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Wednesday, April 22, 2015


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Lindal Kidd

But what is the daily volume in $USD for both "currencies?" A Bitcoin is worth MUCH more in dollar terms than a Linden Dollar!

Not that I disagree with the thrust of your commentary. Both currencies are very shaky in terms of being commonly accepted mediums of exchange.

Amanda Dallin

"Both currencies are very shaky in terms of being commonly accepted mediums of exchange."

Very true but LL is not trying to have the Linden commonly accepted as a medium of exchange anywhere except their own virtual world.

A fiat currency is pretty much virtual anyway. The really unique aspect of Bitcoin is that there is no government or other organization controlling the supply. That's a good thing but also why we won't see it commonly accepted. Governments will not want to give up that power.


For anyone wanting to experiment with Bitcoin, I've been giving away a very small amount for free via an automated object in Sandbox Shiromani - as Ive been curious about the amount of crossover within Second Life.

Currently the giveaway is 0.005 BTC per avatar born before 2015 (or about $1.10 at today's rate). Look for the Bitcoin sign at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shiromani/10/140/55 :)


Consider this: how hard would it be for Linden Lab to convert L$ to blockchain technology? Is it that hard to imagine the L$ as a cryptocurrency? It would open the currency to a broader audience and Wall Street would take notice all over again.

Issa Heckroth

Back when we had other exchanges, L$ was kind of like a currency, but LL have moved to change that situation for exactly the reason that they DONT want L$ to be considered a "real/virtual" currency by the Feds. L$ is a game token. You cant trade it on markets anymore and it has a roughly fixed value.

Bitcoins are dirty money

Bitcoin has plenty of other problems, like being loved by drug cartels, crime syndicates, assassins, pedophiles, slave traders and the general scum of the earth. Cryptocurrencies avoid tax and the kind of oversight that governments use to prevent things like slavery. If you've touched a Bitcoin, you may well be touching very dirty money.

zz bottom

I think that is the other way around, All governments love drug cartels, crime syndicates, assassins, pedophiles, slave traders and the general scum of the earth and all that allows them to keep them in power for as long as they wish, be a democracy or any other kind.


The Linden currency is Linden Lab's ace.

They could very easily roll this into a massive virtual currency exchange. They seriously should reach out to other MMOs like WOW and EO to work out a real, legal exchange between the games currency. People already do it on the sly. Why not make it easier and safer?


"It's 1995, and telephone shopping is still being used more than the internet. In the heart of internet hype, maybe it's time to wonder if some assumptions are deeply, deeply wrong?"

You aren't considering the off-chain transactions, the potentials of sidechains and similar projects, and altcoins. I suppose you wouldn't, as you seem to be completely anti-crypto, as if it's sole goal is to kill off Secondlife or something.

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