Welcome to Decentraland, where you can buy virtual real estate

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Welcome to Decentraland, where you can buy virtual real estate

In this ‘metaverse’, users can purchase land and visit buildings using cryptocurrency

Elizabeth Howcroft

A patch of virtual real estate in the online world Decentraland sold for a record $2.4m worth of cryptocurrency, the buyer crypto investor Tokens.com and Decentraland said this week.

Decentraland is an online environment — also called a “metaverse” — where users can buy land, visit buildings, walk about and meet people as avatars.

Such environments have grown in popularity this year, as the pandemic caused people to spend more time online...

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