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委内瑞拉的货币已经不如魔兽的金币值钱了

Chris Morris 2017年08月03日

玻利瓦尔的黑市价值下滑严重,已经比那款大型多人网络游戏的金价还低了。

委内瑞拉现实世界的货币——玻利瓦尔——的价格,已经比不上《魔兽世界》里虚构的艾泽拉斯大陆的虚拟金币了。

至少,从玻利瓦尔黑市上的价格来看是这样,这是在该国内兑换玻利瓦尔最流行的方式之一。

自称委内瑞拉公民的Twitter用户“Kaleb”是第一个在本月早些时候用这种方式阐述该国货币危机的人,他说,玻利瓦尔的黑市价值(与政府设定的官方兑换率有明显差别)下滑严重,已经比那款大型多人网络游戏的金价还低了。

《魔兽世界》的金币比委内瑞拉的玻利瓦尔更贵,这种情况又一次出现了。

黑市价:1美元=8493.97玻利瓦尔

《魔兽世界》金价:1美元≈8385金

之后,情况并没有好转。追踪玻利瓦尔黑市兑换价的Dolar Today表示,如今1美元可以换到12,197个玻利瓦尔。

《魔兽世界》的点卡是官方游戏货币,可以用于延长点卡时间,或购买游戏内的物品。每张点卡的售价为20美元的真实货币,玩家也可以用游戏内波动的金币购买。一项追踪服务显示,点卡(本周二早)在游戏里的售价为129,631金。也就是说1美元相当于6,482金。

这意味着什么?《魔兽世界》的虚拟金币价值几乎相当于玻利瓦尔的两倍。

当然,这也说明你没有遵守政府规定的官方兑换率——1美元=10玻利瓦尔,不过这是当地人试图避免的(尽管利用黑市兑换货币可能带来六年的牢狱之灾)。

随着委内瑞拉疯狂通胀,玻利瓦尔的价值也迅速下跌。去年11月,在一个月内,该货币的价值就缩水了60%。(财富中文网) 

译者:严匡正

Venezuela's real world currency - the bolivar - is worth less than fake gold in Azeroth, the mythical setting of World of Warcraft.

At least, that's the case if you judge the black market value of the bolivar, one of the most popular ways to change money in the country.

"Kaleb," a Twitter user who claims to be a Venezuelan citizen, was the first to note the state of the country's currency crisis earlier this month, saying the black market value of the bolivar (which is notably different than the official exchange rate set by the government) had fallen below that of the massively multiplayer game's in-game gold.

It happened again, WoW gold is worth more than the Venezuelan Bolivar.

Black Market: Bs.F 8493.97 per USD

WoW Token: ~8385g per USD. pic.twitter.com/Il7TVqYNsH

- Kaleb (@KalebPrime) July 14, 2017

Things haven't improved since then. Dolar Today, which tracks the black market rate of the bolivar, says the currency has since slipped to 12,197 per dollar.

Compare that to the price of WoW tokens, official in-game credits that can be used to extend a player's play time or buy in-game items. Tokens can be bought with either $20 real world cash or sold for a fluctuating amount of in-game gold. One tracking service lists the current gold price of a token as 129,631 pieces (as of Tuesday morning). That works out to about 6,482 gold pieces per dollar.

Translation? World of Warcraft virtual gold is worth just under twice as much as the bolivar.

Of course, that's assuming you don't go by the government's official exchange rate - which is about 10 bolivar to one U.S. dollar, something locals try to avoid (even though using the black market to exchange money can carry a six-year jail sentence).

The value of the bolivar has plunged in value amid skyrocketing inflation in Venezuela. Last November, the currency lost 60% of its value against the dollar in a single month.

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