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Costa Rica’s Crypto Cantina

BlockchainCR is excited to announce the launch of Costa Rica’s Crypto Cantina, a recurring after office happy hour event happening every Thursday from 6–7pm at the Central Pub in Paseo Colón, starting on September 27th, 2018. It aims to bring together the people excited about...

Venezuela’s Maduro Says He Bought School Supplies, Goods Worth $200 Million Using The Petro

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that his government made international purchases of school supplies and raw materials worth US$200 million with the petro cryptocurrency, banned by the United States and declared illegal by the opposition-led Venezuelan Congress. Maduro, at a business...

Colombian Narco cryptocurrency laundering network busted in Spain

Spain said Monday it has shut down a complex cryptocurrency network that used digital currency to pay for shipments of cocaine from Colombia to Europe. “Operation White Tulip”, which was coordinated by Europol and involved the Spanish Civil Guard and the Customs Service of the...

Venezuela Regards New US Sanctions as Crime Against Humanity

Venezuela condemned new US sanctions introduced against Caracas calling them crime against humanity, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. US President Donald Trump Bans US Transactions With Venezuela’s Digital Currency On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to prevent US citizens from using...

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:...

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...

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....

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...

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