NFTs Join The Blockchain Sustainability Fight As Upland Metaverse Partners With EOS

NFT metaverse Upland is teaming up with EOS Authority to fight toward blockchain sustainability.

Upland is a metaverse where people around the world can buy, sell and trade virtual properties currently for the cities of San Francisco, Brooklyn, Oakland, Fresno, New York City, and most recently Chicago. Each property in the Upland metaverse is based on real-world boundaries and is represented as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the EOS blockchain, ensuring true ownership of the property in a more sustainable way. Upland uses EOS Mainnet, which is a high throughput blockchain software secured by Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS).

EOS is a third-generation blockchain that is based on a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm (DPoS), and it is 66,454 times more energy-efficient than Bitcoin and 17,236 times more energy-efficient than Ethereum.

The goal of the partnership is to highlight Upland’s commitment to blockchain sustainability. To celebrate this partnership, Upland worked with EOS Authority and ClimateCare to offset a year of carbon emissions for the entire EOS Mainnet.

During Genesis Week, the yearly celebration of when the first property was minted in the Upland metaverse, Uplanders will be able to contribute to this sustainability effort directly. In exchange for a donation, Uplanders can receive sustainability badges that can be proudly displayed on their in-game profiles for a year. Proceeds from these badges will be used to contribute to Upland’s future sustainability efforts. The badge donation sale will be going live today, June 10th, at 10 AM PT in Upland’s app and will be available for one week.

“Not all blockchains and NFTs are created equal,” said Dirk Lueth, Co-Founder of Upland. “At Upland, we pride ourselves on being a more sustainable option as we use the EOS blockchain which from its inception was made to scale sustainably and is more energy-efficient than Bitcoin or Ethereum.”

“At EOS Authority we believe the future of blockchain is sustainable and together with our many partners, like Upland, we have made EOS the world’s first major carbon-neutral blockchain,” said Roshan Abraham from EOS Authority.

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