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2015-09-02: VirWoX expands to My Virtual Community

MVC

VirWoX now also trades MVC V$ (MVC), the virtual currency used in the OpenSim-based virtual world My Virtual Community. It is possible to buy and sell V$ in exchange for Euro. We look forward to offer MVC residents same quality of service that has made us the largest independent exchange for Second Life Lindens.


2015-08-01: Linden Dollar withdrawals stopped.

Unfortunately, we can no longer send Linden Dollars from VirWoX accounts to Second Life avatars. Linden Dollars can only be bought on Second Life's LindeX exchange.

If you still have SLL in your VirWoX account, you can continue to trade them to other currencies. Also, the VirWoX Partner Network will continue as before.


2014-03-06: NETELLER no longer supported

NETELLER is no longer available on VirWoX. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will be looking for alternatives.


2013-12-07: SOFORTbanking now also available in France, Italy, Poland and Spain

As a result of our partnership with SOFORT AG, you can deposit money directly from your bank account into your VirWoX account and have it credited immediately. All you need is an online-enabled bank account in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and now also in France, Italy, Poland, or Spain. You do not need a credit card, nor do you need to register for using the service. More details can be found here.


2013-06-16: Over 100,000 registered users; Over 30 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we passed a number of important milestones at the same time: We were able to welcome our registered user number 100,000. Also, we have traded over 30 billion Linden dollars, emphasizing our position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars. In addition, we have traded already 200 million Avination C$.


2013-05-17: VirWoX is now Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller

We are proud to announce that VirWoX has been awarded the status are of an officially Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller by Linden Lab.

As a result, we can continue to offer the residents of Second Life a wide range of payment options to buy Linden Dollars.

However, please note that under the new terms of service we are no longer allowed to take back your Linden Dollars from Second Life and let you "cash out". Our in-world terminals will therefore no longer accept Linden Dollar deposits.

The VirWoX Partner Network and the Currency Shop Program will continue as before. About 5.5 million Linden Dollars have already been paid to our partners in the first 4 months of 2013.


2013-01-12: Strong Growth in 2012

trading volume

We look back to a very successful year 2012, in which VirWoX strengthened its position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden Dollars.

Compared to 2011, the number of registered users rose by 56%, from 43,388 to 67,572. Trading volume grew even faster, from 5,896 million Linden Dollars in 2011 to 9,609 million Linden Dollars in 2012 (+63%).

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network and Currency Shop Program are growing constantly. About 9 million Linden Dollars have been paid to our partners in 2012.


2012-10-19: Important changes regarding bank deposits

We have changed the procedure for bank deposits. Instead of specifying your username or avatar name, please send us your unique customer code in the note field of your bank wire. This helps to increase the speed and reliability of processing your deposit. You can find your customer code near the bottom of the Deposit page, together with our bank account numbers.

IMPORTANT: Our bank account at Deutsche Bank is no longer available. Please use only the bank accounts listed on the Deposit page.


2012-10-15: paysafecard now accepted also from Canada, Croatia, Hungary, and Turkey

paysafecard logo

VirWoX is now certified to accept this anonymous prepaid card also also from our customers from above countries. paysafecard is available from 450,000 sales points in 32 countries throughout the world. Click here to find an outlet near you.


2012-10-05: New payment method: Ukash

Ukash logo

With Ukash, you can pay cash and anonymously fund your VirWoX account. No credit card or bank account is needed. Just enter the 19-digit PIN code found on your Ukash voucher.

Find out where to get Ukash at www.ukash.com.


2012-09-19: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication increases the security of your VirWoX account. If enabled, your account is protected not only by your username and password, but also by a one-time-password ('MFA code') generated by an 'MFA token'. We recommend Google Authenticator for Android, iPhone, or Blackberry devices, and Authenticator for Windows phones. Other tokens conforming to the standards OATH HOTP (RFC 4226) or TOTP (RFC 6238) should work, too.


2012-04-24: Over 50,000 registered users; Over 14 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we passed a number of important milestones at the same time: We were able to welcome our registered user number 50,000. Also, we have traded over 14,000,000,000 Linden dollars (about 40 million Euro / US$ 55 million), emphasizing our position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars. In addition, we have traded already 130 million Avination C$ and 19 million OM¢.


2012-01-24: New payment method: Bitinstant

Bitinstant

With Bitinstant, you can instantly fund your account with USD using a variety of payment options, such as Dwolla, Paxum, and Liberty Reserve. In addition, Bitinstant offers instant cash deposits at many US banks, including Citibank, Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. More information can be found here.


2012-01-09: Strong Growth in 2011

trading volume

We look back to a very successful year 2011, in which VirWoX strengthened its position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden Dollars.

Compared to 2010, the number of registered users rose by 69%, from 25,664 to 43,388. Trading volume grew even faster, from 3,456 million Linden Dollars in 2010 to 5,896 million Linden Dollars in 2011 (+71%). This is equivalent to about 17 million Euros or 23 million US$.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network and Currency Shop Program are growing constantly. Over 7 million Linden Dollars have been paid to our partners in 2011.


2011-12-15: VirWoX Trading API released

This Application Programming Interface gives developers access to the exchange functionality and market liquidity offered by VirWoX. Typical use cases include automatic trading on the VirWoX exchange ("trading bots"), integration of the exchange into other services, and alternative user interfaces for the exchange. More information can be found here.


2011-10-27: 40,000 registered users

Today we were able to welcome our registered user number 40,000.


2011-10-04: VirWoX MicroPayment API released

This Application Programming Interface enables programmers to easily integrate our sophisticated payment functionality into their applications, such as websites or in-world objects. Typical use cases include accepting payments in virtual currency for virtual goods, sending money to other users, or accepting payments in real-world currency from a variety of payment providers and the automatic conversion to virtual currency. More information can be found here.


2011-09-28: paysafecard now accepted also from USA and Mexico

paysafecard logo

VirWoX is now certified to accept this anonymous prepaid card also also from our US and Mexican customers. paysafecard is available from 300,000 sales outlets worldwide, in the United States from IPP, epay, precash and blackhawk outlets. Click here to find an outlet near you.


2011-09-26: Over 10 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 10 billion Linden dollars (about 28 million Euro / US$ 40 million), emphasizing our position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars. In addition, we traded already over 60 million Avination C$.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network and Currency Shop Program are growing constantly. Over 13 million Linden Dollars (about 40,000 Euro / US$ 52,000) have been paid to our partners already!


2011-08-15: VirWoX Bonus Club now also on Twitter

Bonus Club Logo

Don't miss the VirWoX Bonus Club: Over 5,000 bonus payments have already been paid to over 1,000 Facebook users. And now you can also collect your bonus with Twitter!


2011-05-04: Over 30,000 registered users; Over 7.5 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we passed a number of important milestones at the same time: We were able to welcome our registered user number 30,000. Also, we have traded over 7,500,000,000 Linden dollars (about 20 million Euro / US$ 30 million), emphasizing our position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars. In addition, we have traded already 20 million Avination C$.


2011-04-27: New payment and withdrawal method: Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Bitcoins are an innovative method to transfer money fast, securely, and anonymously. Payments are inexpensive, as they are performed directly betweeen users identified by a Bitcoin address. Instead of a central payment processor, a distributed peer-to-peer network keeps track of all transactions. More information can be found here.


2011-03-30: VirWoX Bonus Club

Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, you can now make extra money with the VirWoX Bonus Club!


2011-02-17: VirWoX expands to Avination

Avination

VirWoX now also trades Avination C$ (ACD), the virtual currency used in the OpenSim-based virtual world Avination. It is possible to buy and sell C$ in exchange for US$, Euro, and Linden Dollars. We look forward to offer Avination residents same quality of service that has made us the largest independent exchange for Second Life Lindens.


2011-01-09: Strong Growth in 2010

trading volume

We look back to a very successful year 2010, in which VirWoX strenghened its position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden Dollars.

Compared to 2009, the number of registered users rose by 72%, from 14,937 to 25,664. Trading volume grew even faster, from 1,902 million Linden Dollars in 2009 to 3,454 million Linden Dollars in 2010 (+82%). This is equivalent to about 10 million Euros or 13 million US$.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network and Currency Shop Program are growing constantly. Over 6 million Linden Dollars have been paid to our partners in 2010.


2010-12-13: 25,000 registered users

Today we were able to welcome our registered user number 25,000.


2010-10-28: Over 5 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 5,000,000,000 Linden dollars (about 14 million Euro / US$ 19 million), emphasizing our position as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars. In addition, we traded already 4.7 million OM¢, the new Open Metaverse Currency for OpenSim-based grids.


2010-09-04: Currency Shop Program extended: Second Life Shops

Second Life Linden Dollar Shops
If you have land in the Second Life virtual world, you can place our in-world currency shop objects. Please find the details here.


2010-07-14: Over 4 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 4,000,000,000 Linden dollars (about 11.5 million Euro / US$ 14.5 million).


2010-07-12: You can now earn up to 3% commission running your own Virtual Currency Shops "powered by VirWoX"

In addition to the VirWoX Partner Network, which pays you for referring new users to the VirWoX exchange, the new Currency Shop Program pays you whenever a user buys Linden Dollars in your virtual currency shop, even if they do not register as a VirWoX user. Please find the details here.


2010-06-07: Reduced fees for USD market orders

Our variable commission for market orders in USD/SLL and USD/OMC has been reduced to only 1.5%!


2010-05-28: 20,000 registered users! Welcome Bonus Program extended

Today we were able to welcome our registered user number 20,000! While our Welcome Bonus Program was originally limited to the first 20,000 users, we have decided to extend it to the first 30,000 users: This means that you can still collect up to 800 Linden Dollars for yourself and your friends if you sign up now! Terms and conditions can be found here.


2010-05-06: Value of Linden-Dollar rises against the Euro

On Tuesday and Wednesday, renewed uncertainty regarding the future of the world economy led to a sharp drop in the value of the Euro against the US Dollar, and also against the Linden-Dollar, which is de facto tied to the US dollar.

This is good news, however, for owners of Linden-Dollars: You now get 1 Euro for only about 350 Linden-Dollars, which may be a good opportunity to "cash in" and convert your Lindens to Euro. At VirWoX, we offer a fast and convenient exchange from the Linden-Dollar directly to European currencies, with payouts directly to your bank account or PayPal account.


2010-04-22: Statistics on the Open Metaverse Economy are available

Open Metaverse Economy Statistics

As the number of grids adopting the Open Metaverse Currency (OMC) grows, we have started to publish statistical data on the size and performance of the Open Metaversy Economy.

You can get data for all OMC-enabled grids, or filtered for a specific grid. We provide real-time and historic data, charts, the possibility to download the raw data for your own analysis, and access to the data through our API.

Currently, the OMC is available in about 500 regions of the following grids: Avatar Hangout, FrancoGrid, GermanGrid, Grid4Us, Open Neuland, Wilder Westen, and Your Alternative Life.


2010-03-22: Over 3 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 3,000,000,000 Linden dollars (about 8 million Euro / US$ 11 million).


2010-02-26: Expanding to the OpenSim Hypergrid

Today we start trading the Open Metaverse Currency (OMC) for EUR, USD, and SLL. The OMC is a virtual currency intended to be used across the OpenSim Hypergrid. At the start, two OpenSim grids have adoped the OMC: GermanGrid and Grid4Us.


2010-01-04: VirWoX grows 378% in 2009

trading volume

We look back to a very successful year 2009, in which VirWoX established itself as the leading independent exchange for trading Linden dollars.

Compared to 2008, the number of registered users rose by 172%, from 5,487 to 14,937. Trading volume grew even faster, from 398 million Linden dollars in 2008 to 1902 million Linden dollars in 2009 (+378%). This is equivalent to about 5 million Euros or 7 million US$.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network are growing constantly. About 2.9 million Linden dollars have been paid to our partners in 2009.


2009-11-25: Over 2 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 2,000,000,000 Linden dollars (about 5 million Euro).


2009-10-30: New payment method: paysafecard

paysafecard logo

With paysafecard, you can pay cash and anonymously fund your VirWoX account. No credit card or bank account is needed. Just enter the 16-digit PIN code found on your prepaid paysafecard.

You can buy your paysafecard at more than 230,000 outlets across Europe and Latin America. Click here to find an outlet near you.


2009-10-20: 13,000 registered users

Today we were able to welcome our registered user number 13,000.


2009-09-18: New payment method: NETELLER

Using NETELLER, you can now fund your VirWoX account with credit cards and local payment options including Maestro, Carte Bleue, CartaSi, GiroPay, iDEAL, POLi, Ukash, and local bank transfers in 160+ countries.


2009-09-09: New high of Euro against the Linden-Dollar

200-day chart

Today, the deep fall of the US Dollar against the Euro resulted in record exchange rates at the VirWoX: The average exchange rate of Euro versus the Linden-Dollar climbed above 400. This means that our customers get more (Linden$) for their money...


2009-09-01: Over 1.5 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the milestone of trading over 1,500,000,000 Linden dollars.


2009-08-15: New Web gadgets for our partners

While the referrals fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network reach record levels, we have developed some cool new gadgets you can put on your website, blog, profile page, etc. They display up-to-date VirWoX data, can be sized as needed, and automatically adapt to the viewer's language. And as usual, you profit from new customers signing up after clicking on them...


2009-07-27: Save fees with Paypal Mass Payments

If you own a Business or Premier PayPal account, you can now also send us money using PayPal's Mass Payment feature. This reduces the PayPal fees to 1 USD maximum (or equivalent in other currencies). More information can be found here.


2009-07-15: Faster Moneybokers withdrawals

We now use Moneybooker's "Automated Payment Interface" to process withdrawals to Moneybookers accounts. This means that usually the withdrawal is processed in a few seconds.


2009-07-06: Strong Growth in Q2/2009

trading volume

Our service enjoys increasing popularity with Second Life residents. In the second quarter of 2009 we continued to experience strong growth: Compared to the first quarter, registered users were up 30%, from 7,868 to 10,247. Trading volume grew even faster, from 314 million Linden dollars in Q1/2009 to 481 million Linden dollars in Q2/2009 (+53%). This puts the total number of Linden dollars exchanged so far to about 1.2 billion (about 3.2 million Euro or 4.4 million US$).

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network are growing constantly. In total, almost 1.4 million Linden dollars of commission have already been paid to our partners.


2009-06-24: 10,000 registered users! Welcome Bonus Program extended

Today we were able to welcome our registered user number 10,000! While our Welcome Bonus Program was originally limited to the first 10,000 users, we have decided to extend it to the first 20,000 users: This means that you can still collect up to 800 Linden Dollars for yourself and your friends if you sign up now! Terms and conditions can be found here.


2009-06-10: DIRECTebanking now also available from Belgium

As a result of our partnership with Payment Network AG, you can deposit money directly from your bank account into your VirWoX account and have it credited immediately. You can then exchange it to Linden-Dollars and transfer it to your Second Life avatar in an instant. All you need is an online-enabled bank account in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and now also Belgium. You do not need a credit card, nor do you need to register for using the service. More details can be found here.


2009-05-25: Over 1 Billion L$ exchanged!

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 1,000,000,000 Linden dollars.


2009-05-24: Market orders and new commission rates

By popular request, we now support market orders in addition to our existing limit orders.

Market orders are easier to use for beginners, as they are immediately filled and automatically give you the best exchange rate that is available at the moment. In contrast, limit orders give you full control over the exchange rate, but it can take some time until they are fully matched.

Our introductory flat-rate commission for a market order is 50 Linden Dollars, plus 2.5% of the exchanged amount. Our commission for limit orders will be slightly increased on May 31 (from 0.5% - 2.5% before, to 0.78% - 3.9% afterwards), with volume discounts according to this table. For technical reasons, limit orders to BUY real-world courrency for Linden dollars, which have been entered before May 31, will be filled according to the old commission, whereas the new commission will be applied starting May 31 to all orders to SELL real-world currency for Linden dollars, regardless of when they have been entered.


2009-04-15: DIRECTebanking now also available from Dutch bank accounts

As a result of our partnership with Payment Network AG, you can deposit money directly from your bank account into your VirWoX account and have it credited immediately. You can then exchange it to Linden-Dollars and transfer it to your Second Life avatar in an instant. All you need is an online-enabled bank account in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and now also in the Netherlands. You do not need a credit card, nor do you need to register for using the service. More details can be found here.


2009-04-06: Quarterly results for Q1/2009

trading volume

Despite many negative economic news in the real world, we still see no signs of a financial crisis or recession. On the contrary, in our first quarter 2009 we continued to experience solid growth: Compared to Q4/2008, registered users were up 43%, from 5,487 to 7,868. Trading volume grew even faster, from 197 million Linden dollars in Q4/2008 to 314 million Linden dollars in Q1/2009 (+59%). This puts the total number of Linden dollars exchanged to 712 million (about 2 million Euro).

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network are growing constantly. In total, almost 800,000 Linden dollars of commission have already been paid to our partners.


2009-02-05: Over 500,000,000 L$ exchanged

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over half a billion Linden dollars.


2009-02-03: Payments to Moneybookers

It is now possible to withdraw EUR, USD, and GBP to Moneybookers accounts (in addition to PayPal and bank accounts).


2009-01-30: Withdrawal limits removed and other adaptions

Some modifications have been made regarding our limits and fees for deposits and withdrawals:

  • Withdrawal limits have been removed completely. The amount of Linden Dollars you can exchange and withdraw to real-world currency is therefore limited only by the available counter-offers in that market.
  • Most PayPal withdrawals will be performed instantly.
  • Initial deposit limits for PayPal / Moneybookers have been slightly increased.
  • Factors for limit calculation in different currencies have been adapted to the current real-world exchange rates: 1 Euro equals 1.3 USD, 1.5 CHF, and 0.9 GBP.
  • Withdrawal fees to PayPal and bank accounts have been simplified and are now always 1 unit of the currency withdrawn (i.e. 1 EUR, 1 USD, 1 CHF, 1 GBP).


2009-01-03: VirWoX finishes 2008 with strong Q4

trading volume 2008

The end of the year 2008 is also the end of the first year of VirWoX. During the whole year, we have seen a steady increase in the adoption of our service by Second Life residents, and the last quarter (Q4/2008) is no exception. Despite many negative economic news in the real world, we still see no signs of a financial crisis or recession. On the contrary, in our fourth quarter we continued to experience solid growth: Compared to the third quarter, registered users were up 57%, from 3,484 to 5,487. Trading volume grew even faster, from 122 million Linden dollars in Q3 to 197 million Linden dollars in Q4 (+61%). This puts the total number of Linden dollars exchanged in 2008 to 398 million (about 1.5 million US$).

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network are growing constantly. In total, almost 500,000 Linden dollars of commission have already been paid to our partners.


2008-12-09: 5,000 users, 1 million Euro exchanged

Today we passed the milestone of 5,000 registered users, while total trading volume (since the start of our service about one year ago) was 343 million Linden dollars. At the current exchange rate, this is 1 million Euros!


2008-11-22: VirWoX unveils API for access to live market data

With thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of transactions, and over 300 million Linden dollars traded so far, the VirWoX server has proven its stability. We now enter the next phase by opening our Application Programming Interface (API) to third-party developers, who wish to access the VirWoX exchange from their own applications or products, or to build new exciting applications that require access to a virtual currency exchange.

In a first step, we release the "Basic API", which enables simple, read-only access to real-time and historical market data. Later, we will add the "Transactional API", which will give software developers access to the full exchange functionality, including automatic trading.


2008-11-11: VirWoX joins Linden Lab's "International Linden Dollar Marketplace"

VirWoX is now officially listed as "high quality reseller" by Linden Lab at their International Linden Dollar Marketplace. Currently, VirWoX is the only exchange listed there using a secure website.


2008-10-27: Over 250,000,000 L$ exchanged

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 250 million Linden dollars.


2008-10-02: Quarterly results for Q3/2008

At the Virtual World Exchange, there are no signs of a summer slowdown, financial crisis, or recession. On the contrary, in our third quarter we continued to see solid growth: Compared to the second quarter, registered users were up 76%, from 1,976 to 3,484. Trading volume grew even faster, from 65 million Linden dollars in Q2 to 122 million Linden dollars in Q3 (+87%). This puts the total number of Linden dollars exchanged since the start of VirWoX to over 200 million (about 500,000 Euros).

We are very pleased with these results. In particular, the growing volume per user shows that our customers are satisfied with our service and come again and again.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network have doubled from Q2 to Q3!


2008-09-25: Now accepting EUR, GBP and USD via Moneybookers

Using moneybookers.com, you can now fund your VirWoX account with credit cards and local payment options including Maestro, Solo, Carte Bleue, CartaSi, GiroPay, iDEAL, Nordea, and local bank transfers in 30+ countries.


2008-09-22: New feature: downloadable transactions and orders

Especially our power-users will love the new options to filter and download their transactions and orders to Microsoft Excel, CSV, or XML.


2008-08-09: Currency Calculator HUD

Not a math genius? Tired of guessing how many $, £, Euros, or swiss francs a certain L$ price actually is?

This little currency calculator will do the job for you. It is extremely simple to use: just enter the amount in L$ and it will tell you how much it is in "real" money. The conversion rate used by the calculator is based on real, live market data retrieved from VirWoX, so it is always up to date. Get it by touching any in-world VirWoX terminal!


2008-08-01: Faster and cheaper PayPal withdrawals

We now use PayPal's "MassPay API" to process withdrawals to PayPal accounts. This means that usually the withdrawal is processed in a few seconds. It also means that the sender (i.e. we), not the recipient (i.e. you), pays the PayPal fee. For this service, we charge a flat-rate handling fee of only 0.50 EUR (0.80 USD, 0.80 CHF, 0.35 GBP). In most cases (for amounts larger than about 5 EUR) this is cheaper than the standard PayPal fee for receiving money.


2008-07-21: Over 100,000,000 L$ exchanged; started trading L$ in US dollars

Today we reached the important milestone of trading over 100 million Linden dollars in exchange for European currencies. We will expand our service beyond Europe, and now offer the exchange of Linden dollars and US dollars, too.


2008-07-07: New language: Italian

The VirWoX user interface is now also available in italian.


2008-07-02: Strong growth in Q2/2008

In our second quarter of operation, we continued to see strong growth: Compared to the first quarter, registered users were up 151%, from 786 to 1976. Trading volume grew even faster, from 13 million Linden dollars in Q1 to 65 million Linden dollars in Q2 (+391%).

We are very pleased with these results. In particular, the growing volume per user shows that our customers are satisfied with our service and come again and again.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network have surged 265% from Q1 to Q2!


2008-06-27: Additional bank account in Switzerland

To make life easier for our customers from Switzerland, we have opened an additional bank account at Credit Suisse in Zurich. This allows to buy Linden dollars directly for Swiss francs using a cheap domestic bank tranfer.


2008-06-16: euroSLEX becomes VirWoX !

As you have witnessed, euroSLEX has enjoyed a highly successful start of its service, with over 65 million L$ traded so far.

In the future, we will expand the service beyond Europe, and even beyond Second Life. As part of this growth strategy, we will change the name of our service to VirWoX (the "Virtual World Exchange"), and we have registered this name as a trade mark.

For our customers and partners, almost nothing will change. In particular, your login information, discount level, limits, partner key and referrals remain as they are. Also, the company behind the service is still the same, i.e. Virtual World Services GmbH.

The only change you will notice is the new web site at https://www.virwox.com and our new support email address support@virwox.com. The old and new websites and email addresses will run in parallel for some time, then you will be transferred automatically to the new website.

Our partners with Web Ads we kindly ask to change the link in their ads to the new website, as described here.


2008-06-11: New language: Spanish

The VirWoX user interface is now also available in spanish.


2008-06-04: New payment method: Moneybookers

Using moneybookers.com, you can now fund your VirWoX account with credit cards and local payment options including Maestro, Solo, Carte Bleue, CartaSi, GiroPay, iDEAL, Nordea, and local bank transfers in 30+ countries.


2008-06-02: Total trading volume tops 50 million L$

In May 2008, VirWoX continued to ride on a path of strong growth: Registered users increased by 39% to 1650, and trading volume of these users grew at an even faster pace, up from 14.5 million Linden dollars in April 2008 to over 22 million Linden dollars in May (+53%). This puts the total amount traded since the start of VirWoX to over 50 million Lindens.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network have also surged 70% in May!


2008-05-29: PayPal deposit limits increased

The limits for initial PayPal deposits of new customers have been increased to 40 Euros (or the equivalent in other currencies) for the first deposit, and 100 Euros for the first 10 days.


2008-05-10: Configuration of VPN Ad Objects

Here is another minor improvement of the VirWoX Partner Netzwork (VPN): Partners can now set the language and other parameters of their VPN Ad Objects: Just touch them in-world for a configuration menu.


2008-05-02: Solid Growth in April

April 2008 was another month of strong growth for VirWoX: 400 new registrations increased the number of users to 1200 (+50%). Trading volume was up 60% compared to the previous month, from 9 million Linden dollars to 14.5 million Linden dollars. This means that in April more Linden dollars were traded at VirWoX than in the whole period from January to March!


2008-04-23: METAbolt selects VirWoX as default exchange

METAbolt, an open source project to develop a lightweight, non-graphical, cross-grid viewer for virtual worlds, has selected VirWoX as the default virtual currency exchange integrated into the viewer.


2008-04-19: New language: French

The VirWoX user interface is now also available in french. Other languages will follow soon.


2008-04-02: Strong Growth in March

In March 2008, VirWoX continued to ride on a path of strong growth: Registered users doubled to 800, and trading volume of these users grew at an even faster pace, up from 3.5 million Linden dollars in February 2008 to over 9 million Linden dollars in March (+155%). We see the growing volume per user as particularly positive, as it shows that VirWoX customers are satisfied with our service and use it again and again.

Our partners also profit from this positive development, as the referral fees paid through our VirWoX Partner Network have also surged 142% in this month!


2008-03-27: VirWoX Partner Network extends to the Web

As of today, the VirWoX Partner Network exists not only in the Second Life world, but also in the Web: As our partner you get a personal key, which can be used in banners and links to the VirWoX website (e.g. on your own website, your blog, your email signature, etc.). As before, you will receive referral fees based on the commission we receive from customers that have been referred by these links. More information...


2008-03-13: New Payment Method: DirectPay24

As a result of our new partnership with Payment Network AG you can now deposit money directly from your bank account into your VirWoX account and have it credited immediately. You can then exchange it to Linden-Dollars and transfer it to your Second Life avatar in an instant. For the first time, Second Life users can pay for Linden-Dollars using their bank account, without the usual waiting period until the money arrives. All you need is a German or Austrian bank account (other countries will follow). You do not need a credit card, nor do you need to register for using the service. More details can be found here.


2008-03-09: Additional Bank Account in Germany

To make life easier for our many German customers, we have opened an additional bank account at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.


2008-03-02: Strong Growth in February

In our second full month of operation, we see explosive growth compared to the first month: Registered users more than tripled, from 128 in January 2008 to 405 (+216%) in February. Trading volume of these users grew at an even faster pace, up from 650,000 Linden-Dollars to over 3.5 million (+445%) in just one month. Particularly positive is the growing volume per user, which almost doubled, as it shows that after an initial period of skepticism, our customers got used to VirWoX and use our service again and again.

We foresee continued growth in the future. The VirWoX Partner Network enables you to participate in that growth!


2008-02-27: New highs of Euro and Swiss Franc against the Linden-Dollar

Today, the deep fall of the US Dollar against Euro and Swiss Franc resulted in record exchange rates at the VirWoX: The average exchange rate of Euro versus the Linden-Dollar climbed above 400, and the Swiss Franc is worth about 250 Linden-Dollars. Our customers get more (Linden$) for their money...


2008-02-24: New terminals, again

The VirWoX network continues to grow at rapid pace. In the last days we have enabled new terminals in the regions Beaulieu, Caesars Island1, Caesars Island2, Cybertopia, Dresden City, Far Away, Fraeabri, Hillies Dreamland und Mindanao.


2008-02-18: Official start of the VirWoX Partner Network

Now you, too, can participate in the success of VirWoX: By placing our Ad Objects in Second Life, you will receive referral fees based on the commission we receive from customers that have been referred by these objects. And the VirWoX Partner Network is not your average affiliate program: With us, you receive direct and indirect referral fees, full transparency, as well as up-to-date and detailed data for optimising your new source of income. More information...


2008-02-14: New terminals

The VirWoX network continues to grow. In the last days we have enabled new terminals in the regions Berlin City, Jakarta, Rhein Tal, and Seaducer Island.


2008-02-06: Value of Linden-Dollar rises against the Euro

On Tuesday and Wednesday, renewed uncertainty regarding the future of the world economy led to a sharp drop in the world stock markets. At the same time, the Euro fell against the US Dollar, and also against the Linden-Dollar, which is de facto tied to the US dollar.

This is good news, however, for owners of Linden-Dollars: You now get 1 Euro for only about 390 Linden-Dollars, which may be a good opportunity to "cash in" and convert your Lindens to Euro. At VirWoX, we offer a fast and convenient exchange from the Linden-Dollar directly to European currencies, with payouts directly to your bank account or PayPal account.


2008-01-28: VirWoX extends RISK API for maximum security

Our customers' trust in the security of their transactions is our top priority. To protect us and our customers from buying fraudulently obtained Linden Dollars, we use Linden Lab's RISK API. However, this is only a partial solution and therefore we extended it with own technology.

In addition, VirWoX uses industry standards such as encrypted storage of passwords, a website protected by 128-bit SLL encryption, and also the communication of our in-world terminals with the server in encrypted. Talking about in-world terminals: Please remember that our terminals uniquely prove to you that they are genuine VirWoX terminals by telling your username and your freely chosen secret number.

We are dedicated to continued development of innovative technology that guarantee the security and trust of our customers.


2008-01-21: VirWoX is main sponsor of the "European Hockey League"

On the 1st of February 2008, Second Life's "European Hockey League" (EHL) will start its first season. 6 multi-national teams will compete for the "VirWoX Cup", which is worth 100.000 L$ of prize money. The EHL games will take place Fridays and Saturdays in the Frankfurt Ice Hockey Stadium.


2008-01-19: PayPal deposit limits increased

The limits for initial PayPal deposits of new customers have been increased to 25 Euros (or the equivalent in other currencies) for the first deposit, and 50 Euros for the first week.


2008-01-14: Euro reaches All-Time-High of over 400 Linden Dollars per Euro

Today, the continued weakness of the US dollar versus the Euro helped push the Euro higher versus the Linden Dollar as well: At 12 noon, the mid-price (i.e. the average of bid and ask prices) of the EUR/SLL cross on the VirWoX pushed through resistance at 400 and reached 403.4. This is the highest level since VirWoX opened in December last year. The Swiss Franc also reached a new high at 248 Linden Dollars.


2008-01-10: VirWoX partners with SL-Toolbar

Second Life users can download and install a free browser toolbar from SL-ToolBar.eu, which provides easy access to a wealth of information regarding Second Life. 6,000 users have downloaded the toolbar so far.

As of today, a simple click on the $ symbol in that toolbar leads users directly to VirWoX for the simple exchange of Linden$ with Euro and other currencies.


2007-12-27: Welcome to VirWoX!

The European Second Life Electronic Exchange goes live, offering:

  • Direct exchange of Linden dollars versus Euro, Swiss Franc, British Pound
  • Best prices
  • Automatic exchange means low commissions
  • Direct bank transfers
  • Security

And best of all, we now offer a welcome bonus of up to 800 Linden$ for you and your friends if you sign up quickly!

More information on this service can be found on the "About VirWoX" page.


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