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Second Life banks banned, run on banks begins

For those of who don't play Second Life, it may come as a surprise that the virtual world is still turning. But it is, and there's still drama going down over-you guessed it-money handling within the "game." Second Life operator Linden Lab is hoping to head off some of that drama by instituting a ban on virtual banks that aren't government-sanctioned in real life. The company said in a blog post this week that after reviewing resident complaints, in-world banking activities, and the law, the move is in the best interests of its users.

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