Metaverse Property Mogul Touts 10-Fold Appreciation In Virtual Real Estate Portfolio


An anonymous reader quotes a report from Markets Insider: Andrew Kiguel, CEO of crypto-asset investment firm Tokens.com, estimated his metaverse portfolio is valued at 10 times more than his purchase price, USA Today said in a report published Wednesday. “It’s all about the location,” he told the newspaper, saying that land in the core of a virtual downtown is key. “The more visitors who come, the more valuable the land, and the more a retailer and advertisers will be willing to spend to reach those people.” Toronto-based Tokens.com acquired a 50% stake in Metaverse Group in October for $1.7 million, then completed an additional investment last week to give it a 67% ownership stock in the firm. The deal comes after Metaverse Group last month made a then-record $2.43 million purchase of parcels in the Decentraland metaverse platform.

Kiguel has high hopes for that virtual plot of land. “I think we’re going to see a quick appreciation and monetize renting that land and space very soon,” he told USA Today, adding that the plan is to develop the virtual area into a destination for luxury brands. Metaverse Group CEO Lorne Sugarman told Insider in November that the Decentraland property purchase, which was in its Fashion District, provides an early foothold in upscale commercial opportunities in the metaverse. “We think the Fashion District purchase is like buying on Fifth Avenue back in the 1800s or the creation of Rodeo Drive,” he said, referring to the high-end shopping areas in Manhattan and Beverly Hills. Earlier this month, someone by the name of P-Ape bought a plot of digital land in Snoop Dogg’s new virtual world, Snoopverse, for $450,000. “The rapper announced that he would be building his own virtual world in the metaverse on the Sandbox platform this September,” reports Fortune.



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