The simExchange launched recently which claims to be a stock market for gamers and people interested in gaming. Following the same concept as BullPoo and BlogShares (the two that I know of), it’s a place where members can buy and sell shares in gaming consoles and games.
When a game releases into the market, it has its “IPO,” and the community can comment and rate digg-style on games and consoles, which are really what cause the shares to rise and fall. Additionally, what I like about the simExchange is that it’s very specific and focus on gamers. It’s not just a place for gamers to have fun, they can interact with the community as well as keep up with as much as they can.
In particular, what interests me about the concept is that this can be tried in virtually any field or sector and produce the same amount of excitement for that set of passionate people. I can imagine, for example, a “BullPoo for Sports” or a “BullPoo for Music,” and it’ll be just as exciting for that set of people as the share market is to investors.