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La Cina intenzionata a distruggere la sua economia

Come? Beh, pare che il governo cinese abbia reso illegale il commercio di soldi “virtuali” per soldi reali.

Che cosa vuol dire questo?

Considerate che i vari MMORPG (giochi multiutente online) sono pieni di cinesi  che praticano il “gold farming”, ossia che giocano per raccimolare moneta sonante dei vari “mondi virtuali”, da vendere poi in cambio di moneta reale a chi non vuole fare la fatica di giocare per guadagnerseli (?!?).

Tale traffico di soldi reali e’ stato stimato l’anno scorso sui diversi miliardi di yuan.

China bars use of virtual money for trading in real goods

China has unveiled the first official rule on the use of virtual currency in the trade of real goods and services to limit its possible impact on the real financial system.

The government also spelled out the definition of “virtual currency” for the first time, which includes prepaid cards of cyber-games, according to a joint circular from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Commerce Friday.

“The virtual currency, which is converted into real money at a certain exchange rate, will only be allowed to trade in virtual goods and services provided by its issuer, not real goods and services.” it said.

China has the world’s largest population of Internet users, with 298 million people online as of the end of last year.

According to media reports, the virtual money trade topped several billion yuan last year after rising around 20 percent annually.

Since 2007, virtual money trading has drawn official attention, with the government demanding tighter controls as such trading became an avenue for gambling and illicit trade.

Under the new rules, using virtual money for gambling will be punished by public security authorities, and minors may not buy virtual money.

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