What is Decentraland (MANA)?

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Decentraland is an Ethereum-powered virtual reality platform where users can create, experience, and monetize their content and applications. Land in Decentraland is permanently owned by the community, giving them full control over their creations.

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Decentraland’s mission is to create a virtual world that is owned by its inhabitants. Once complete, the infrastructure and governance of Decentraland will be fully decentralised and free from the control of a corporate entity.


Esteban Ordano
Esteban Ordano

With a strong engineering background, Esteban worked for a number of tech companies over the past decade, including Google. In late 2014, he took on a Software Engineering position at BitPay and soon after began specialising in blockchain tech. The following year, he founded a Smart Contracts company, and served as an independent advisor until co-founding Decentraland in May 2017.

Ari Meilich
Ari Meilich

With his background in neuroeconomics, Ari has been able to utilise his education in a number of fields. Originally working as a Market Research Analyst, he later began founding his own companies, starting with Benchrise, a CRM firm. In August 2017, he co-founded Decentraland and was working as its Project Lead. Most recently, in April 2020, he founded Big Time Studios, a gaming company making NFTs accessible to players.

Marja Konttinen
Marja Konttinen
Marketing Director

Marja has more than 15 years of marketing experience in global digital advertising, brand marketing and mobile games. In May 2021, she began metaverse marketing as the Marketing Director for Lockwood Publishing. The following year, she founded her own metaverse marketing agency and took on the position of Marketing Director of Decentraland.

Agustin Ferreira
Agustin Ferreira
Executive Director

Before joining Decentraland, Agustin worked for a number of high profile companies, including Shell and ExxonMobil. In 2018, after becoming interested in blockchain technology, he organised Ethereum Buenos Aires and soon after joined Decentraland as their Executive Director, a role he continues to hold to this day.

Sam Hamilton
Sam Hamilton
Creative Director

Sam has worked in the art, music, film, social media, and fashion industries for more than twenty years. He joined Decentraland in April 2018, filling numerous roles such as content team lead, creative marketing, and project management.

To learn more about the team, read Decentraland’s whitepaper.

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At Travala.com, we offer more than 3,000,000 travel products in over 230 countries available for purchase with MANA. Plus, you’ll receive a 2% giveback in AVA, Travala.com’s native cryptocurrency, on every accommodation booking.

Travala.com’s intuitive booking experience is designed to be familiar and simple to navigate. Travellers simply choose their desired travel product(s), enter their details, and select from the variety of available payment options, including traditional credit and debit cards, MANA, and 90+ other cryptocurrencies.

More Use Cases

Brands can purchase advertising spaces with MANA, promoting their products, services, and events on billboards on or near high-traffic land parcels. Some neighbourhoods may become virtual versions of Times Square in New York City.

Digital Collectibles

Users can publish, distribute, and collect rare digital assets issued on the blockchain by their creators. These collectibles can be traded with MANA inside this world through the Decentraland scripting system.


MANA holders can vote on important Decentraland issues, including upgrading LAND and Estates to add more features, allocation of MANA grants to development efforts, size of marketplace fees, dates of LAND auctions, replacing members of the Security Council, and the addition of new wearables to the Decentraland World.

How to Pay with MANA

Visit Travala.com and search for a hotel, home, flight, or other travel product by entering your destination and dates.

Select your desired choice from the available options.

Enter the required traveller details.

Select Crypto as your payment method, then select MANA.

Click Complete Reservation. In your MANA Wallet, input the generated address by scanning the provided QR code or by copying the text. Ensure that the exact MANA amount is entered and send the payment.

Click Payment sent. Your transaction will be processed and you will receive a confirmation email once your voucher or e-ticket is available.

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1. What’s the Difference Between LAND and MANA on Decentraland?

LAND is a non-fungible token used to define the ownership of land parcels that represent digital real estate in Decentraland. MANA is a cryptocurrency that facilitates purchases of LAND and virtual goods and services in Decentraland.

2. What is Decentraland Land Used For?
3. Who Controls Decentraland?