Should Upland Tokenize a City in Brazil?
Why The BH City?

Should Upland Tokenize a City in Brazil?

By Roney Laurent | roneylaurent | 19 Jun 2021

Have you ever imagined getting a registered property, city, a house or your company as a smart contract with blockchain technology through a smartphone game?

Yes, this is currently possible. Also, read on to discover the beautiful Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte and the main reasons of the city be included in the Upland metaverse.

Imagine a blockchain game that makes it possible to exchange digital properties and remunerate its participants. Yes, currently Upland is contributing a lot to the blockchain gaming ecosystem.

About Upland 

Really, we can see something amazing in the gaming world. Upland was created so that anyone can buy virtual properties and exchange. In this way, people can acquire digital lands that are located in the real world. The game allows you to join the parallel multiverse and conquer your virtual properties in real-world streets and neighborhoods.

Imagine owning your home in the virtual world of Upland. So, know that you can buy, sell, exchange and collect properties, build structures, create businesses and much more! Perhaps your property is available, there are several cities being updated in the Upland multiverse.

Property NFTs and Blockchain Game

The aforementioned amazing game is developed on the EOS blockchain, so the platform properties are digital assets that belong to only one part. As such, the properties listed in Upland are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT's). Currently, we can see that some games pay their players for accomplished goals and objectives.

Blockchain games work the same way, the Upland game for example is testing dollar payouts for some users. According to the team behind Upland said that in the near future, all users will be able to sell their items and virtual properties for real money. 

History of Belo Horizonte and Metropolitan Territory

The city of Belo Horizonte has a total of 487 neighborhoods, and is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was founded on December 12, 1897 and was later defined as the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. The city is beautiful for its mountainous horizons, its characteristic culture and its architectural works developed by the modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer. 

Build of the architect Oscar Niemeyer in Belo Horizonte.8acb5a326b268d86ea1e4cfc54429f607793b798bce8bc0c1085a84a8a0af527.jpg

The city has an area of 330.0 km² and an estimated population of 2.722 million people in 2020, considered the sixth most populous city in Brazil.

Due to the mountainous climate, the metropolis is multicultural and has a beautiful historical reference that was built as the political and administrative capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Seventy years after its foundation, the city of Belo Horizonte at the time had more than one million inhabitants.

Geographical map of Belo Horizonte divided by regions.Belo Horizonte map

The city underwent several changes between the 30's and 40's, received great incentives, advanced a lot in the industrialization process and a differentiated urbanism project compared to other Brazilian cities. According to reliable sources, the city of Belo Horizonte was named by the UN Population Crisis Committee as the metropolis with the best quality of life in Latin America and 45th among the 100 best cities in the world.

Cultural Events in Belo Horizonte

The city has a number of fantastic places for culture lovers and anyone who appreciates the value of a city's cultural policy. Belo Horizonte is supported by several programs, projects and incredible activities to enhance the cultural development of Minas Gerais and the history of the metropolis of Minas Gerais.

Thus, we can find cinemas in various parts of the city, large shopping malls and commercial conglomerates, there are also street cinemas and much more. In Belo Horizonte movie theaters, you can find films from world producers as well as films from independent producers and record labels based in the city.

Lagoa da Pampulha (Pampulha’s lake), where the Volta Internacional da Pampulha takes place, with Mineirinho in the foreground.Belo Horizonte city

Talking about music, the city of Belo Horizonte has an arsenal of artists who have been recognized in the country and abroad.

I admit that there are many, but I will mention some names in the song that are from Belo Horizonte. such as Clube da Esquina (a musical movement from the 60s), Tavinho Moura, Wagner Tiso, Milton Nascimento, Lô Borges, Jota Quest, Skank, Pato Fu, Tianastácia, Sepultura and many others. The Mineirão and Mineirinho stadium are the scene of major sporting events, eSports championships, corporate events, cultural festivals and much more!

Praça da Estação during the International Festival of Theater, Stage and Street (FIT-BH)Praça da Estação / Belo Horizonte

In addition, we can mention various cultural movements of literature, theater, folk traditions, visual arts, architecture and historical heritage, nightlife, cuisine, sports and many other amazing things that attract tourists from all over the world! 

Belo Horizonte Technological Hub

Education is very present in the city, technology is advancing in various spheres of Brazilian society. Currently, the city of Belo Horizonte has over 55 higher education institutions and a huge diversity of courses and specializations.

We can highlight that there are public and private universities galore. In addition, we have the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), one of the largest and most requested in the country.

In addition, we have several parallel study groups on technologies, robotics, programming and the most varied scientific research centers. Without a doubt, the city of Belo Horizonte can improve a lot, but it does have some interesting attractions that should be observed.

Coworking Impact Hub Belo Horizonte
Coworking Impact Hub Belo Horizonte

City Sights of Belo Horizonte

There are many tourist attractions in Belo Horizonte, but we can highlight some of the most popular, such as Praça do Papa, Lagoa da Pampulha, museums, bars and nightlife, theaters, restaurants and local cuisine.

Watch a video about Belo Horizonte!

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The city also attracts visitors because it is known as “the national capital of bars”. Clearly, there are several parks, shopping malls, and different places that contribute to the entire urban center of the city of Belo Horizonte. Therefore, it is worth carrying out a quick search to know the beauty of Minas Gerais. For sure, you will not regret visiting the capital of Minas Gerais.

Pampulha Architectural Ensemble, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCOPampulha Architectural Ensemble, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Gastronomy and Flavors of Belo Horizonte

We are talking about the capital of the famous cheese bread, with a typical cuisine that has a memorable taste. In addition to being considered the capital of bars, the city of Belo Horizonte is filled with restaurants with different flavors. From Brazilian, Oriental, Indian, Italian, Arabic and many other tasty things. 

Feijoada and other culinary flavors from the state of Minas Gerais.Feijoada and other culinary flavors from the state of Minas Gerais.

The Minas Gerais culture is diverse, despite our Portuguese heritage, thematic bars and restaurants are many, there are many nightclubs, bars, cafes and places that please conservatives and avant-garde. You can be sure that the flavors of Belo Horizonte (affectionately called BH) will conquer your taste buds right from the start.

Should the city of BH mint Upland metaverse?

Praça da Liberdade - Belo Horizonte
Praça da Liberdade - Belo Horizonte (2021)

I believe that the beautiful and typical capital of the state of Minas Gerais deserves to be available to all Upland users, after all, the incredible attractions of the real world must also be present in the Upland metaverse.

A Brazilian city with a true cultural wealth and a sum of factors that positively contribute to making Brazil part of the Upland multiverse.

Please learn more about Belo Horizonte (search more about on the web) and all the cultural wealth of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Thanks for your attention!

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