Linden Lab announced on 15th June 2015 that the Linden Dollar (L$) Authorised Reseller programme will be closing down on 1st August 2015 after 2+ years of operations. LindeX will be the only authorized place to purchase L$ from 1st August 2015 apparently.
In the blog post it mentions that the pilot program was introduced back in 2013 and since then the lab have expanded the payment options for the Second Life community. The lab mentions that “Today, you can easily purchase L$ in more countries than ever before, using a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill, which supports a wide range of payment methods”. This will effect you if you have been buying Linden Dollars from companies other than Linden Lab.
More details can be found in the blog post, see below!
In 2013, we introduced a pilot program for Authorized Linden Dollar (L$) Resellers. This pilot program was designed to give Second Life Residents additional options for purchasing Linden Dollars, particularly for those based outside the US.
Since then, we have expanded the payment options for Second Life users, and today, you can easily purchase L$ in more countries than ever before, using a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill, which supports a wide range of payment methods. We’ve found that these options support the vast majority of Second Life users, and we have therefore made the business decision to close the Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller pilot program.
We are contacting program participants directly to detail the next steps for them, and they will have approximately six weeks to sell off their L$ inventory.
As of August 1, 2015, the Authorized L$ Reseller pilot program will be closed, and the LindeX will be the only authorized place to purchase L$.
What do you think of this closure announcement ?