, at which time the discount coupons shall expire.


Here’s how shareholders as of the set record date can claim their discount coupon:

    1. Download Upstream and tap Sign Up.
    2. Complete KYC by tapping the settings icon at the top right of the home screen and tapping KYC. Have an ID handy. The email address used for KYC identity verification on Upstream should match the email address used to create your GeniusU account.
    3. Once KYC is approved, Tap Investor, NFT, NFT claim, enter claim code GNSCOUPON
    4. Shareholders will receive an app notice that their claim is being processed and once verified, shareholders will find their discount coupon in their Upstream portfolio with a face value equal to $10 per share owned, typically within 72 hours. If shares are held at a brokerage, you will receive a request for an account statement via email to verify that you’re a shareholder as of record date.
    5. Once the discount coupon is in your portfolio, you may redeem the discount coupon.

Shareholders may claim their discount coupon till June 15, 2023, and may redeem their claimed coupons until September 15, 2023, at which time the discount coupons shall expire. 

    1. Before you can redeem a discount coupon, you must have successfully claimed a discount coupon following the steps above. You can check that you've successfully received your discount coupon by opening Upstream and tapping Portfolio and finding your discount coupon there. Now you’re ready to redeem the discount coupon for your reward!
    2. Open Upstream, tap Investor, NFT, NFT Redeem, and select the discount coupon (NFT) ticker symbol for the NFT you are redeeming.
    3. Tap ‘Redeem.’
    4. Upon successful redemption, the holder will be shown a unique redemption code. The discount coupon will be removed from the Upstream portfolio. After completing this step, you will receive an email from GeniusU containing your unique link to the Investor Campus. This page will show your iGEM balance and includes all the products that are eligible for iGEM discounts.If you do not receive an email from GeniusU, please contact

Find your redemption code any time from the message center by opening the Upstream app, tapping the settings icon in the top right corner then Message Center.


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NFTs received have no economic value, royalties, equity ownership, or dividends with exception of the $10 coupon being issued. NFTs are for utility, collection, redemption and display only.

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