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OIJ directs 11 raids in Costa Rica and Spain to locate the owner of missing ‘sportsbook’ owner

The short arm of Costa Rica's Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) extended to Zaragoza, Spain this Friday in the arrest of three people linked to the kidnapping of the American businessman William Sean Creighton, owner of a sportsbook in Costa Rica, who went missing...

How Costa Rica is Quietly Building a Case for Cryptocurrency Development

In recent months, the hype surrounding cryptocurrency and Bitcoin has exploded on a global scale, with mainstream media trickling information into the mass market and creating a culture of FOMO (fear of missing out). This FOMO is pushing companies to jump on the hype train...

A Brazilian Politician Is Trying to Ban Bitcoin

You’ve probably heard and read about all the massive gains Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had this year, and where there are money and freedom going on, politicians will soon be hot on the trail to tax it to death. It’s no different in Brazil. Bitcoin...

Why Cryptocurrency Naysayers Are on the Wrong Side of History

By Justin Faber. On March 10, 1876, a new invention sent an invisible electrical signal through a pair of copper wires. On the other end of those wires, the signal was converted to sound waves and Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant heard the now-famous words:...

Are Cryptocurrencies the Future for Holidaymakers?

Bitcoin and various other digital currencies are not only being purchased as investment assets, they are also being used to help individuals travel around the world. Unlike fiat currencies, which are dished out by central banks and influenced by national and regional economies, cryptocurrencies are...

Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in Costa Rica. Felipe Kirsch, representative of the Brazilian UV.Line franchise in Costa Rica, explained that it is the first company in Latin America to produce sunscreen and the first in our...

Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

According to a statement by the Financial Superintendence, Bitcoin is considered a high-risk currency. And in Colombia, the peso is the only legal tender by which a person can be paid. (Twitter) TODAY COLOMBIA – In recent months, Colombia has experienced a growing interest in...

What Is Ransomware and How To Protect Your Files From It

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on the answers to these questions....

Can blockchain, a swiftly evolving technology, be controlled?

(Q24N) The headlong pace of technological change produces giant leaps forward in knowledge, innovation, new possibilities and, almost inevitably, legal problems. That’s now the case with blockchain, today’s buzziest new tech tool. Introduced in 2008 as the technology underpinning Bitcoin, a digital currency that...

Now That Bitcoins Are Worth More Than Their Weight in Gold, Is It Time For Central Banks To Make Their Own?

(Q24N) The history of gold trading can be traced back hundreds of years while bitcoin, a digital currency that uses encryption and works independently of central banks, has been around for less than ten. But the cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as...

Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners

Two isolated incidents involving fraud and bitcoin mining have caused problems for the bitcoin community in Venezuela.TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan authorities detained four men suspected of bitcoin mining, forcing the country’s main exchange platform to temporarily shut down operations and lose its bank account. On Friday, February...

Costa Rica Based Liberty Reserve Owner Sentenced To 20 Years Prison In U.S.

QCOSTARICA - The co-founder and owner of Costa Rica based Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced Friday in New York, to 20 years in prison. Budovsky's Liberty Reserve operated an alternative digital currency that allegedly laundered billions of dollars for cyber criminals around the world...

Family Paid us$20.000 For Ryan’s Release

QCOSTARICA - The family Ryan Piercy, gone missing a month ago, paid out US$20.000 for his release, although the initial demand had been US$500.000 ransom. The money was deposited in an offshore account and not in Bitcoin, as had previously been asked by the captors. The...

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