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    Default Calvin Ayre building $100m bitcoin-funded Antiguan resort

    According to a report from yesterday's The Daily Mail, Calvin Ayre, who has been appointed Antigua and Barbuda’s special economic envoy, is building a $100m five-star resort on Antigua funded by profits from digital currencies. Ayre re-tweeted the article from his own personal account saying simply, "My new project."

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    Ayre, who pleaded guilty to a single federal misdemeanour last year after a decade on the run from the US investigators, said the Ayre Resort would be entirely funded by profits made from the rise in value of bitcoin in which he was an early investor.

    Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said: “We expect the resort’s novel and exciting concept to broaden Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism product and bring a new category of tourists to our islands. We look forward to working with Mr Ayre on this resort and the many other investments he has made in Antigua.”

    Ayre, 56, to whom Antigua and Barbuda has given the official title of “his excellency”, said: “This resort will attract a totally new market segment of tourism on the island — successful wellness-seekers who also want to have fun. The property will not be an all-inclusive destination. Instead, its amenities will be available to residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors alike.”

    The resort will accept bitcoin cash, which forked from bitcoin last year, at point of sale terminals on the property and through its online booking engine.
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    Successful wellness-seekers? Now that's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one.

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    $100 million in Bitcoins. That's an enormous amount of money. I'm very surprised at this news. Even the thought of having only half of that amount, in itself, is really something.

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    When you are up that high there is no stopping you. Good for him, this just shows how much of an impact BTC is actually making in this world.

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    Must be true has he's always posting the same from his own account on Linkedin. In fact, never heard a word from him for about 18 months, but recently he's back with a bang!!

    Whatever your thoughts, i personally can only take my hat off to this guy!

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    Agreed, I have no problem with this type of action. He was out in front of the digital economy and deserves to spend his money how he sees fit.

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