Gambling tycoon builds $100m bitcoin-funded Antiguan resort

‘His excellency’ Calvin Ayre says project will be entirely funded from digital currency profits

Calvin Ayre, a gambling and bitcoin multi-millionaire who was once on the run from the US authorities, is building a $100m five-star resort on Antigua funded by profits from digital currencies.

Canadian-born Ayre, who has been appointed Antigua and Barbuda’s special economic envoy, said he had begun work on the upmarket tourist resort on Antigua’s Valley Church beach.

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Sony Xperia L2 review: no, no, no!

At CES in Las Vegas in early January, Sony unveiled its Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 mid-range and low-end devices to the world. Today, I will focus on the latter with a full review!

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Elon Musk’s dream ideas

From superfast trains to colonising Mars – a selection of Elon Musk’s extraordinary ideas

Musk’s SpaceX enterprise was founded with the intention of making space travel affordable. By extension, Musk has stated that he hopes human beings will one day become a “multi-planetary species”. At the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide last September, Musk said he hopes to send cargo ships to the Red Planet within the next five years, with humans settling by 2024.

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Temple Cycles Adventure review: ‘Perfect for hill passes, pints and pasties’ | Martin Love

Whatever two-wheel adventures you are planning, this classy take on the all-round gravel bike will make the ideal companion

Temple Cycles Adventure Disc
Price £1,595, templecycles.co.uk
Frame Reynolds steel
Gears Shimano 105
Saddle Brooks
Brakes TRP Spyre

If you’ve cycled in the West Country, you’ll know it’s all about hills, hills, more hills and then, always, a flagstoned pub with a pint waiting for you at the end of a long day’s ride. It’s pain followed by pleasure. Chuck in a cheese and onion pasty and you’ve got the full “proper job”.

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