Glossary

The glossary contains Upland’s most used terms, a short explanation and references to the respective chapters (if applicable). Use the search function (CTRL+F) of your browser to search for a term.

A

Alcatraz

Alcatraz is a small island located in the north of San Francisco. It is used to punish players that have infringed Upland’s rules (e.g. multiaccounting). Players that are being sent to Alcatraz are marked with a “J” that stands for “Jail”.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1 – Chapter 2 – Account Security

Link to official Wikipedia Article about Alcatraz

B

Blockchain

A blockchain is a continuously growing list of data blocks. All data blocks are connected with each other via cryptographic processes. The most famous blockchain is the Bitcoin blockchain.

Further resources:

Link to official Wikipedia article about blockchains

C

Challenges

Players can particiapte in both official and community hosted challenges to win UPX or  other rewards.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 9 – How to earn UPX Part 3 – Upland and Community Challenges

Collections

Collections are groups that consists of at least one or more properties with specific characteristics. Players can put properties into collections to gain additional rewards.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 7 – How to earn UPX Part 1 – Properties – Collection Rewards

D

Discovery Range

Each block explorer has an invisible discovery range that is used to reveal properties so that they can be purchased. That means in order to be able to purchase a property a player needs to bring the block explorer into the discovery range.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 4 – Basic Movement and User Interface

E

EOS Blockchain

Upland is based on the EOS blockchain, more specifially the blockchain protocol called EOS.io. The EOS blockchain is mostly known for very fast transactions that are not charged with any fee.

Further resources:

Link to the official EOS.io Website

Link to official Wikipedia article about EOS

F

Fair State Act / FSA

The Fair State Act (FSA) was implemented to reserve a percentage of properties for new players with a net worth below 100k UPX. Players with a net worth of 100k UPX or above will not be able to directly buy FSA properties. Each city in Upland will be categorized in one of the three categories:

  • High End (approx. 15% reserved for FSA)
  • Middle Tier (approx. 50% reserved for FSA)
  • Affordable (approx. 75% reserved for FSA)

Further resources:

Basic Course 1 – Chapter 6 – The Role of Properties – FSA

Fiat Money

The term fiat money describes a currency that is used as a medium of exchange and most often regulated by a goverment. The intrinsic value of fiat money needs to be managed by a goverment as it is not bound to any other store of value such as gold.

Further resources:

Link to official Wikipedia article about fiat money

Fiat-Out Update

Fiat-Out is used to describe the cashout process via TiliaPay that is used to sell NFTs in Upland for fiat money (US Dollar).

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 10 – How to earn real money via selling NFTs

M

Marketplace

Properties that are listed for sale will be included in Upland’s integrated marketplace.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 6 – The Role of Properties

Minted Property

The term minted originates from blockchain terminology. In Upland, all properties that have not yet been bought by anyone are called unminted properties. If a property is bought for the first time it is sold by the Upland Community Pool and will be called a minted property afterwards. Minted means that the new owner was minted (notarized) on the blockchain.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 6 – The Role of Properties

N

NFT / Non-Fungible-Token

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token and is a cryptographic token used to represent a specific, unique and not mutually interchangeable asset. NFTs are used to manage digital ownership of assets and allow the use of interoperability across various platforms.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1 Chapter 1 – What are NFTs?

Advanced Course 1 Chapter 1 – NFTs in a Nutshell

Advanced Course 1 Chapter 2 – Upland’s World of NFTs

P

Player Status Levels

Player status level represent the progress of a player in the Upland. Every player starts as a “visitor” and can upgrade the level by increasing the net worth to unlock special rewards.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 4 – Player Status Levels

R

Recurrent Earnings

In the current version of Upland, players receive a rent from their properties that is paid by the Community UPX Pool. Recurrent earnings is the technical term for this rental income that can be collected in the game. 

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 7 – How to earn UPX Part 1 – Properties

S

Sends

Sends currently represent the fuel for travelling by foot in Upland. They can be found in form of paper planes.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 4 – What are Sends?

Spark

Spark is an announced resource token that is yet to be released. It will be needed to initiate the building process of buildings on a property.

Further resources:

Advanced Course 2: Chapter 2 – Spark – Upland’s Resource Token

T

Tilia Pay

Tilia Pay is a product of Tilia, inc. and is used in Upland to sell NFTs for fiat money.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 10 – How to earn real money in Upland via selling NFTs – What is Tilia Pay?

Trails

The trail is a marker that shows the directional path from the last visited places of your block explorer.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 4 – What is a Trail?

Treasure Hunts

A treasure hunt is a minigame inside Upland where players try to search for a hidden treasure via utilizing markers that point into the direction of a treasure. The player who finds the treasure will be rewarded with UPX. There is also a type which hides the marker to increase the difficulty.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 8 – How to earn UPX Part 2 – Treasure Hunts

U

UPX

UPX (pronounced UP-EX) is Upland’s digital currency. It is used for in-game purchases of goods and services.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 5 – UPX – Upland’s digital currency

Unminted Property

The term minted originates from blockchain terminology. In Upland, all properties that have not yet been bought by anyone are called unminted properties. If a property is bought for the first time it is sold by the Upland Community Pool and will be called a minted property afterwards. Minted means that the new owner was minted (notarized) on the blockchain.

Further resources:

Basic Course 1: Chapter 6 – The Role of Properties