https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vStpf9elhwIM This article first appeared on CalvinAyre.com. Calvin Ayre has led quite a life, going from humble beginnings to becoming a leader of both the online gaming and Bitcoin industries. On the podcast My Big Break Almost, hosts Paul and Lindy spoke with Ayre, exploring his history and what he\u2019s up to now. Phoning in from his COVID-19 quarantine home in Panama, Ayre first spoke about his current mission, which is to round up personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies for Antigua. He\u2019s happy to be in Panama, where facilities are top notch, and where he visited many times when he previously lived in Costa Rica. Paul has been a big fan of\u00a0Bodog, and asked Ayre to talk about how the company got started. The name came from a list of criteria to make it as memorable and marketable as possible. Otherwise, having been raised on a Saskatchewan pig farm, Calvin started the company with a mere $10,000, and a lot of hard work. \u201cTo make a company, you have to use your own time when you\u2019re starting companies,\u201d he said. \u201cYou have to use your time as a substitute for capital.\u201d That doesn\u2019t mean everything went perfectly, but Ayre notes that there\u2019s nothing he regrets about what he\u2019s built. \u201cI don\u2019t really have a big, I wish I wouldn\u2019t have done that moment,\u201d he said. \u201cI kind of seem to have a skill for taking disasters and finding a way to make it work into something positive.\u201d The bottom line for the Bodog founder is that he rather take the risk of trying something, than to always wonder what could have been. A big part of the Bodog brand has always been the parties, and that helped keep the company so interesting to Ayre for so many years. \u201cWhat made it so fun, because it was an entertainment brand, partying was part of the brand,\u201d he said. He noted that parties weren\u2019t just a perk, but a strategy of building the brand into something bigger, using them to attract, influence and partner with several influential people in the industry. The hosts of the podcast showed a curiosity about the billionaire life throughout the podcast, and Ayre noted that, unlike other tycoons that might be into cars or other extravagant purchases, his interest has been in building houses. He likes to be personally involved in designing and building homes all over the world, with houses in Antigua, Canada, Thailand, and the Philippines. Ayre\u2019s current focus is on\u00a0Bitcoin, and he had to explain to the hosts the basics of what Bitcoin is. As originally designed by his friend Dr. Craig S. Wright under the pseudonym\u00a0Satoshi Nakamoto, its purpose is to allow for microtransactions and act as an immutable ledger. It\u2019s also capable of monetizing data. He explained further: \u201cWhat I\u2019ve done, I\u2019m working with Craig, myself and others, and we\u2019re bringing the original design back that had been abused by people, after he let it go in the wild, and it\u2019s now trading on the exchanges as BSV, Bitcoin Satoshi Vision, and it\u2019s the only one in the world that scales massively, has utility and does all of the things, it\u2019s the original design that he launched in 2009.\u201d He also noted the real world utility that is already possible on\u00a0Bitcoin SV.\u00a0Pointing to the American healthcare company\u00a0EHR Data, Bitcoin SV is being used to help track healthcare data and combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. Ayre expects to see a thriving Bitcoin industry next 2-3 years, when \u201cthe industry will take on a life of its own.\u201d But he\u2019s not really focusing on running a company in the space; his emphasis is on being an advisor and investor in a totally new industry. That\u2019s not all Ayre is working on though. He teases that he\u2019s getting pretty involved with technology related to wellness. He notes that the next wave of health and wellness will come from customizing diets and supplements based on an individuals\u2019 needs. By testing a person\u2019s genome and getting all of their bodily indicators, Ayre notes that a specific nutritional plan can be devised that suits them best. When asked by the vegetarian hosts what his diet currently consists of, he notes he\u2019s currently on a Mediterranean diet with intermittent fasting, which immediately ended acid reflux. While he notes that he\u2019s currently testing this idea on his own body, \u201cthe idea is to create a business out of it at some point.\u201d Finally, the hosts asked what advice Ayre would give to entrepreneurs who might want to follow in his footsteps. \u201cIf you\u2019re going to start a business, because you think it\u2019s going to make money, but you don\u2019t like the industry, it\u2019s going to be painful,\u201d he said. \u201cI think I would advise people to find an industry that they\u2019re naturally attracted to, because it\u2019s going to be a lot of work, and if you\u2019re doing work in an area that you like, it doesn\u2019t feel like work.\u201d If that industry happens to be the gambling industry, and building on Bitcoin SV, Ayre is looking to\u00a0help you get started. The Ayre Group is looking to invest in companies who hope to get to the next level, and do so on the original Bitcoin SV ecosystem. In the meantime, if you want to hear more from Ayre himself on how he\u2019s done so well across several industries, check out the My Big Break Almost podcast below.