First Meta gives Second Life some credit

Not content to let bank runs and and stock exchange breaches be the only financial crises to hit Second Life, financial service First Meta is introducing a virtual credit card. Offered in gold and standard varieties, the MetaCard will be integrated directly into Second Life's interface, allowing gold cardholders to charge up to 10,000 Lindens a month — a whopping $37. There are only 76 stores currently accepting the MetaCard, but if you can't charge it, you can always take out a cash advance. It's only a matter of time until someone sets up a Linden debt-consolidation shop.