On Friday, March 13th, Hypergrid Business relayed news that Linden Lab has called a halt to the use of Linden Dollars outside of their own platforms. The news itself came from the OpenSim based Avination, which has for several years provided the means to exchange Linden Dollars to their own currency (C$) via the use of an in-world ATM mechanism.
Avination: no longer able to offer direct exchange of L$ values to C$ values via in-world ATMs (images: Avination)
In an announcement, which has also been distributed to their users via e-mail, Avination state: “Due to recent interaction with Linden Labs, we regret having to inform you that the transfer of Linden Dollars to Avination is no longer available, including the payment of your Avination sims via the Avination ATMs.”
The announcement goes on to further read in part:
Following discussions with Linden Labs they have advised that…
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