The outstanding on-line and land-based playing information web site at CalvinAyre.com has reportedly shut down following nearly twelve years in enterprise as its billionaire proprietor continues shifting his focus to the nascent cryptocurrency and Bitcoin marketplaces.
In keeping with a number of sources, the positioning was launched by Calvin Ayre of Bodog Leisure fame in 2009 as a approach for the Canadian entrepreneur to publish items that have been rather less deferential to among the trade’s largest company gamers. The Saskatchewan-born pioneer additionally felt that his service might function a extra genuine supply for readers desperate to obtain information on the most recent developments and alternatives being supplied by the ever-growing iGaming sector.
Nonetheless, the 59-year-old magnate launched a press release yesterday the place he knowledgeable CalvinAyre.com readers that the area was ceasing operations on account of his need to refocus on the Bitcoin SV cryptocurrency innovation from Australian pc scientist and businessman Craig Wright. This latter determine has lengthy claimed to be the precise originator of the unique Bitcoin innovation in 2008 and is at present concerned in a number of authorized actions as a part of a marketing campaign to regain some $3.5 billion in allegedly stolen cryptocurrency funds.
PokerNews.com reported that Ayre was a part of a consortium that invested roughly $30 million in Wright’s endeavors in Might of 2016 some 15 months earlier than buying the cryptocurrency information web site at CoinGeek.com and throwing all of his appreciable private affect into selling the Bitcoin Money blockchain. The supply defined that this area is now subsequently regarded as the world’s largest Bitcoin SV miner not least due to its proprietor’s substantial public help and promotion of the innovation as the way forward for cryptocurrency.
For its half and SBC Information reported that the closure of CalvinAyre.com signifies that the positioning’s Editor-in-Chief, Invoice Beatty, in addition to its staff of skilled journalists and contributors together with the likes of Erik Gibbs, Rafi Farber, Derek Tonin, Daniel Gardner and Paul Seaton at the moment are out of labor. Nonetheless, this supply pronounced that lead trade reporter Rebecca Liggero is to maneuver to CoinGeek.com in order to supply her distinctive insights on a plethora of crypto-related enterprise developments.
Ayre himself proclaimed that readers will nonetheless have the ability to entry archived articles by way of the now-mothballed CalvinAye.com though he suggested anybody seeking to benefit from ‘the infinite potentialities’ of Bitcoin SV to take a look at CoinGeek.com and be part of him on his ‘subsequent nice journey.’
Learn a press release from Ayre…
“I didn’t invent on-line playing however I noticed its potential early sufficient to assist form the trade in ways in which allowed it to emerge from the shadows into the mainstream. My help for Wright’s imaginative and prescient is meant to comprehend an analogous Cambrian explosion of innovation that can go away this world a greater place than I discovered it.”