Calvin Ayre is one of the most outspoken proponents of bitcoin. Just a few months ago he proclaimed bitcoin to be the single biggest development in gambling in the last 20 years. Now he has written an article titled Crystal balls: Calvin Ayre’s predictions for 2017 that is equally bullish on crypto-currency. According to Ayre: "BITCOIN EATS EVERYTHING" in 2017. He proclaims that bitcoin is already popular and growing more influential by the day. The huge upswing in bitcoin online gambling adoption in 2016 was as a results of "some farsighted mainstream operators". The UK Gambling Commission, which regulates online gambling in the UK, were forced to concede in 2016 that bitcoin was changing the rules of the game. One of the biggest advantages is that bitcoin allows gamblers to avoid government enforced payment blocking. The blockchain also makes gambling more transparent and allows users to check the fairness of each roll of the dice or spin of the wheel. He also blames the reckless financial policies of central banks for driving adoption in 2016 and he expects this to continue into 2017.