The Father of Antivirus, Conspiracy Theories, Cryptocurrency, McAfee’s Wild Life
Living at sea, living in exile in Cuba, the story of a libertarian fanatic.
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I predict that Bitcoin will reach at least $500,000 by the end of 2020. If I’m wrong, I’ll eat my XX (sensitive word) live.
Back in 2017, McAfee made the bold claim that Bitcoin was on track to reach $500,000 a piece, and some time later he revised his target price to $1 million. Since then, the price of bitcoin has risen from thousands of dollars back then to tens of thousands of dollars, and while we don’t know if it will ever reach $500,000, what is certain is that McAfee will never see $500,000 in bitcoin – he’s probably already dead.
On June 23, McAfee was ordered by the Spanish judiciary to be extradited to the United States. He had told the Spanish High Court at the first hearing of his extradition trial, “I believe these charges are politically motivated.
On June 24, several foreign media reported his death, in which the well-known KOL, who had sworn he would not commit suicide, “committed suicide in a Spanish prison.
Previously, McAfee was wanted by U.S. law enforcement agencies on several charges, including tax evasion. In March, the SEC accused him of concealing more than $23 million in cryptocurrency revenue. He faces up to 30 years in prison if the charges are implemented. After years on the run, McAfee was arrested in Spain in October 2020.
John McAfee, the founder of McAfee, the world’s first commercially available antivirus software, is known as the father of antivirus software for his deep knowledge of the security field. He is also a two-time U.S. presidential candidate, a conspiracy theorist, and a fan of cryptocurrency.
Previously, McAfee has been controversial because of his maverick style.
Only about half an hour after the first media reports of his death, a picture was posted on his Instagram account. This surprised everyone – the deceased are not allowed to play with their phones. The image was very simple, depicting a black capital letter ‘Q’ on a white background.
The image of “Q” is believed by many to point to “QAnon,” and it is suspected that there is a hidden agenda for his suicide.
QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory widely circulated overseas, first developed by an anonymous user on 4chan under the name Q. The theory suggests that there is a shadow rule against Trump and his supporters in the United States. QAnon and his supporters generally follow Trump and have been denounced by some as a “crazy conspiracy theory cult.
Bankers colluding with officials in multiple countries, transnational clandestine criminal organizations, child crime, the propaganda machine, and the old media …… are all topics QAnon mentions frequently. They believe that America is being manipulated by shadow rule, that American-style democracy is an illusion, and that the world will eventually come to a “storm and great awakening”.
Soon, #McAfeeDidntKillHimself became a trending topic on Twitter and the event generated a lot of buzz. The mysterious Q, in particular, sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. Marc-André Argentino, a researcher at the International Center for Radicalization Studies (ICSR), noted, “Some say he knows information unknown to Hillary, some say he’s Epstein 2.0, and others suspect he’s Q.
Something even more dramatic happened. Some users found a mysterious string of characters hidden in the “Q” picture he posted: “Instructions:FBMD
Shortly after, McAfee’s INS was shut down. This character sparked much speculation, given his legendary life and bizarre suicide, people it’s another hidden agenda behind the death. And this string of mysterious characters, is the code to unravel all this. Some even suspected that deciphering it might lead to McAfee’s Bitcoin private key. Whether it’s the Chinese Internet or the English Internet, the curtain is slowly opening on a massive online treasure hunt.
But before the curtain was fully opened, it came to a screeching halt.
Rhythm discovered that the string was not actively added by McAfee. The string “FBMD” means “Facebook MetaData,” which is automatically added by Instagram to facilitate image tracking and statistics, and is added to all uploaded images on Instagram.
Fugitive on the High Seas: The Presidential Candidate in Exile in Cuba
McAfee has a high level of distrust of the system. Over the past several years, McAfee has claimed that there are numerous conspiracies against him and has gained the support of conspiracy theorists. Perhaps because of his unique personality, McAfee has 1.11 million followers on Twitter.
He lived on his yacht for many years – taking it out into the high seas, free of any jurisdiction.
McAfee and his yacht “Freedom
McAfee even ran for the U.S. presidential election at sea.
He was the nominee of the Free Will Party in the 2016 presidential election, but did not end up as a presidential candidate, losing to another contender. After his defeat, he announced that he would go on to run in the next presidential election. in 2018, he kept his promise and officially announced that he would run in the 2020 election.
In 2019, McAfee was embroiled in an IRS investigation, and he said he would continue his campaign by going ‘into exile’ – living and working on the high seas. After living on the high seas for some time, he said he had moved his campaign headquarters to Havana, Cuba. Around the same time, McAfee began tweeting statements in support of Che Guevara and related ideologies, and was vociferous in his criticism of U.S. officials. These comments led to criticism from the U.S. Free Will Party, which it supports.
Among McAfee’s campaign issues, a very important one is promoting the use of cryptocurrencies.
McAfee has been a supporter and promoter of cryptocurrencies and has linked his presidential campaign to cryptocurrencies. As he prepares for the 2020 election, he has said that he will create his own party if the Free Will Party no longer embraces him. “I will create my own party, which I believe will better serve the crypto community.
Software mogul to crypto neophyte
McAfee has always held a deep interest in the crypto world. Even the campaign is still about cryptocurrencies. In preparation for his second campaign, he started his own personal brand and launched the “McAfee Redemption Unit” program, announcing the issuance of tokens with physical collectible counterparts and using the proceeds of the program to support his campaign.
Back in 2014, McAfee founded Future Tense, a startup dedicated to building a decentralized network called “D-Central”. It’s a network that allows messages and files to be sent anonymously.
In 2016, McAfee joined as CEO of MGT Capital Investments, a technology company that specializes in social games. Through his lobbying, MGT entered the field of mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The following year, McAfee stepped down from his CEO position at MGT and entered the crypto world. He became CEO of a blockchain company in the to B space called Luxcore.
After being a security expert, he has switched his image to that of an expert in crypto. 2019, McAfee had also launched a cryptocurrency trading platform called ‘McAfee Magic’.
But he has also been subject to controversy in the crypto field.
Federal prosecutors had accused him, in a cottage coin project, of allegedly defrauding investors of their money. Prosecutors argued that McAfee and his team bought a large number of cryptocurrencies in this project and “inflated its market price online by human means through false and misleading propaganda” to “conceal its true, self-interested motives.
“In total, members of the McAfee team earned more than $2 million in illegal profits from their cryptocurrency program,” the DOJ alleged. The grand jury indictment found that the team received “more than $11 million in undisclosed proceeds from investors.
He even prepared his own personal NFT at the height of the recent NFT boom.
The first column on McAfee’s personal website is “MCAFEE NFT”. Only, I’m afraid its release date will only be “COMING SOON” forever.
From software mogul, security expert, to cryptocurrency newcomer. It’s hard to judge this erratic man.
Back in 1994, McAfee left McAfee, the company he founded, but he went on to become McAfee’s most vocal and well-known critic, arguing that the software was becoming less user-focused. In the crypto world, McAfee is equally controversial. Some call him a fanatical evangelist, some call him a notorious fraud, and it’s impossible to define McAfee accurately.
But McAfee has given his answer. In his personal NFT, he describes himself this way: “Few people have left as much of a mark on this planet as John McAfee. McAfee’s wild, hysterical journey takes us from the divine to the demonic. …… Guns, young girls and drugs have made him a man of the world. him energetic, but his deception and sense of humor make him feel alive. From his lawsuit, to his mysterious Escobar-esque life, to his own death, we embark on an over-the-top adventure filled with drugs, fraud, sex, violence and murder.
On June 16, the 75-year-old posted a tweet that illustrated that his recent situation was not good. The U.S. thinks I’m hiding cryptocurrency. My remaining assets have been confiscated, my friends have disappeared for fear of being implicated, and I have nothing.
“However, I have no regrets.
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