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Saturday, September 7 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Bitcoin on Your Grid: Using decentralized virtual currencies in the metaverse

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This session will look at the practical, technical, and legal issues around the use of Bitcoins and other crypto-currencies for payment on OpenSimulator grids. The presentation will provide a brief overview of what crypto-currencies are and what role they could play in the metaverse, then address what is involved in accepting Bitcoins as payment for services provided by a grid, or using them as an across-grid currency to play the role fulfilled by the Linden Dollar in Second Life.

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Edmund Edgar

Edmund Edgar is an IT consultant and free software developer based in Tokyo, Japan. Previous clients include The British Council, The Princeton Review and Cerego, creators of the "iKnow" language learning site. He is the lead developer of the SLOODLE project connecting Moodle with Second Life and OpenSim. He also runs Address Machine, an open directory for Bitcoin addresses designed to facilitate decentralized, peer-to-peer payment systems for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 8:30am - 9:20am
Breakout Zone 2

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