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riverni writes "First in a series of articles uncovering the lucrative "black-market" existing in the Eve Online, a sci-fi themed single server MMORPG. The overall scale of the operation is breathtaking. While there exist legal ways to exchange real work currency for in-game currency, the black market, primarly driven by botters (users who utilize automated macroes to perform rewardable tasks in game), the article reports on how Iskbank.com made approximately $290,000 in sales for the 10-1/2-month period. These figures do not include any sales made through their sister site, Eveisk.ru and yes, those are US Dollars" Link to Original Source