Making Panama Bitcoin-Compatible Is A Significant Undertaking


With the formal adoption of Bitcoin in El Salvador serving as a model, Panama is considering a quick follow-up in what might be the start of a worldwide trend. The post Making Panama Bitcoin-Compatible Is A Significant Undertaking appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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From Coffee to Computers, Trade Ties Between Texas and Panama are Strong


The Texas and Panama story continues to evolve, said Juan B. president of the Panama Council. “It’s It’s a new era of trade, investment, and cooperation,” Sosa said during the Panama-Texas Business Summit on Monday at the Hotel Marriott Downtown.

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The Panama Papers and WordPress Security

Duct Tape Marketing

The Panama Papers and WordPress Security written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The resulting data leak, dubbed by the press as the “Panama Papers,” was the largest in history, and contained evidence of tax evasion by countless public officials and figures worldwide. The Panama Papers. The Panama Papers are just the latest and largest in an increasingly common trend of high-profile data leaks. online marketing hacking Panama Papers security WordPress

In the heart of the Panamanian jungle, a startup village grows

The Next Web

At the end of 2013, more than 100 entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, and yogis flew into Panama City’s chaotic metropolis, seeking an adventure, and a fun way to celebrate the New Year. After four days in the jungle, the group traveled back to Panama City to ring in the New Year. Hotsko and two of Panama’s most celebrated artists, Thomson Moore and Anne Dillon.

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Uncharted Waters: How To Draw Entrepreneurial Inspiration From Captain Cook


You and I know that neither passage existed at the time — the Panama Canal was built long after Cook’s time — but this exercise in futility doesn’t take away from his greatness. by David Disiere , founder and CEO of QEO Insurance Group. As an entrepreneur, your odds of keeping an “open for business” sign aloft are not stellar. Only one-third of startups are able to stay in business for a decade, according to statistics from the Small Business Administration.

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The Northwest Passage – A New Reality for Logistics

The Startup Magazine

The allure of this new passage is not only the fact that it can shorten voyages from Asia to America and Europe, but it also allows supertankers which are too big to go through the Panama Canal to be used. The Northwest Passage is located in northern Canada. It used to be frozen year round, making marine navigation impossible, but due to global warming, this region is beginning to melt.

32 Business and Life Lessons: What I Learned Running Companies on 4 Different Continents


I decided to use the opportunity and bought a one-way ticket to Panama – I wanted to learn Spanish. I had received my first salary, moved into a colonial house in Panama City Casco Viejo district next to the Pacific Ocean. The real estate and tourism in Panama were booming. I was the very first internet marketing and SEO company in Panama. You see, Panama is a tropical paradise (look at the image above).

Hey White Guys, You’re Invited!

Austin Startup

Even Rubén Blades was there, an expert in the bias-laden trifecta industries of music, cinema and politics (Blades ran for President of Panama in 1994).

Balloon Wars

Steve Blank

These balloons were secretly launched from Brazil and the Panama Canal Zone, and from air force bases in the U.S. In the 1950’s the U.S. Military and the CIA enlisted balloons (some as tall as a 40-story building) as weapons systems targeting the Soviet Union. Throughout the decade they launched a series of Top Secret/ codeword balloon projects and thousands of balloons, to gather intelligence about the Soviet Union.

Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2012

VC Cafe

based in Lima, Peru, owns power stations producing 3,000 megawatts in seven countries: Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.

What a Microsoft Yahoo deal would mean for startups (continued)


One, when Microsoft finally integrates its 3 or more advertising platforms with Aquantive, adcenter, and Panama, they may just be able to offer startups a decent or even better alternative to using Google Adsense to monetize their inventory. What a great move by Microsoft! This has been floating around for awhile and the last time I wrote about it was in May of 2007. Anyway, I thought I bought at the bottom for Yahoo months ago in which case it fell another 25% from there.

Leveraging your social networks for crowdfunding success [Guest post by RocketHub]

VC Cafe

What I find most exciting about a platform such as RocketHub is the variety of projects, from a one-man-band in New York to social entrepreneurs in Panama. Guest post by Alon Hillel Tuch. Crowdfunding is a new way to gather support for creative projects and entrepreneurial endeavors. With the advent of modern social networking (and sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), we are more connected to our extended network of friends and supporters than ever before.

Startups: It’s not Thelma & Louise

Austin Startup

There was also that gutsy couple of years I decided to sail to Panama.) Last Friday, June 21st I sent the following message out to our community of users, colleagues, friends and supporters. Many people have reached out sharing knowing and kind words about our journey and choice to wind down our venture, as well as their appreciation for my choice to pull back the curtain on what is statistically a common road for many founders. Several folks asked that I share our story here.

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12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

We lived in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, and Colombia. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build something very special, and we’ll take notice.