The prominent online and land-based gambling news website at CalvinAyre.com has reportedly shut down following almost twelve years in business as its billionaire owner continues shifting his focus to the nascent cryptocurrency and Bitcoin marketplaces.
According to multiple sources, the site was launched by Calvin Ayre of Bodog Entertainment fame in 2009 as a way for the Canadian entrepreneur to publish pieces that were a little less deferential to some of the industry’s biggest corporate players. The Saskatchewan-born pioneer also felt that his service could serve as a more authentic source for readers eager to receive news on the latest trends and opportunities being offered by the ever-growing iGaming sector.
However, the 59-year-old magnate released a statement yesterday where he informed CalvinAyre.com readers that the domain was ceasing operations due to his desire to refocus on the Bitcoin SV cryptocurrency innovation from Australian computer scientist and businessman Craig Wright. This latter figure has long claimed to be the actual originator of the original Bitcoin innovation in 2008 and is currently involved in multiple legal actions as part of a campaign to regain some $3.5 billion in allegedly stolen cryptocurrency funds.
PokerNews.com reported that Ayre was part of a consortium that invested approximately $30 million in Wright’s endeavors in May of 2016 some 15 months before acquiring the cryptocurrency news website at CoinGeek.com and throwing all of his considerable personal influence into promoting the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The source explained that this domain is now subsequently thought to be the world’s largest Bitcoin SV miner not least because of its owner’s substantial public support and promotion of the innovation as the future of cryptocurrency.
For its part and SBC News reported that the closure of CalvinAyre.com means that the site’s Editor-in-Chief, Bill Beatty, as well as its team of experienced journalists and contributors including the likes of Erik Gibbs, Rafi Farber, Derek Tonin, Daniel Gardner and Paul Seaton are now out of work. However, this source pronounced that lead industry reporter Rebecca Liggero is to move to CoinGeek.com so as to provide her unique insights on a plethora of crypto-related business developments.
Ayre himself proclaimed that readers will still be able to access archived articles via the now-mothballed CalvinAye.com although he advised anyone looking to take advantage of ‘the endless possibilities’ of Bitcoin SV to check out CoinGeek.com and join him on his ‘next great adventure.’
Read a statement from Ayre…
“I didn’t invent online gambling but I saw its potential early enough to help shape the industry in ways that allowed it to emerge from the shadows into the mainstream. My support for Wright’s vision is intended to realize a similar Cambrian explosion of innovation that will leave this world a better place than I found it.”