Upland is the Earth’s metaverse. It is a parallel world where users play, operate businesses, and connect with fellow Uplanders. They buy, sell, and trade virtual properties that are mapped to real-world addresses. Blockchain technology ensures true ownership of digital assets in Upland. The in-app currency called “UPX” fuels an open market economy.
When Uplanders become digital landlords they start collecting UPX from their properties. They can increase their earnings by completing collections of properties with similar characteristics. Treasure Hunts and live events are additional fun features and sources to build up one’s net worth in Upland.
Currently, open cities include San Francisco and New York, with more cities and regions added over time depending on the market and local demand.
What makes Upland so special is its ease of use and cross-platform availability, lowering common barriers of entry seen with other blockchain applications. All a user needs is an email and password to create an account. There is no complicated handling of private keys or crypto wallets. Upland is available through the web, Apple App Store and Google Play. Users can pay with a credit card, PayPal or cryptocurrency to purchase UPX on the web or use in-app purchases on iOS and Android. Later in 2020, Uplanders will have the opportunity to sell their digital assets for fiat (real) currency. This will be made possible by our partnership with Tilia Pay Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linden Lab, creators of Second Life.
Uplanders will be able to develop their land by adding buildings and establish a business on their property. There will be a variety of business licenses that can be acquired such as for virtual real estate agencies, NFT (Non-Fungible Token) galleries and game arcades.
Over time Upland will also become a social hub where users will have many means with which to communicate and connect with others in virtual cafés and other places.
More Information can be found on Upland’s Medium blog.