Entropia and the real world are getting closer together all the time. The company running it has announced real virtual banking is coming to the game.

Yes, they are going to auction off five limited licenses for people to set up in-game banking. Why they are doing it by auction wasn’t specified, but it’s obvious that only the wealthiest (most adept?) players will have the funds to participate.

This brings to mind questions about security, and whether other players will hesitate to use the banks, when we recall what happened in Eve.

And if real money is here, can the taxman be far behind? Opening real cash banking could have some far-reaching consequences for multi-player games.

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