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The Sandbox raises $93M after FB’s Meta rebrand

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  • The Sandbox raises $93 million in investment funding.
  • SAND continues to rally high alongside other Metaverse tokens.

The blockchain and NFT gaming platform, The Sandbox, managed to raise a $93 Million Investment fund from Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 fundraising. The gaming platform facilitates the building of unique and personalized worlds within its Metaverse. Since Facebook announced changing its parent company’s name to Meta, the gaming platform’s native token, SAND, has been strongly bullish.

Meta rebrand impacts The Sandbox

The Metaverse concept has become even more popular following the recent announcement by Facebook to change the parent company’s name to Meta Platforms Inc. The Metaverse craze saw the virtual gaming platform gain a significant amount of users since its previous round of funding.

The popular gaming platform notably recorded a transaction volume of $144 million, becoming the first company in the portfolio of Vision Fund that owns a native cryptocurrency. 

Animoca Brands primarily owns the Sandbox; it allows NFT enthusiasts to monetize their virtual gaming experiences. The platform enables players to create, monetize and trade NFTs used as assets within it.  

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The native digital token of The Sandbox platform, the SAND token, has appreciated significantly over the past few days following the recent focus on Metaverse tokens.

SAND is part of The Sandbox’s portfolio of assets, estimated at nearly a quarter of the total supply of Sandbox tokens. Considering The Sandbox’s detailed price analysis, the trading price is expected to continue its bullish momentum.

Following the $93 million investment funding boost, the token’s price is poised to rise even further, with the increasing focus on the Metaverse and its endless possibilities. 

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The Sandbox continues collaboration with other brands

The Sandbox platform benefits from the recent declaration of Facebook to focus on Metaverse platforms, alongside the ongoing craze about NFTs and their utilities. 

This development came after The Sandbox announced its continued collaboration with other brands and celebrities like SnoopDogg, who ought to recreate his house within the Metaverse.

Softbank’s interest in NFT-based companies is quite evident considering its catalog of NFT related companies. It hopes to grow the Sandbox metaverse to more than just an NFT gaming platform. The platform aims to exhaust its economic options in areas such as fashion.

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One recalls reading on September 10, 2021, that the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection sold at its highest-ever secondary market an ape illustration—with gold fur, laser eyes, and a captain’s hat— for 740 ETH, or just over $2.9 million at the time of purchase.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and Founder of Facebook announced this new rebrand on Thursday during Connect event. The Facebook announcement has been a blessing for Metaverse tokens as they gained good fortunes following the news of Facebook. What do you think is in store for the Metaverse? Please tell us in your comments below.

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Here’s What’s Next for Decentraland, The Sandbox and Elrond, According to Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe

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Cryptocurrency analyst and trader Michaël van de Poppe is warning traders against buying Decentraland (MANA), The Sandbox (SAND) and Elrond (EGLD) at their current prices.

Van de Poppe tells his 148,000 YouTube subscribers that following the “epic runs” of these three altcoins, it’s time for investors to take profits in Decentraland, a virtual-world blockchain; Elrond, a scalable blockchain; and The Sandbox, a gaming platform.

“…if you are in those projects, I think the point has come to actually take profits, especially when it comes to MANA and SAND. Those have been running heavily. You have to take profits before a heavy correction starts to take place because at this point the downwards momentum might be heavier than the upwards momentum.”

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Looking at the Elrond/Bitcoin (EGLD/BTC) chart, the crypto analyst says that buying opportunities are gone until a correction adjusts prices to the 0.005 BTC ($291) and 0.006 BTC ($349.20) level.

At time of writing, Elrond is trading at $427 while Bitcoin is exchanging hands at $58,200.

“If you’re seeking for any trade opportunity right now, I think the opportunities are quite gone. But the [EGLD/BTC] chart itself says that every level gets a beautiful retest taking place here before it starts to continue.

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So I’m looking at any of these two levels [between 0.005 BTC and 0.006 BTC] to take any entry from, based on a daily time frame.”

Van de Poppe says he’s hoping to pick up SAND if it retraces down to about 0.00007 BTC ($4.07). The asset is trading at $7.27 at time of writing.

“So SAND, I’m not interested in trading this one at all. I’m going to look at anywhere in this region [below 0.00007 BTC] for any scalp opportunities.”

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Decentraland’s MANA is trading at $5.10 at time of writing. According to the crypto analyst, MANA could drop to around 0.000055 BTC ($3.20) where it could present opportunities for longer-term trades. He recommends looking for scalping opportunities if it starts trading below 0.00007 BTC ($4.07).

“You can start looking for scalp rates here [0.00007 BTC]. But more likely, we’re going to get into this region here [around 0.000055 BTC] where you want to take some trades.”

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Is Trend Reversal Near For, The Sandbox (SAND), Decentraland(MANA), & Enjin Coin(ENJ)!

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As the crypto space continues to embrace the evolution of distinct technologies, Metaverse has also engulfed massive traction of the mainstream audience. Interestingly, post-Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, the respective protocols have soared beyond expectations. Moreover, while the crypto market strives to escape from the bear trap, Meta tokens emerged as saviors of the crypto space. 

Notably, The Sandbox (SAND), Decentraland (MANA), and Enjin Coin (ENJ) soared by more than 450% post the trend reversal to meta. Yet the tokens have been trading at their peak of the bull cycle, correction in the short-term looks imminent. 

The Sandbox (SAND)

The Sandbox price has been a revolutionary project in the world of gaming. With the incredible surge in the trading volume of 28.54% round the clock, the price of the asset has reached a new ATH of $7.02 on 24th November. The asset has been clinching higher highs with short corrections of 5 to 8% prior to its every leg up. SAND price hasn’t yet undergone a trend reversal if it happens anytime from now, then its price would plummet to $3.35. 

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Decentraland (MANA)

A Decentraland price network has been built on the Ethereum blockchain. With an incredible surge of trading volume of 59.28% round the clock, the protocol has claimed an ATH of $5.31 on November 24th. The MANA price has maintained a slow and steady rise throughout the month. With healthy consolidations, the price has made a solid move. Though the price has not undergone a major pullback yet, the price would decline by more than 20 to 30% reaching crucial support around $3.6. 

Enjin Coin (ENJ)  

Enjin, a blockchain-based gaming firm looking strong for the past couple of days to overthrow SAND and MANA. With a more than 100% surge in trading volume, ENJ’s price has hit an ATH of $4.50 on November 24th. Unlike other chief Meta tokens, the protocol has shown positive volatility throughout the year. Hence, in case of a trend reversal, the price would drop to the immediate support of $3.2. 

Collectively, the aforementioned Metaverse tokens have been trading at their peak of the bull cycle. However, it’s been a while they haven’t undergone a requisite correction yet. In case of a trend reversal, the tokens would experience a correction of 10 to 15% for a longer period. Hence, before investing in projects at their ATH, it is mandatory to do a thorough research of the asset.

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Decentraland (MANA) & The SandBox (SAND) Price Chasing Each Other To Hit $10!

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Decentraland & The SandBox carry on with their bullish trend that began almost a month before. Both the NFT’s had a monstrous rally of more than 600% and 1000% respectively which appears to be unstoppable currently. The MANA price & SAND price seem to be in a race against each other aiming at a double-digit target somewhere in the Q1 of 2022. 

Decentraland (MANA) Price May Hit $25

Decentraland emerged from a thin space and outperformed well-established NFT’s like Theta, Tezos, Enjin Coin, Chiliz, etc. MANA price after being calm for more than a couple of years got a major push during the bull run 2021. The price rose viciously to hit highs somewhere around $1.6.

The second bull run came out to be more aggressive and accumulated more than 600% gains within a month. Yet the rally is expected to continue with more strength in order to hit $10 very soon. However, the upcoming rally may also include a notable plunge again back to $3-$4 levels as per one of the analysts.

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Despite the correction, the analyst is still bullish on the asset and expects a huge flip to higher levels. Considering the 2020 lows as the support for the FIB levels, the current price is hovering around 4.9 levels. The analysts believe the asset may range high to the next FIB level at 28 which lies around $25 to $32. Therefore, Decentraland is pretty bullish considering a longer and higher time frame. 

The SandBox(SAND) Price Could Still Be A Good Buy!

The SandBox like MANA maintained a substantial upward trajectory since the beginning of 2021. However, the spike which hit the SAND price since the beginning of November was pretty unexpected. The asset’s bull run of more than 1000% caught everyone’s attention and hence the rally does not appear to face a pullback or correction until the end of the month. 

The SAND price is $8.19 after smashing the new ATH at $8.32 with a jump of nearly 20% in the early hours of trade. Despite surging constantly for a week, the asset may get a little exhausted and hover around $5.5-$6. However, the pullback may be short-lived which will be overcome by a gigantic leap beyond $10. 

Collectively, Decentraland & The SandBox are completely focusing on a huge upward trajectory, nullifying the possibilities of a pullback. However, the possibilities are still alive as the assets usually tend to exhaust after reaching some milestones. And hence despite minor corrections, MANA price & SAND price appear to be pre-programmed to smash a 2-digit figure soon. 

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