With the meteoric rise of online gaming and the resulting production of digital currencies, a new market has been born.
Tens of thousands of students and migrant workers make a living across the world by playing online games and selling the resulting virtual assets to wealthier players.
A growing number of crowd-sourcing and ‘microwork’ platforms employ unskilled workers in digital tasks ranging from pattern recognition to data input.
This ‘virtual economy’ of digital goods and services are the subject of this infographic.
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