A Kickstarter for a world to be built in Entropia Universe:
Planet Postmoderna will be built within the existing structure of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) Entropia Universe
Alan and his team are looking to raise $200,000 for their initial phase and have a projected launch date of 12-18 months after successful funding.
What is particularly interesting to me is that while Kickstarter contributions are "donations" which can come with rewards, this project might be considered right on that edge of investment with equity (the virtual real estate / land plots). Very interesting.
While there have been several trades (and requests to trade) between BTC and PED (which trade $10 PED per $1 USD in-site), there are no plans, apparently, for that conversion to be handled by the site itself. Here was a conversation on that: [Update: oh hey, ... that was you, melman, that asked them. Great to see that!]
Incidentally, you might try PM'g forum members who previously expressed interest in trading between PED and bitcoins: