Before blockchain and NFTs, there was the real-cash MMO Entropia Universe

In 2004, a yr after the launch of MindArk’s real-money economic system recreation Entropia Universe, person Deathifier bought a treasure island on Planet Calypso for 265,000PED (Mission Entropia {Dollars}—equal to $26,500). The treasure island made historical past as the costliest digital merchandise owned on the time, and Deathifier claimed to break even within a year. […]