Showing posts with label john mcafee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label john mcafee. Show all posts

McAfee flees the US, claims government after him. But the staff he left behind isn't so sure - "we're worried about him"...

With a cryptic quote of "I have nothing to hide but my body from people trying to collect it" McAfee has fled the United States.

Since then he's been posting a string of tweets showing him at sea on what he's calling the 'Freedom Boat'.

"Many people say they've never seen anyone live cast their US evasion before" McAfee says in a video posted to Twitter.

McAfee hopes the crypto community will have his back, adding “Today, crypto community, we are at war, and I am on the front lines”.

Unfortunately for McAfee - backup isn't coming.

Crypto doesn't seem to be the reason for him needing to flee - according to his own words he has “not paid taxes in eight years” and the way he earned much of his income hasn't made the crypto world very happy with him.

McAfee angered the crypto world on two fronts at once with his "coin of the day" tweets that turned into "coin of the week" following backlash. He kept going until literally nobody cared, and an endorsement from McAfee became worthless - he would tweet, but nobody would buy.

Initially the controversy centered around accusations he was using these tweets to pump and dump his own coins, then it got worse as Twitter DM screen shots were leaked of him asking for payments of $105,000 to promote a coin.  McAfee admitted - that's his price.

Oblivious to all the above, he ends a video sharing how he sees things, insisting "I did not choose this, it was chosen for me". Which is true except for the part where he chose to promote any coin willing to pay him, then not to pay the taxes on it.

If you think this is the craziest the story can gets, you don't know John McAfee.

He's running for President, and now says he'll be doing it remotely by video, and covering in-person appearances using volunteers wearing McAfee masks.

Inside the organization things may be falling apart as his staff start to wonder what the hell they got themselves into.  I spoke with a member of 'Team McAfee' who requested to remain unnamed, he says:

"We're worried about him.  Honestly no one I've talked to knows if this is even real. He just does this sh*t. That's all i'm gonna say for now." I asked what specifically they were questioning was 'real' he responded "The whole IRS thing. People above me and closer to him are saying they think he made the whole thing up". 

You can follow the madness on his Twitter.

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Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

McAfee's Presidential campaign moves forward, announces official campaign song - but is it all just a publicity stunt? The campaign says... yes, it is.

John McAfee is to cryptocurrency, as Charlie Sheen is to acting.   That's the best way I've been able explain it to friends asking 'isn't that the anti-virus guy?' after discovering his involvement in the cryptocurrency world shortly after joining it themselves.

He's wild, unpredictable, and taking him too seriously is just as bad as hating him - there's no good reason to do either.

The announcement of his candidacy came in June of last year and the campaign has been slowly progressing since then, not that there's any reason to rush.  McAfee is actually way ahead, announcing his run nearly 6 months before any Democrat announced their intentions to take on Trump in 2020.

This month he launched his official campaign site, and selected his official campaign song following entries from the public. The winners - crypto rap group the Coinbros!  McAfee says:

 "This will be the song that plays as I enter debates, at my rallies, at the beginning of podcasts etc. An awesome song. Thank you Coinsbros..."

I confess - the song is stuck in my head, these guys are actually pretty good. Take a listen:



So what's next for McAfee and his campaign?  He hopes to win the libertarian party nomination and make it to the debates - where he says he'll only talk about cryptocurrency!

 “Do not ask me about immigration, foreign relations, education etc. I have no idea. Those claiming that they do are lying to themselves, or if not, they are purposely lying to you."

He keeps this blunt honesty going when discussing the end goal too, saying:

"I don’t want to be president. I couldn’t be ... no one’s going to elect me president, please God."

The guys behind the song have some others worth checking out too, we spoke to them to find out where people can hear more of their crypto-based hiphop:

"You can find us on YouTube and Soundcloud."

...and what else they have planned for 2019:

"We plan on releasing much more music and music videos. We're going to continue focusing on the Coinbros brand and pushing cryptocurrency to the forefront. Also we will be heavily involved in the tunetrade platform. We believe that 2019 will be a great year for the cryptocurrency movement."

You can visit the McAfee 2020 campaign site at https://mcafee2020hq.com
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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk


John McAfee hospitalized after what he claims was a failed 'assassination attempt'...

John McAfee is back on Twitter after a couple days of silence - posting the photo above [link] along with a wild story of what happened, saying:

"I apologize for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina and just woke up. My enemies maged to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back."

When asked what he was poisoned with, McAfee responded with:

"Doesn't matter. They assumed it wouldn't be found out.  But what idiot would not believe that everything I say, think, do  or happens to me would not be recorded 24 hours a day? Duh!!!!"

McAfee says he knows who did it - and will get his revenge, saying:

"And for those who did this - You will soon understand the true meaning of wrath. I know exactly who you  are. Youh had better be gone."

There are no other details available at this time.

John McAfee is best known for creating the worlds first commercial antivirus software, but left the company he founded in 1994 and has since been involved in mobile apps, alternative medicine, and cryptocurrencies.
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Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

John McAfee is done promoting ICO's - warns that anyone doing them can "look forward to arrests"...

Eccentric tech personality John McAfee announced on Twitter today that he's done promoting ICO's, stating:

"Due to SEC threats, I am no longer working with ICOs nor am I recommending them, and those doing ICOs can all look forward to arrest. It is unjust but it is reality. I am writing an article on an equivalent alternative to ICOs which the SEC cannot touch. Please have Patience."

McAfee also took heat from within the cryptocurrency world when he begin promoting a different coin every day on his Twitter, which he called his "coin of the day" tweets - joking referred to as "McAfee pump and dumps" in cryptocurrency forums and groups.  To his credit - the coins did actually pump following a Tweet.  It got so crazy at one point people had coded bots to immediately buy whatever coins were tweeted out from his account so they could cash in on the hype.

After a few days of backlash however, he changed this to a "coin of the week" and we started to see no change in prices following his endorsements, people seemingly just stopped caring.

No reason besides paranoia to think "anyone" doing ICO's will be arrested - the SEC has made their targets pretty clear, and legitimate ones have had no reason to worry.  No idea what his proposed "equivalent alternative" could be.

John McAfee is best known for creating the worlds first commercial antivirus software, but left the company he founded in 1994 and has since been involved in mobile apps, alternative medicine, and cryptocurrencies.
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Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Ross@GlobalCryptoPress.com Twitter:@RossFM
San Francisco News Desk


John McAfee flips out on Twitter - feuds with Binance's CEO, and trolls...

It started when Binance went down earlier today.

Binance claimed maintenance - McAfee claimed they had been hacked and he had inside information saying so.

But let's be fair, fearing a hack when an exchange goes down isn't totally unfounded.  What may be uncalled for, is tweeting these fears out to 770,000 followers not knowing if it's true or not.
All the speculation brought on a reply from the Binance CEO himself, CZ:
Which turned into all out war between McAfee and Twitter trolls, that's when he snapped in this epic tweet..
Real address or not? Not sure - but it's been a fun day.

John McAfee is best known for creating the worlds first commercial antivirus software, but left the company he founded in 1994 and has since been involved in mobile apps, alternative medicine, and cryptocurrencies.

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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle News Desk


John McAfee's "coin of the week" and nobody cares...

Maybe it's because it's DOGE, and everyone just laughed it off.  But for the first time, John McAfee tweeted his coin choice, and the market didn't react... at all.

It's been a strange road to this point.  First, McAfee started his "coin of the day" tweets - but that went to hell fast.  People even coded bots to automatically buy (pump) and sell (dump) based on what was being tweeted out.

That caused some backlash and McAfee announced the "coin of the day" would become the "coin of the week" (article about that here).

So, this week's coin of the week?
The market's reaction?

 

No noticeable difference.   Please tell me this can be over with now?

John McAfee is best known for creating the worlds first commercial antivirus software, but left the company he founded in 1994 and has since been involved in mobile apps, alternative medicine, and cryptocurrencies.

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Author: Ross Davis
San Francisco News Desk


John McAfee stops his "Coin of the day" tweets following backlash...


Last week, John McAfee started his "Coin of the day" tweets, where every day he would recommend a new coin.  This was met with some backlash as people labeled it "McAfee pump and dumps" when it appeared a large number of people were buying immediately following the tweet, and then selling minutes or hours later after the price had jumped up.  Causing McAfee to adjust his plan today, tweeting: 

So, look out for the "coin of the week" now instead.

Critics have said this method only draws people looking to make a quick buck, and makes it harder for long term investors to evaluate the true value of the coin after McAfee promotes it.

John McAfee is best known for creating the worlds first commercial antivirus software, but left the company he founded in 1994 and has since been involved in mobile apps, alternative medicine, and cryptocurrencies.

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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle News Desk