Horn purchases a lot of his gold via intermediaries, who purchase gold in large quantities from gold producers and then sell it to websites such as El Dorado or Sythe. Horn estimates that he's spent between 4,000 and 5,000 euros fueling his belief that at one moment was gambling addiction.
The moment players like Corne and Mobley have returned in RuneScape with the appetites and wallets of adulthood, the game's black market grew. Players still reported the existence of Chinese gold-miners, but there were others profiting off RuneScape's revival: Venezuelans like Marinez.
On March 12 20th, 2020 Marinez decided to enroll into a police academy Caracas the capital city of Venezuela and pursue an employment in law enforcement. The next day, the Venezuelan government released its initial two cases of COVID-19.
Then, it shut down all schools, closed the border between Venezuela and its neighbors, and placed six states and Caracas in quarantine. Marinez was stuck in transit and then hunkered down at his uncle's home in a city fifty miles from the capital.