Gaming currency is a term describing all virtual currencies used in online gaming. Such currencies can be used to purchase items within a game to enhance or upgrade the game itself as well as the user. Gaming currency can typically be obtained in two ways. One is by exchanging other, typically national currency into gaming currency, whilst the second option is to earn the currency through in-game activity.
There are secondary markets on which some gaming currencies can be sold for national and other currency. 1
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