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Article on Currency Traders

Posted May 24, 2004 by Craig McGregor

Article on Currency Traders

Clive Thompson, technology writer for Wired Magazine, recently published an article in The Walrus magazine. The article, entitled Game Theories explores the harvesting and selling of virtual property for real world money.

Clive explores the issue from all sides including that of the people doing the selling as well as that of players and what they feel about it. Talking with Ed Castronova, the article explores how he went from rock bottom to a flourishing virtual property business. Talking with Dragons of The Syndicate the article explores the players perspective on virtual property. Robert Kiblinger provides the viewpoint of a player turned merchant who went to work for Ed selling items. Other operations and opinions across multiple gaming worlds are shared and overall the article provides an indepth look at what some consider a 'dark side' of online gaming.

Whether you like or hate the idea of selling virtual property, this article is worth a read.

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