Gaming Skin Trading: A $50 billion industry ripe for blockchain disruption

What you just saw was a “skin,” a customization to the way a particular virtual weapon in the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can look like. This particular version, the Souvenir AWP | Dragon Lore, warranted a mind-boggling $35,000 price tag. Just like a tangible collector’s item, the rarity of the skin itself gives it a high ‘float value’ and an even higher price tag. But how did we get here?

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