Welcome to Decentraland, where NFTs meet a virtual world

Source | NBC

Digital platforms, such as Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite, have emerged as digital spaces that offer near-real-life experiences. Decentraland’s world offers a chance to own a piece

When Decentraland launched in 2017, the digital world’s developers sold land parcels for about $20 apiece. 

In the following years, the Decentraland virtual community grew but remained a small and relatively obscure part of the internet — until the NFT boom hit. Now, a handful of parcels in the digital world can sell for anywhere from $6,000 to more than $100,000.

“I have to pinch myself at the moment because it’s really come so fast,” said Sam Hamilton, the head of community and events for the Decentraland Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the digital world. 



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