March 4, 2022

Relief Efforts for Mykolayiv, Ukraine

A Note From the Founders

Just over 3 years ago, when Upland was still a grand vision with a small pitch deck, us founders connected with a small group of ninja engineers and PMs out of the city of Mykolayiv. These incredible individuals began the hard work of prototyping what would later become the Upland metaverse, which is populated today by hundreds of thousands of Uplanders around the world.
As Uplandme, Inc, matured into the borderless, international company it is today, and as our Ukraine-based team expanded with offices in 3 different cities, Mykolayiv has always held special significance - the city where the first members of the Upland team were recruited. Our very own, real-life, Genesis city.
These days, the people of Mykolayiv are experiencing unimaginable hardship, grief, and threats to their well-being. Through our Upland team members that call Mykolaiv home (and their direct connection to the city’s council), we’ve established a vetted path to quickly and directly contribute resources to the city, without any middlemen. These resources are so desperately needed at these hours, and we are proud to have a hand in providing relief for those in need.
Uplandme, Inc. will be directly contributing funds for this cause, and will be extending the opportunity to any community members who wish to lend a helping hand. Together, we can magnify the relief resources to help as many people as possible. Our community team will be following up with more details on how to support the effort. 
We also wanted to update that so far, the Upland team members still located in Ukraine are staying safe, and we invite all of you to show solidarity and support for the team in Ukraine in the #stand-with-ukraine Discord channel. They hear you, and your support means the world to them. Please - no hate in that channel, only love and support.
  • Idan, Dirk, & the Upland Team

Supporting Relief Efforts

To support our relief efforts for Ukraine, we will be hosting a variety of sales and auctions to raise funds that will directly benefit the people of Mykolayiv. Starting tomorrow, Friday, March 4th, at 9:00 AM PT, we will begin a series of Block Explorer, Structure Ornament, Property, and Landmark sales that will take place throughout the day. All proceeds from these activities will go towards our relief efforts, so players can be assured that their donations will contribute directly to this cause. We also invite all members of our community to show their support to our team members in Ukraine via the #stand-with-ukraine Discord channel.


Block Explorer Sale

Tomorrow, at the time provided above, players will have an opportunity to purchase an exclusive “Stand With Ukraine” Block Explorer to support these efforts. Not only will all proceeds from this sale go directly to our relief fund, but Upland will also match all donations for this sale.

Registration Start: Friday, March 4th, at 6:00 AM PT (2 hours)

Sale Start: Friday, March 4th, at 9:00 AM PT

Qty: 3000

Price: $15


Structure Ornament Sale

In conjunction with the Block Explorer sale, Upland will issue a special edition “Ukraine Flag” Structure Ornament that displays the Ukrainian flag on top of each building type in upland. Once again, Upland will match all of the donations from this sale on top of all generated proceeds.

Registration Start: Friday, March 4th, at 6:00 AM PT (2 hours)

Sale Start: Friday, March 4th, at 9:00 AM PT

Qty: 300 (Per Model-Type)

Price: $25


We are eager to let our community show their support through these ornaments, however, it may take some time for delivery, so we ask your patience while we work to distribute them.

Marble Hill Property Sale (SOLD OUT)

As you may have seen in our most recent event, Hidden Gems: Marble Hill, we have a collection of properties in Manhattan that were never released to the public. Rather than give away the remaining properties, we will be making them available for purchase in the Upland store (for USD) to support these relief efforts. To clarify, these properties are separate from the original 50 promised in the Hidden Gems event.

Purchases of these properties are meant to serve as a donation, as such, they will be priced according to their secondary market value, as opposed to their initial minting values. These properties will be grouped and priced together by similarity in mint value and size, so players will be purchasing a property from each group, rather than each property individually. 

Keep in mind that these properties will still be minted at their original mint values despite the markup for donation purposes. Additionally, players may not receive the UPX required to mint their properties right away, but we will email all players when UPX has been dropped and when properties are ready to mint.

In total, there will be 126 properties for sale in the Store, and all proceeds will directly contribute to our relief fund.

Registration Start: Friday, March 4th, at 6:00 AM PT (2 hours)

Sale Start: Friday, March 4th, at 9:00 AM PT

Group 1 Qty: 60

Group 1 Price: $100

Group 2 Qty: 41

Group 2 Price: $200

Group 3 Qty:

Group 3 Price: $300

Group 4 Qty: 10 

Group 4 Price: $500

Group 5 Qty:

Group 5 Price: $800

Landmark Auctions

Lastly, we will also be hosting an additional 3 Landmark Auctions alongside the store sales outlined above. Each of these Landmarks will be sold in our reverse auction format, with separate starting times throughout the day. The following Landmarks will be up for reverse auction starting tomorrow, March 4th, at 10:00 AM PT. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH (SOLD)

“The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.”1 We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards.
We are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.”

Base Mint: 2,094,180 UPX

City: Cleveland, OH

Method: Reverse Auction

Minimum Suggested Mint: 7,957,884 UPX

Starting Price: 10,120,000 UPX

Size: 27,555 UP2

Address: 11150 EAST BLVD

Reverse Auction Schedule:

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN (SOLD)

“‘Meet me at The Hermitage’ is an adage that has echoed throughout Nashville for more than a century. As the city’s original million-dollar hotel, these illustrious halls have served as backdrop for more than 110 years of Nashville’s iconic moments, historic imprints, and cherished memories, serving as a gathering place for travelers and locals alike.
We look forward to welcoming you to your Music City home-away-from-home.”

Base Mint:
599,760 UPX

City: Nashville, TN

Method: Reverse Auction

Minimum Suggested Mint: 3,538,584 UPX

Starting Price: 12,800,000 UPX

Size: 238 UP2

Address: 231 6TH AVE N

Reverse Auction Schedule:

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL

“Today, MSI is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, but also works to provide these moments of discovery beyond our walls. Through our Welcome to Science Initiative, we create learning experiences inside and outside the classroom and remove barriers that exclude youth from participating with programs for teachers, schools, families and communities. Together, these are the ways MSI brings science to life for children and adults of all ages, all while pursuing our larger vision: 
To inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering.”

Base Mint: 341,760 UPX

City: Chicago, IL

Method: Reverse Auction

Minimum Suggested Mint: 2,426,496 UPX

Starting Price: 28,600,000 UPX

Size: 2,670 UP2

Address: 5700 S LAKE SHORE DR

Reverse Auction Schedule:

Finally, we want to thank all of you for your continued support of our friends in Ukraine as well as the Upland metaverse as a whole. We look forward to making a meaningful impact, together!

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