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PayPal/Skrill Transaction Limits

Account Level: 0 per 24 hours per 30 days
90 EUR
99 USD
99 CHF
67 GBP
270 EUR
297 USD
297 CHF
202 GBP
Withdraw Currently there are no limits for withdrawals.


Current Rates

Bid Ask
EUR/SLL 287.7 296.7
USD/SLL 254.1 261.6
GBP/SLL 372.1 386.2
CHF/SLL 240.4 272.5
EUR/ACD 1250.1 1620.0
USD/ACD 1100.1 1496.6
SLL/ACD 4.738 5.877
SLL/OMC 0.991 1.024
EUR/OMC 284.0 292.0
USD/OMC 254.0 258.9
BTC/SLL 177132 177222
EUR/MVC 274.0 286.0


The Open Metaverse Currency (OMC) is a virtual currency. Its currency unit is the Open Metaverse Cent (OM¢). It is used to buy or sell virtual goods or services in virtual environments (worlds).

Unlike other virtual currencies it is accepted in a number of such worlds, not just one. Specifically, it is compatible with the OpenSim HyperGrid. This means you can go shopping with your avatar in any of the OMC-enabled grids, and pay in a single virtual currency from a single account. And if you run a business in one of those grids, you can receive OMC from users all around the hypergrid.

Payments made in OMC are free of charge for both the sender and the recipient.


Your virtual money is not really transferred between the OpenSim servers (which should not be considered a safe environment). Instead, it is kept securely in your VirWoX account, and every payment made in the virtual environment has to be authorized on our secure website with your username and password. Please be careful to choose a strong password and make sure that you enter it only on the VirWoX website!

The website also offers detailed reporting of payments sent and received. If you use multiple identities (avatars), you will need separate VirWoX accounts for them, but it is easy (and free) tosend OMC from one account to another.

Exchange to other currencies

OMC can be bought or sold for real-world currencies such as EUR and USD. It is also possible to directly exchange Second Life Lindens (SLL) for OMC and vice versa.


The VirWoX server has been built using a modern service-oriented architecture, in order to achieve a high degree of scalability and reliablilty. In fact, it has been running 24/7 since 2008 and processing millions of transactions without a glitch.

As an additional benefit of this modular architecture, we can now open our internal interfaces to third-party developers who wish to access the VirWoX server from their own applications or products, or to build new exciting applications that require programmatic access to a virtual currency exchange. VirWoX is the first and only exchange for virtual currencies with an open programming interface.

We offer three APIs (Application Programming Interfaces): The Basic API for simple, anonymous, and read-only access, the Trading API for automatic trading on the exchange, and the more MicroPayment API for accepting payments (see below).

Basic API

The Basic API offers read-only access to real-time and historical market data. Typical applications include:

  • display of current exchange rates on Web pages (e.g. widgets) or in-world
  • currency calculators (Web or in-world) using up-to-date exchange rates
  • integration of current exchange rates with in-world items such as vendors or rental boxes
  • advanced graphs of historical price and volume
  • an alert service that sends an alarm message when a specified exchange rate is reached

Access to the Basic API is anonymous and does not require a VirWoX account.

The API documentation is available at (English).

Trading API

The Trading API gives developers access to the exchange functionality and the market liquidity offered by VirWoX. It also includes the methods of the Basic API. The main applications of the Trading API are:

  • Automatic trading on the VirWoX exchange (“trading bots”).
  • Integration of virtual currency exchange functionality into other services.
  • Alternative user interfaces for the VirWoX exchange.

For using the Trading API you will need a VirWoX account, and an application key.

The API documentation is available at (English).


How to Exchange:

How do I buy OM¢?

In order to buy OM¢ for real-world money (EUR, USD), please follow these steps:

  1. Deposit the real-world money from a credit card, PayPal, paysafecard, Skrill, or SOFORTbanking on the Deposit page.
  2. Place an order to SELL the real-world currency for your OM¢ at the corresponding “Exchange” page (e.g. Exchange USD/OMC for USD,Exchange EUR/OMC for EUR). See also “How to Exchange” for more information on how the exchange works.

What is the difference between market orders and limit orders?

Market orders are easier to use for beginners, as they are immediately filled and automatically give you the best exchange rate that is available at the moment. In contrast, limit orders give you full control over the exchange rate, but it can take some time until they are fully matched.

Why is my limit order only partially filled?

With limit orders, you will never get an exchange rate that is worse than what you specified. Because of this, it may sometimes take some time until an order is fully matched with counter-offers. In this case, you will get a message indicating that your offer has been partially filled.

You may either wait until the order is fully matched, or cancel the remainder of the order (by clicking on the X symbol on the Order Status page), and place a new order at a different price.

For an indication of how many counter offers exist at a given exchange rate, you can look at the “Current Market Depth” displayed on the Exchange page when placing an order.

Transferring Money:

What is the “manual step” required to process some withdrawals, and how long does it take?

Withdrawals to bank accounts are usually processed on the morning of the next business day. While most withdrawals to PayPal, Skrill, and Bitcoin accounts are processed instantly, we manually check some of them for security reasons (for example of new accounts). They will be processed within 48 hours. In any case, you will receive an email confirmation when the withdrawal has been processed. Note: For security reasons, the first withdrawal of bitcoins will always be delayed by 48 hours.

Why do I get an error when depositing money through PayPal?

The error message “A technical problem has occurred and your payment could not be processed.” is the result of a very general error code we receive from PayPal. The reason may be that something is wrong with the card you used for payment.

How can I deposit money with PayPal Mass Payments?

Using Mass Payments you can reduce PayPal fees, in particular for large transfers: You pay at most 1 USD to PayPal, instead of the usual 3.4%. However, Mass Payments can be made only from Business and Premier PayPal accounts, not from Personal accounts. Also, you can only pay from an existing balance on your PayPal account (not from credit or debit card), and the procedure is somewhat more complicated than the standard payment through our website:

To send a Mass Payment, log into your PayPal account, then click the “Mass Pay” link at the bottom of any page, and then click “Make a Mass Payment!” link at the left. Create a text file on your computer with the contents: 100.00 USD

The spaces between the items are tabs. Of course, you can specify other amounts and currencies (EUR, CHF, GBP). Save the file, then choose it for the file attachment on the Mass Payment page. Select “Email Address” as the Recipient Type, enter your VirWoX username in the “Email Subject” field, and your SL avatar name in the “Message to recipient” field. This will enable us to credit the payment to your VirWoX account.

Will the bank charge me fees for my withdrawal to a bank account?

Within the EU, we can send payments in Euro without banking fees.

For other currencies, and to non-EU countries, our bank charges us fees that we have to deduct from your withdrawal. These fees are 15 Euro for transfers up to 5.000 Euro, above that the fee is 30 Euro up to 10.000 Euro transfer amount. Transfers in USD cost 25 EUR (about 30 USD). It therefore only makes sense to transfer large amounts by bank. For small amounts, it may be cheaper to transfer to PayPal or Skrill, followed then a local bank transfer from there.

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