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Report: Chinese prisoners 'forced' to farm gold

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2011 6:00am PDT

Inmates at a China prison were "forced" to farm gold in MMOs, a British newspaper has reported. The dark side of gold farming is hardly a secret, but it's surprising to hear it practised in such a way.


"In Venezuela prisoners would happily trade places with them, being the choices: playing video ..."

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China Taxes Profits from Virtual Currencies

By Blake Ellison, Nov 04, 2008 8:00pm PST

Back in June, Shacknews reported on the effects of popular virtual currencies on the Chinese economy. The Chinese government has responded by...


"These types of earnings are taxed in the U.S. also. I don't really understand the point of ..."

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