Interoperable blockchain network Flare has announced a strategic partnership with edtech startup Uppercent to launch an educational marketplace powered by NFTs.
Flare And Uppercent Create An E-Learning NFT Marketplace
According to the press release shared with Cryptowisser, the companies revealed that the NFTs would be issued on the Flare blockchain, and they would be used as access passes to unlock access to high-quality online courses taught by the top 1% of achievers worldwide.
Users on the Uppercent educational platform would also be able to buy, sell, and trade access passes to exclusive courses produced by Uppercent instructors from a variety of backgrounds.
The instructors include social media stars, leading business & mindset trainers & Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs. The instructors will explain the lessons they have learned on their journeys to the top, covering vocational skills such as entrepreneurship, social media and mindset.
Flare explained that the NFT marketplace would launch in phases. By the end of March, the teams are expected to announce the first courses and instructors on the platform.
In phase one, students will be able to log in to their accounts and register for upcoming courses. This will be followed by the official platform launch later in the year when people will be able to start buying and selling access passes to the courses on the Uppercent marketplace.
Flare Co-Founder & CEO, Hugo Philion, commented that;
“We’re excited Uppercent has chosen Flare as the blockchain to power web3 functionality for the next generation of edtech products. As firm believers in the potential for NFTs and the importance of high-quality user-generated content, we look forward to enabling the Uppercent team to use Flare to push the boundaries of UX and utility in the online education market.”
Uppercent Founder & CEO, Jake Lee, also said;
“We’re delighted that Flare has joined our journey towards bridging E-learning from web2 to web3 with the ambition to rebuild the e-learning ecosystem and provide more value to all stakeholders. Flare’s interoperability protocols, and particularly the State Connector, will be a huge help in enabling us to build the first secondary market for E-learning.”
Uppercent’s focus remains to democratize learning and create a thriving secondary market for access passes. In pioneering a secondary market for education, Uppercent is reimagining e-learning to enable students and educators to receive more value.
Flare is an EVM-based Layer 1 blockchain designed to allow developers to build applications that can use data from other chains and the internet.
Meanwhile, Uppercent produces online courses with the top 1% of achievers in their field. Entrepreneurs, leading trainers, social media stars and more who are the best at what they do can use Uppercent to share their knowledge with the world.