It’s been a helluva week in the cryptoverse. The market crashed again. Bitcoin (BTC) is now down around US $5,500.00 and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has devolved into a pair of unrecognizable ticker symbols on your favorite exchange. But the hurt many investors are feeling as they watch their investments nose dive from recent highs has been tempered somewhat by the stories of a few coins that weathered the recent storm relatively well. One crypto-company that is bouncing right back after the crash is Decentraland (MANA).
Virtually unstoppable, Decentraland and their associated crypto-token, MANA, has gained back nearly 10% since the crash. In fact, investors in Decentraland may have hardly noticed the disaster that overtook Bitcoin (BTC) and its forked derivatives as the value of MANA continues the upward trend it began in the past weeks. Though down from the highs of November 13th, MANA is up 30% over the last month.
What is Decentraland (MANA)?
Essentially, Decentraland (MANA) is a virtual reality world built on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform is a three dimensional, interactive, augmented reality created for gamers and entrepreneurs alike. Promising unlimited experiences powered by the imagination of its users, it is the first decentralized virtual platform of its kind.
Users of Decentraland own and create the platform. By purchasing virtual land through the Ethereum blockchain, entrepreneurs create fun and interesting opportunities for other users within the ‘game.’ With full control over their land, the creation of unique experiences by property owners has proven to be exhilarating and profitable. While examples of lucrative business ideas within Decentraland include the construction of virtual casinos and performance halls, in general, the development of real-estate leads to increased property values on the platform. The incentive to make real money in the virtual world creates an unlimited opportunity for creative expansionism.
Decentraland (MANA) ranks in at #61 on coinmarketcap.com. With a market cap over US $93 Million, MANA is trading over US $4.5 Million per day. MANA is now priced at US $.089 with over 1 Billion coins in circulation. Decentraland can be found on Binance, where it currently leads the ‘gainers’ section on the popular exchange.
What News Has Come From the Development Team Recently?
The news surrounding Decentraland (MANA) has mostly revolved around the increase in adoption the virtual platform is experiencing. With virtual land sales increasing, a milestone was recently reached as a large parcel of land was sold for US $215,000 (nearly 3 million MANA).
In other news, Axie Infinity, a third party collectibles game developer, has recently announced they are coming to Decentraland. As stories of adoption add up, investors are rushing to the exchanges to get in on the action before the next tranche of support raises the value further.
Man O MANA, Where Does it Go From Here?
As Decentraland (MANA) continues to grow, investors in the platform have become giddy with excitement. Users of this innovative product and passive hodlers of the coin both see the potential for a bright future ahead. And as this crypto-rocket starts its engine, there’s still time for all of us to board the craft before liftoff. Where Decentraland (MANA) can go from here is anyone’s guess, but the sky is the limit and solid future gains are now virtually assured.
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