As crypto and NFTs go more mainstream, it’s harder to ignore glaring sustainability problems. Upland, a virtual property blockchain metaverse for buying, selling, and trading NFTs of virtual properties linked to real maps, is partnering with EOS and ClimateCare to fight toward blockchain sustainability. EOS is the world’s first carbon-neutral blockchain and is 66,454 times more energy-efficient than Bitcoin and 17,236 times more energy-efficient than Ethereum.
“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.”
Upland uses EOS Mainnet, which is a high throughput blockchain software secured by Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS). Each property in the metaverse is represented as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the EOS blockchain, ensuring true ownership of the property in a more sustainable way.
Upland’s mantra is “Rebuild the World” and the company is building a platform where people will not only play by trading and developing virtual properties but also socialize and earn real money. In other words, a truly digital economy that is “rebuilding the world” with sustainability top of mind.
“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.
Lueth said that when they speak to their community members or prospective partners like musical artists, athletes and consumer brands, the topic of sustainability almost always comes up.
“They are all carefully selecting which blockchain projects they want to be a part of and energy efficiency is important to them. They appreciate or are even relieved to find out that Upland’s blockchain technology consumes so little energy,” Lueth said.