Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Opinio Juris Brave New World(s): From International Finance to Inter-Virtual World Finance

September 26, 2007

Opinio Juris Brave New World(s): From International Finance to Inter-Virtual World Finance
Brave New World(s): From International Finance to Inter-Virtual World Finance
by Chris Borgen
OK, here’s one to ponder: a Chinese company, Anshe Chung Studios, has just issued a press release concerning its construction of a financial system that world support investment across the boundaries of virtual worlds on the Internet, such as Second Life and Entropia

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Where Real Money Meets Virtual Reality, The Jury Is Still Out – washingtonpost.com

September 26, 2007

Where Real Money Meets Virtual Reality, The Jury Is Still Out – washingtonpost.com
Where Real Money Meets Virtual Reality, The Jury Is Still Out

By Alan Sipress
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 26, 2006; A01

Iowa Banking Law Blog: Virtual Banks in a Virtual World

September 26, 2007

Iowa Banking Law Blog: Virtual Banks in a Virtual World
Virtual Banks in a Virtual World

On May 3, 2007 five virtual bank licenses were sold for a total of $404,000. These licenses give the respective buyers the exclusive right to engage in banking activities on Entropia Universe. Entropia Universe, similar in many ways to Second Life, is a “massive online virtual universe . . . set in a distant Sci-Fi future.”…

Gamasutra – State Of Play V Panels Talk Virtual World Business, Regulation

September 26, 2007

Gamasutra – State Of Play V Panels Talk Virtual World Business, Regulation
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Online Extra: Virtual Worlds, Virtual Economies

September 26, 2007

Online Extra: Virtual Worlds, Virtual Economies
An economist talks about how online games can blur the line between fantasy and reality

When economist Edward Castronova wrote his first paper in 2001 about the economies of online games, he did it mostly as a joke. But even by then, he realized…

Tech Bankruptcy: Commercial Law in a Virtual World

September 26, 2007

Tech Bankruptcy: Commercial Law in a Virtual World