Citation

The 20 Years in Gold Farming: Games are the Trojan Horse through which Blockchain Break into the Traditional Finance World

Author:
Yin, Ge
Publication:
TechFlow
Year:
2021

I made a documentary in 2005 about virtual economy in online games. At the time, tens of thousands of young Chinese were making a living by playing online games like World of Warcraft. They earned in-game currency and equipment, then sell them to players outside of China for real dollars. Such activities are known in the gaming circle as gold farming, and these working players were called Gold Farmers...