No Google Bucks

Google was thinking about making a virtual currency but did not, apparently due to regulatory concerns.

Comments on No Google Bucks:

Rits says:

Apparently a potential of few hundred million revenue doesn't worth the tedious legal works and risks. hmm, what do you guys think?

Posted Apr 15, 2012 3:48:41 PM | link

John Hanna says:

Just read in Popular Science that currencies are popping up all over the world.
In Kenya, for instance, over thirty percent of the people use an Iphone app to buy everything and many businesses use the app instead of cash too.
In Japan there are entire shopping districts using one virtual currency or another - what is the difference if the phone can translate literally trillions of different dough.
I know I didn't relay this very well, read Popular Science.
But I would think Google would want to reconsider this.

Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:44:47 PM | link

Edward Castronova says:

John, can you link that article? Sounds really interesting!

Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:47:57 PM | link