First Company within Second Life to Raise Funds with Outside Crowd-Source Funding

October 13, 2012 – Nintai Brokerage Corporation, a virtual company which operates within the world of Second Life has become the first company within the virtual grid to attempt to raise money for their business with crowd-funding outside of the game.  The company operates on a virtual stock simulation game called the Capital Exchange ( www.Slcapex.com) which allows users to learn how to play to stock market and see how it affects the in-game economy, while also earning Lindens (Second Life dollars) while doing so.

Nintai Brokerage Corporation’s campaign for the fundraising can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/nintai?a=161023. All funds go towards allowing the virtual business to continue to operate in educating new users how to play the stock market, how it affects the economy, and how various stock market mechanisms such as short selling, limit buys, and more work.

CEO of the virtual company, Cecil Niosaki, said, “I think it’s incredibly important that we continue to operate on the Second Life grid so that we can teach people how the stock market works. I believe that an education in finance is necessary, and oftentimes players take what they learn on the Capital Exchange onto the real stock market.”

About Nintai Brokerage Corporation

Nintai Brokerage Corporation is a virtual business operated within the Second Life grid. The virtual company is listed on the Capital Exchange stock simulation game. The company’s main goal is to educate other users on the stock market and how it can earn them a passive income, as well as working with their customers in the game to earn their own Second Life profit. Their website can be found at www.nintaibrokerage.com

About the Capital Exchange Stock Simulation Game

Capital Exchange (CapEx) is a fictional stock market simulation game operating for entertainment and educational purposes only, and currently exists solely in support of Second Life®, a feature-rich online 3-D virtual world including an "economy" and a "currency" ($Linden) operated and supported by Linden Research, Inc. Capital Exchange ( http://www.SLCapEx.com) is not affiliated with Linden Research, Inc. For more information regarding Second Life® please visit ( http://www.secondlife.com).

To be very clear, Capital Exchange is not a real-world stock exchange and does not offer opportunity for direct real-world investment or profit. Shares purchased on this stock exchange simulation game do not entitle you to any legal real-world rights to a listed virtual company. Please play accordingly!

 


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