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Man O MANA, Decentraland (MANA) Up Another 10%

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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires…

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Top 3 Reasons To HODL Binance Coin (BNB)

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After 2018 crypto winter began, everyone involved with cryptocurrencies experienced quite a difficult period. The prices were down, weak projects started failing, and even the strong ones appeared to be in more trouble than they could face. The year was especially difficult for HODLers, as they expected that the coins’ prices would continue to skyrocket. Instead, they lost a fortune, not even knowing if the prices will ever start returning to their former heights.

These days, things do not seem so bad anymore. The prices are still down, most of the coins are still at their newly-found bottoms, but smaller bull runs are improving the situation, while a massive one still remains somewhere in the future, at least according to optimists.

However, among the coins in the vast and diverse crypto market, one token stands out. Binance Coin is not exactly a typical cryptocurrency, and for many reasons. The biggest one is that it is one of the few tokens out there that does not follow Bitcoin’s lead, at least not anymore. Whether that will change in the future remains to be seen, but for now, BNB appears to be going its own way, carving its own path through the crypto market.

Its price has increased by several hundred percents since the year began, and for now, it continues to grow. As such, it is perhaps more worthy…

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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always…

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