On April 10, there was information about the "Black Market" on the VKontakte social network. Users started selling VK Coin gaming cryptocurrency illegally for real money.
On April 1, the internal cryptocurrency of the VKontakte social network started. Coin can be mine, as well as used in social network games. After the first ten days of its existence, the coin hit the self-proclaimed "Black Market" and began to exchange for real money (mostly rubles).
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VK Coin – exchange of gaming cryptocurrency for real money
At the time of April 10, the highest price declared by an unknown user at the rate of 15 million VK Coin for 100 Russian rubles. Initially, the coin was not adapted to be exchanged for real money, but only as a settlement tool inside VKontakte games.
In addition, the user "Nikolai Razgonyaev" calls himself VK Coin a billionaire. According to the information in the social network, it owns 35 billion tokens. Razgonyaev also advertises a software bot that can buy tokens in stores, ads, where you can buy 210 million VK Coin for a thousand rubles. At the same time requests for VK Coin show an increasing activity in Google Trends.
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Today's head of the VKontakte social project, Ivan Gusev, commented on the situation: "Exchange of tokens for fiat money or real goods is nothing more than personal agreements between our users (...) we have no right to restrict freedom (...) We are glad that VK Coin helps not only to play, but also to experiment" – Ivan Gusev.
The creation of VK Coin cryptocurrency led to the VKontakte Black Market. Recall that Vkontakte is not the only social network that has begun to use cryptocurrencies. For example, Twitter introduced Bitcoin payments, Facebook intends to create its stable cryptocurrency, and even the Tor Internet browser has started accepting donations in crypto.
Editor: Alyona Nabok