The Chinese government has banned gold farming and trading of virtual currency for real money. This is a big deal for China as about 85 percent of gold farmers are believed to be based in China. Gold farming is believed to generate between 200 million to one billion annually worldwide.
The banning is set to have an effect on the hundreds of thousands of people that farm for gold, but that may be a good thing. Most people that farm for gold go do it all day long and earn next to nothing for the work they put into it. Sure, it’s not hard work at all. But being hunched over, looking at a computer screen all day and doing the same thing over and over can have a really sh*tty affect on your body and life.
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