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Gaming, guns and virtual value

There is good money to be made through straightforward trades in online virtual goods, as a recent half-million dollar deal proves.

A scene from the game Counter-strike: Global Offensive. An AK47 rifle and a karambit knife within the game changed hands for $500,000 real-world money

They say things are only worth what someone will pay for them, so how much would you pay for something that only exists in a virtual world?

If you’re like most people, the answer is probably not much and you’ve yet to be convinced of the enduring value of things like NFTs and other virtual goods. But for some the argument is settled and virtual goods have real value in the real world.

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