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Monday, August 2, 2021

Seems the Bitcoin founder can run, and hide

Media efforts to identify Satoshi Nakamoto highlight two major problems with the bitcoin market: It's too easily manipulated and too vulnerable to the nation-states it was meant to transcend.

US federal agents stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin during infamous ‘Silk Road’ probe

The U.S. Department of Justice said Carl Mark Force and Shaun Bridges kept a large amount of the Bitcoin from undercover transactions made as part of efforts in 2013 to find evidence against Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht, or "Dread Pirate Roberts."

Expedia is accepting bitcoin for hotel stays

Yet another company has decided to take bitcoin. Expedia, the travel-booking company based in Bellevue, Washington, says that customers will now be able to spend their hard-earned cryptocurrency on hotel stays.

Bitcoin exchange chief charged in scheme to sell virtual currency to drug traffickers

Charlie Shrem, who became a tycoon at 24 in the virtual currency Bitcoin, was arrested Monday and charged with money laundering in connection with a scheme to sell more than $1 million in bitcoins to people trafficking drugs on the Silk Road website.

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Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations

Planning your 2021 travel? Consider Costa Rica, Bloomberg says.

Meet the Crew: Good Day Sportfishing

Good Day Sportfishing, Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica Meet the crew of GOOD DAY, owner/mate Benn Gilmour, and Captain Manuel

‘Recovering together’ is primary 2021 goal for Costa Rica Tourism Board

Costa Rica's values give it a considerable advantage on the road to recovery compared to other destinations, the Tourism Minister says.