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Decentraland is a decentralized metaverse (virtual world). This metaverse operates on the platform of the Ethereum blockchain and was created to support the creation, development, hosting and sale of virtual property. Virtual worlds that provide this feature, lead users to a fascinating digital world where they can buy, sell, and build anything they can think of. Decentraland also provides its users with the possibility to purchase virtual property. Users of this metaverse can develop their property as an online and virtual business and a source of income. They can create different buildings and attractions in their virtual land and earn money through them. In addition, users also get good profits by selling their built properties.
Decentraland platform is supported by MANA which is an ERC-20 token that serves as the system's primary currency. Members of the Decentraland community can purchase virtual parcels of the VR platform with MANA. The entire virtual reality ecosystem, which has no central authority, is run and governed by users of Decentraland. The world serves as an alternative VR ecosystem where users can buy and sell virtual goods and real estate, play games, and do whatever they want with their land as long as the network's features permit it. Users are able to interact, manage, monetize, and develop the Decentraland metaverse, which simulates reality in a virtual setting.
What is Decentraland ?
MANA is the symbol and the main in-game currency of Decentraland. It is an ERC-20 token that lets users purchase, trade or develop virtual lands in a decentralized manner.
Learn more about this cryptocurrency on Decentraland official website.
Is Decentraland legal to buy in India?
Yes, it is allowed to trade, buy and sell cryptocurrency in India. In March 2020 the Supreme
Court of India issued a case on the regulation and acknowledgment of the use of digital
currency inside the country. As stated in the above-mentioned document “Technological
innovations, including those underlying virtual currencies, have the potential to improve the
efficiency and inclusiveness of the financial system.” Since then, the Indian government has
been considering the creation of a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies.
Is Decentraland taxed in India
Yes, cryptocurrencies are taxed in India. Before 2022, the Indian government did not have a
clear stance on the classification and taxation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However,
recently the Indian authorities recognized cryptocurrencies as Virtual Digital Assets (VDAs) and
established a tax framework for them. This is the first time that cryptocurrencies have been
acknowledged and taxed in India, as the Income Tax Department (ITD) introduced a new
section, Section 2(47A), into the Income Tax Act to define the term Virtual Digital Assets (VDAs)
and the regulations around its taxation. The definition is comprehensive and encompasses
various types of crypto assets, including cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), tokens,
According to the above-mentioned Tax Act, if you engage in cryptocurrency trading, selling, or
spending, you will be subject to a 30% tax on any profits you make. Additionally, if you sell
crypto assets that are worth more than INR 50,000 in a single financial year, you will also be
subject to a 1% Tax Deducted at Source (TDS). Furthermore, if you are seen as earning income
from other sources in cryptocurrencies, you may also be required to pay income tax at your
individual tax rate. In conclusion, you may be required to pay a 30% tax on the following
cryptocurrency transactions: Selling cryptocurrencies for Indian Rupees or another fiat currency,
Trading cryptocurrencies for other cryptocurrencies (including stable coins), Using
cryptocurrencies to purchase goods and services.
It is important to note that the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies in India may change in the
future as the government continues to consider new regulations. We would recommend
consulting a local tax expert or financial advisor for the most up-to-date information on the tax
treatment of cryptocurrencies in India.
After you've bought Decentraland in India
Decentraland (MANA) token holders are important members of the Decentraland platform; Because they are known as part of the network governance (DAO) in each region. Using MANA tokens, they can vote on issues affecting these regions. The total amount of mana tokens held by each member determines the weight of his vote.
MANA tokens are the power behind this platform. In fact, everything on this platform gets its power and value from this token. In addition to its governance use in this game, MANA can also be used to buy LAND or any number of other virtual assets and services in Decentraland.
Who can buy Decentraland in India?
In India, anyone who is 18 years of age or older and has a valid government-issued ID, such as
a PAN card or Aadhaar card, can buy cryptocurrency. The ideal method of acquiring digital
assets in India would be through using a cryptocurrency exchange. Additionally, it's important to
only use trusted and regulated exchanges for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Our
exchange offers you the opportunity to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency with high security
while operating legally within India. Plus, a variety of convenient payment methods are offered,
including Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit and debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal, without
any transaction fees.
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Frequently asked questions
What ensures the survival and future of digital currencies is a strong development team, functional services and an attractive platform to attract users. Fortunately, Decentraland (MANA) has all these features. In 2021, Metaverse was one of the hottest topics in the cryptocurrency world. The future of MANA currency mostly depends on how long people are interested in the metaverse. According to Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Meta, the future is going to be all about the Metaverse market and we are still at the beginning point. Most experts believe that if Decentraland can maintain its appeal to users with timely and correct updates, it has a bright future and buying it at its current price might be a profitable and reasonable investment.
In India, cryptocurrency is subject to taxes, and it’s important to report it correctly to avoid
penalties and fines. You are advised to keep detailed records of all your cryptocurrency
transactions, including the date of the transaction, the type of cryptocurrency, the amount, and
the value in INR at the time of the transaction. Also, keep proof of payment of taxes, such as the
receipt of tax payment, as you may need to provide it as evidence in case of an audit. It’s
important to consult a tax expert or a financial advisor if you’re unsure about how to report
cryptocurrency taxes in India, as the rules and regulations can be complex. Filing taxes correctly
can help you avoid penalties, fines, and legal issues in the future.
In India, according to the Income Tax Act, there are some situations where you will not have to
pay taxes on your cryptocurrency. These include:
● Transferring crypto between your own wallets: When you transfer crypto from one of
your wallets to another, you won’t have to pay taxes on it.
● Receiving gifts of crypto: If you receive a gift of cryptocurrency worth up to RS 50,000 or
more from close family members, you won’t have to pay taxes on it.
It’s important to note that these exemptions are subject to change and it’s always best to consult
a tax expert to determine your specific tax liabilities.
You can purchase Decentraland (MANA) for less than a dollar. Therefore, the least amount of Decentraland (MANA) that you can likely purchase is dependent upon the minimum purchase offered by your exchange. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
The adoption of cryptocurrency in India is growing, but the exact number of individuals owning
crypto assets is not publicly available. Moreover, it is challenging to determine the exact number
of crypto owners as many people hold crypto assets anonymously. However, according to triple
A data in 2022 collected by crypto professionals, it’s estimated that about 11.5% of the Indian
population, which would be around 157 million people, may hold some sort of crypto assets.
As an ERC-20 token, Decentraland (MANA) can be safely stored in any Ethereum compatible wallet. It is usually recommended to use a Metamask wallet to connect to the Decentraland platform. To use personal wallets, be sure to back up your wallet so that you can restore your assets in case of any software or device issues.