Cryptocurrency

An interview with Calvin Ayre: The man behind the scenes of the Bitcoin Cash debate

Quick Take

  • Calvin Ayre built an online gambling empire in the early 2000’s. It grew to have 16 million customers and made him a billionaire
  • Ayre runs the largest bitcoin cash mining pool, CoinGeek, that controlled nearly 42% of the crypto’s hash rate in the last 24 hours

Calvin Ayre built the online gambling empire Bodog in the early 2000’s, which eventually had 16 million customers and made him a billionaire. Shortly after the U.S. enacted legislation regulating online gambling in 2006, several high-profile online gambling executives were arrested. But Bodog, still headed by Ayre, was virtually untouchable because it had no presence in the U.S.