I stumbled across a startup online: Geopieces
They let you own a piece of the world virtually on their site.
The Pieces are bought and sold via real currency and gain value as the user base grows.
Privat Territories / Virtual Property on the map
The whole map is split into squares 30m x 30m big, the so called Geopieces, which can be bought by the User.
Your Territory allows you to create special content on it that will be prominently displayed to any user crossing into your Geopiece and is always ranked on the top of the website´s newsfeed when users look up your region.
They Geopieces act like local billboards that can be sold and traded for a price set by the user.
A real world stock exchange will later allow you to earn real money and rent from your property.
Currently they have about 1200 Geopieces sold and it seems to grow quite quickly (out for 4 weeks)
Do you think that it is a good idea?