Hey everyone - with P2P out (the ability to send HFC direct), we are taking the ‘closed beta’ brakes off the economy. Some stuff about that:
We’re going to give everyone with account created before today a good chunk of HFC (we’re still checking numbers on this, so I’ll put out the actual number tomorrow), and we will also give extra larger grants to owners of placenames and people having put content into the marketplace. Thank you for all you have done (and so much more) so far, hopefully this is one way we can say thanks.
We also put up a server called ‘BankofHighFidelity’ for banking services. We’ll start giving out these grants to people (you guys) tomorrow and friday. It’s a nice looking space with what appear to be giant coins!
Coming soon, we will start up some sort of manual exchange process where you can trade HFC for other cryptocurrencies. More on that as we figure out the details.
Overall we are very excited at the idea of performers now being able to use the direct payments / tips as a new kind of ‘gig’ economy. This is first as far as we know - being able to pay someone with a cryptocurrency directly, as an avatar, in a virtual world.
Happy to answer questions here, or listen to thoughts about what else we should be thinking as we get commerce more completely rolled out.
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