BusinessWeek reports about the growing acceptance and installation of virtual currency systems at social media sites, online games and virtual reality worlds. Virtual currencies are a mean to trade virtual goods, which is a market with a volume of several billion dollars as already mentioned formerly. So it is an attractive market and virtual currencies are gaining importance as a part of the business model.
The article of BusinessWeek is giving some insights into up to date activities and participants. Most remarkable are some offline activities, which do describe the importance and growth. These are Coinstar, a kiosk system, and Rixty, a prepaid system. Both do enable to use change to buy or to buy virtual currencies directly. Too, some providers of mobile payment systems are actively participating in this business.