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MANA Looks Like a Solid Bet on the NFT and Metaverse Boom

Ruchi Gupta - Author
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Aug. 31 2021, Published 5:37 a.m. ET

In October, Decentraland's (MANA) price skyrocketed to a new all-time high of about $4.70. It has since retreated from that peak but has started to pick up again. It rallied more than 30 percent to $3.47 in the morning on Nov. 12 to hit a new high for the week. What’s MANA's price prediction, and is the crypto a good investment?

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Decentraland (MANA) price prediction
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What's Decentraland (MANA) crypto?

Decentraland is a blockchain-based virtual reality platform where users can build digital items and sell them to make money. For example, you can purchase a virtual plot of land and build on it, lease it, or sell it.

Land in Decentraland is an NFT, and there's a marketplace for trading it alongside other items created in the game. MANA, the currency for trading items in Decentraland, can be used for transactions such as land purchases.

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Why is MANA crypto going up?

A number of metaverse-related factors are behind the latest breakout in MANA crypto price. Decentralized network and data storage solutions provider Cloud Nine Web3 has just announced a major development regarding its Decentraland project. The company is building a metaverse storefront in Decentraland and it has recently signed TerraZero to provide it with virtual office services. It plans to highly publicize the opening of its Decentraland store and investors think that will generate more interest in MANA crypto.

Facebook’s ongoing huge investments in the metaverse and Disney’s interest in the space have also brought more attention to MANA crypto. Furthermore, Bloomberg’s report that the metaverse could be a boon for the fashion industry has also boosted many investors’ confidence in Decentraland’s prospects.

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Is MANA a good long-term investment?

If you’re looking for a cryptocurrency at a bargain, MANA is worth considering. It's currently 30 percent below its all-time high of $4.70. Investors seeking exposure to the NFT and metaverse boom will also find MANA crypto attractive. NFT platforms including CryptoPunks, Art Blocks, and Axie Infinity continue to record strong sales.

MANA’s fixed supply might also impress investors keen to avoid inflation. There are 1.8 billion MANA tokens in circulation right now and the supply is capped at about 2.2 billion.

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MANA crypto's price prediction

MANA's price could still double its current level before the end of 2021 as investors rush to get exposure to the metaverse. If the crypto maintains its recent momentum, it could surpass $25 before 2025.

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The best place to buy MANA crypto

If you like MANA's outlook, you might want to add it to your portfolio. The altcoin boasts broad exchange and broker support, which makes it easily accessible and highly liquid. You can buy MANA with the U.S. dollar on Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, eToro, Kraken, and Bittrex.

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