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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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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As Peter Thiel ditches Silicon Valley for LA, locals tout ‘conservative renaissance’

The outspoken libertarian’s departure is a sign of the times, say LA conservatives, as Silicon Valley faces criticism for silencing alternative viewpoints

If the billionaire tech investor and noted libertarian Peter Thiel really does leave Silicon Valley for Los Angeles to escape what he views as an increasing intolerance for conservatives, the city’s growing community of conservatives will be there to welcome him.

Among LA’s right-leaning residents are the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, the political commentator Dave Rubin and the blogger Bill Whittle. There’s also the former members of the defunct Friends of Abe, a secretive group of Hollywood conservatives that fractured in 2016 over the candidacy of Donald Trump.

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Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Social network instructed to delete illegally collected data or face €100m in fines after it loses case over consent and tracking

Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data on users or face daily fines of €250,000 a day, or up to €100m.

The court ruled on Friday that Facebook had broken privacy laws by tracking people on third-party sites in the latest salvo in a long-running battle between the Belgian commission for the protection of privacy (CPP) and the social network.

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‘Parents killed it’: why Facebook is losing its teenage users

This year more than 3 million under-25s in the UK and US are expected to leave the site

When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook he was a 19-year-old living in a dorm in his second year at university. Fast-forward 14 years and it is the young people he was so successful in luring to Facebook to propel it to become the world’s biggest social networking site that are now his biggest problem.

This year more than 3 million under-25s in the UK and US will either quit Facebook or stop using it regularly, and they are pretty vocal about why.

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