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Highlights of Spud and the Minting Challenge

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I saw a lot of people confused by the recent minting challenge, so I decided to pick out some highlights from the recent Upland Medium article . All points are from the Medium article unless otherwise noted.  Note: We still don't know all of the details. I'll update as more is released.  Spud Property development will be driven by Spark (which is a token). However, the sandbox (which will allow players to play with the property development interface) will use a temporary resource we’re calling “Spud”. During the sandbox competitions, Spud will be used to build properties. All players of Uplander status and above will receive Spud when it is distributed. Spud will have no direct utility beyond these sandbox competitions.

Neighborhood Spotlight - Little Italy Fresno

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  After being in San Francisco for a few weeks and getting the chance to talk about the The Daily Uplander  I hopped the train down to Fresno to catch up with my man Bdag.  A fellow broadcaster and all around solid fellow.  After having flashbacks to my exciting talks with TDavis about Little Italy NYC I didn't know what to expect in good old Fresno.  So why don't you find out together with me, let's jump right in. So, Bdag, thanks so much for having me.  Tell me a little about your block explorer name. It's just a contractive diminutive of my first and last names. My first name is pretty common and my last name is more complex but I've simplified it to Dag which has been my nickname since late college, and has helped distinguish me from others who share my given name.   Holy Cow!  Listen to the vocabulary on this guy!  No wonder he is a broadcaster, he's almost as well using letter lines me too also!   Alright there showoff, tell me a little more about your fav

Business Spotlight - The Daily Uplander

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  After a tour of the stunning views from the  Potrero Hill  neighborhood I got the chance to sit down with MXZTPLK for a talk about The Daily Uplander.  The is one of the premier data sources for Upland and I couldn't wait to here more about what makes the data world go 'round. So, MXZTPLK, everyone has got to know....how did you get your block explorer name? It's based on a Superman character called MXYZPTLK. Oh wow, that's fascinating.  Lemme just pull up a quick Wiki on that....oh cool, a little trickster I see.  You know you have been known to pull a few tricky moves in Upland as well.  I think that name suits you well.  So how would you describe The Daily Uplander to our readers? Tools and Data for Uplanders You are too modest, it really is a remarkable site with lots on there.  I dare say I do use it daily.  So how did you come to settle on this business to help other Uplanders? Once I learned that there was an API with property data, and a few people had been p

Neighborhood Spotlight - Potrero Hill

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 After sleeping off my last article about the Would You Believe? gastropub I am ready to settle into a nice relaxing talk about good old Potrero Hill.  I got a chance to catch up with Potrero Hills biggest fan and wanted to get a little insight into the neighborhood on the east side of San Francisco with some gorgeous views of the bay.  So, AmineU, that's a really interesting block explorer name, tell us what is it about? All about mining/earning crypto and involvement in blockchain Ah, I see, mining.  Very cool, so you obviously came with a blockchain background.  So how did you come to choose Potrero Hill to focus your efforts in Upland?  Its has very diverse structures, mixed real estate, accessible routes and not far from the water. So how do you think the neighborhood will develop once spark is available and construction has kicked off? Mixed use to start. What do you think will be the best type of businesses for the area?  Galleries, cafes are some. Yeah, that seems to be a f

Short-Term Investment Tactics for Upland

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My first and most recent articles really drove home the importance of patience and holding onto things in the long term. I stick by those arguments for smart, stable investments, however Upland is still a game and having some fun will keep you enjoying it so no one will fault you for wanting to use some UPX on short term risks for profit. Here is how you can start finding those properties that are meant to be flipped. Join all of the Discord channels you can Discord and Upland go hand in hand. If you’re serious about making it anywhere in Upland you will need to join as many discord servers as possible, luckily for you, I have links for all of the Discord servers I am in, these servers are filled with people who want to help and most importantly, people who want to sell their properties.  Upland Official Discord Upland Fans Upland Comics and Metaverse Media Upland Nights Premium Discord This one will either require a little fiat investment or at least one of your included Nitro boos

Business Spotlight - Would you believe?

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  After making it out of the Little Italy interview with my life and body still intact I thought to myself I really needed a good stiff drink.  Once I got off the plane safely back in San Francisco I made a quick dash over to one of my favorite watering holes to have a beverage to calm the nerves.  While I was there I was lucky enough to sit down with the owner of this fine establishment and we split a few drinks and a few laughs.  By the end of the interview things were a little fuzzy, but I caught an Uber home and slept like a baby. So Draken93 it's good to talk with you.  Can you tell the readers about the story behind your explorer's name? Nothing special. It has its origin in an old video game, called „Drakensang“. Ah, a gamer very nice.  So I guess you could say...you got game?  No, nothing?  OK, yeah that was not my best work.  Moving on, for the record, what's the official name of this here watering hole? Would you believe? I would, if you just let me know.  Again..

Mission District, SF: The Unminted Goldmine

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Many players already know the benefits of patience in Upland, being able to hold onto UPX until you find a property below mint in an area you like is one of the nicest feelings you can have, but patience doesn’t just mean constantly searching for once in a lifetime bargains sometimes being able to hold onto a property in an area that’s not fully minted yet can be the opportunity you are looking for. Mission is very versatile with multiple options as long as you’re patient.  Future Value The biggest reason to grab and hold a property in Mission is simply the fact that it is currently in a collection. Eventually every property in San Francisco will sell out, it’s inevitable, the city is easily accessible and will see a lot of development encouraging more people to move there. When the city sells out ALL properties will increase in value, but the properties that will go up the most are the ones in collections like the Mission District collection.  Development opportunity With no known org

Top 5 Tips for FSA Sellers - NYC Edition

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With the "Big NYC Opening" this week, and Fair Start Act (FSA) properties debuting in NY, there is an abundance of opportunities for the ‘Uplander’ status players to rapidly increase their net worth. If you are new to Upland, to say the plethora of information out there is overwhelming would be an understatement. To help, we’ve complied a list of the Top 5 tips to remember when offering your services as an FSA seller for the Pro, Director, Executive status players (PDEs). Following these tips will help make your transactions with PDEs go smoothly, and could lead you to be the go-to FSA seller for the city you’re in! #5 Be Liquid It is not enough to simply be available to make FSA purchases. You should also have enough UPX available in your account to make the buy. Thus, it would be advisable to refrain from making an announcement in the Upland Discord server(s) about being an available

Upland Uncovered Continues to Grow

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  The news of the Upland Metaverse Upland Uncovered is wildly excited to welcome another contributing member, JadenFromDairy.  We look forward to additional new and exciting perspectives from our newest writer.  This adds to the  recent news  of adding a NY correspondent TDavis.  We were lucky enough to start out November with a whirlwind of content as both writers published their first pieces in Upland Uncovered.  Make sure to stop by and give them a read. TDavis has given our readers some insight into what the NYC opening will mean for them and given some tips on travel and which NYC neighborhoods to look out for.  Head on over and read  The Big NYC Opening  by TDavis and book your flight to the east coast. JadenFromDairy has taken a hard hitting look at the future of San Francisco with an excellent piece on the neighborhoods you want to watch in San Francisco.  Read the very thoughtful piece  The Four Best Upland San Francisco Neighborhoods  and don't be surprised when you see

The four best Upland San Francisco neighborhoods you should invest in

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Finding the right property in San Francisco can be tricky, you have to really pay attention to what people are doing and most importantly to make the most money you need to be in it for the long haul. These properties are all in entirely sold out neighborhoods, and yet they are still undervalued. Don’t believe me? Hop on the Upland Fans Discord and check for yourself. https://discord.gg/zWFbVGcyjN Dogpatch Photograph: Courtesy Nichirin Total Properties : 223 Properties for sale (At time of writing): 26 Cheapest property: 67,480 UPX With an organized road map for success and an active channel in the Upland Fans Discord (#dogpatch) this small community has brought up a lot of buzz within San Francisco. There’s no question many people have seen the value of Dogpatch already, nothing in the neighborhood sells for under 50,000 UPX, but don’t let the high cost of entry scare you, this small city within a city has some of the most well-known and active Uplanders around, which includes its uno