• Facebook has Facebook credits that allows developer to receive payments through their apps.
  • Google is about to release an Android currency that will allow developers to receive payment through their apps.
  • Apple has iTunes, which is a payment platform for digital content.

So, this means there is a new opportunity.

Someone needs to create a virtual currency exchange of all the major app/social network currencies.
Speculators can then bet on future value of those currencies, based on app download activity, scarcity, and other currency trading activity…

Prediction: a new financial instruments industry is about to emerge. Goldman Sachs (with its new Facebook deal) is nicely poised, along with Google Ventures, as far as the private equity companies go.

What do you think?