Second Life is a 3D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. From the moment you enter the world you will discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences, and opportunity. Once you have explored a bit, perhaps you will find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business. You will also be surrounded by the creations of your fellow residents. Because residents retain the rights to their digital creations, they can buy, sell, and trade with other residents. The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden Dollar exchanges.