The Washington Post suddenly discovered this issue because they think they can tie Stephen Bannon to it
For several years, I played an online game called Runescape. Between the gold farmers and the efforts to stop the gold farmers, the game was drained of any entertainment value. Affluent mothers viewed the game as a cheap babysitter and would give their children real money to buy “stuff” in the game through third parties in order to advance without learning how to play the game or doing the boring repetitive “work”.
The most curious detail in the story was that Goldman Sachs got involved in the financing of the virtual gold exchange