Thursday, January 10, 2008

Technology Review: Second Life Closes Banks

Closing banks, outraged investors -- Second Life is getting more like the real world every day :)

For months, as banking meltdowns in the virtual world Second Life cost participants steep losses of real money, corporate owner Linden Lab of San Francisco stuck to a laissez-faire line, essentially saying, We just host the software; residents should avoid deals that sound too good to be true. But this week, Linden Lab abruptly banned virtual banks that can't furnish "proof of an applicable government registration statement or financial institution charter." The requirement appears likely to shut down all of Second Life's banks.

Technology Review: Second Life Closes Banks

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