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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.
Is Decentraland legal to buy in South Africa
Yes, it is legal to buy cryptocurrencies in South Africa. A position paper on crypto assets’
regulation necessity was published by the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG)
with the supervision of the South African Reserve Bank. The position paper's objective is to
offer detailed advice on how to create a regulatory framework for digital assets, along with
recommendations on how to carry out the necessary regulatory changes. According to the same
paper mentioned above, “A crypto asset is a digital representation of value that is not issued by
a central bank, but is capable of being traded, transferred or stored electronically by regular
individuals and legal persons for the purpose of payment, investment and other forms of utility;
applies cryptographic techniques and uses distributed ledger technology.” The proposed
regulations and a policy on the practices associated with crypto assets are also being
developed further, using that same position paper as inspiration.
Is Decentraland taxed in South Africa
Yes. According to the Explanatory Memorandum on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill
provided by the South African Revenue Service (SARS), based on the taxation of
cryptocurrencies in countries such as the United States and India, South Africa appears to tax
cryptocurrencies in line with internationals trends. According to the above-mentioned
Amendment Bill, the treatment of capital gains from investment assets, such as property or
cryptocurrency. If an individual derives a gain or loss from the sale of a property held for
investment purposes, the gain or loss will be taxed as part of the individual's taxable income.
Similarly, if an individual disposes of a cryptocurrency, any gain arising from the disposal will be
subject to tax under the provisions of capital gains tax.
Moreover, in accordance with the same mentioned Bill, if a taxpayer is found to be frequently
engaged in cryptocurrency transactions, they could be considered a cryptocurrency trader. In
such a case, the income generated from the cryptocurrency trade will be included in the
taxpayer's taxable income and will be subject to taxation. This means that all the profits made
from buying and selling cryptocurrencies will be considered taxable income and the taxpayer will
be responsible for paying taxes on it.
After you've bought Decentraland in South Africa
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 South Africa
In South Africa, there is no restriction on who can buy cryptocurrency. Any individual or entity,
regardless of their age, residency, or nationality, can purchase cryptocurrencies as long as they
have access to the necessary technology and financial resources. It is advisable for crypto
buyers to purchase their desired cryptocurrency assets through exchanges. On this note, our
exchange is a reliable and secure option for individuals looking to purchase cryptocurrencies in
South Africa. Our platform is fully compliant with the law and provides a range of payment
methods for customers to choose from, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, debit
card, bank transfer, and PayPal. Importantly, our exchange does not charge any transaction
fees for buying or selling cryptocurrencies, making it an affordable and accessible option for
those looking to invest in this asset class. Whether you're a seasoned crypto investor or just
starting out, our exchange provides a convenient and secure way to buy and sell
cryptocurrencies in South Africa.
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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.
According to the Explanatory Memorandum on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill provided by
the SARS, a calculation of income tax or capital gains tax (CGT) with respect to cryptocurrency
transactions will be the same as for any other revenue or CGT calculation because
cryptocurrency transactions are subject to the general principles of South African tax law,
depending on whether the cryptocurrency is held on a revenue or capital account. Also,
according to SARS, a taxpayer may deduct costs related to cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin
trading tax) so long as they comply with all of the act's requirements.
Yes, you can sell cryptocurrency in South Africa. The quickest and most secure method to sell
your crypto assets in South Africa would be through cryptocurrency exchanges. Our exchange
helps you with this matter in a fast, convenient and cost-effective way as it is user-friendly and
charges no fees for buying and trading your cryptocurrency.
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 number of people in South Africa who own cryptocurrency is difficult to determine with
certainty. However, it is estimated that around 4-5% of the population owns some form of
cryptocurrency. This number is expected to grow as awareness and adoption of
cryptocurrencies increases in the country.
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.