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Virtual currency is what you use to pay for a virtual tractor for your virtual farm or for a healing elixir for your avatar. But the market for digital scrip is expanding, leading some to speculate that virtual currencies will one day grow so large that they'll have a big effect on real-world economies. Opinions are split about whether that will be a good thing or a bad thing.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )