I am an economist and an expert on video game economies, virtual currency, and bitcoin. AMA!
Bitcoin has been in the news a lot lately. I've been trying to think about virtual money more broadly. What IS money? How does something become money? For more than a decade, I've been studying video game economies, where the first virtual currencies were born. This year I've released a book that explains how game economies spawned virtual currencies, and talks about what this means for daily life. As more of the economy goes virtual, governments are probably going to have to get by with less tax money, for better or worse. At the same time, the economy will get more chaotic. Money is a pretty big deal, and change is on the way. Well, that's what I'm working on these days. AMA!
All done now. Thanks for the comments!