Share your favourite stories about your favourite shiller! Well, apart from the one with the hammock related ones, please. A few to make a start:
In 2017, McAfee made waves when he tweeted that he would “eat his own d**k on national television” if Bitcoin did not reach $1 million in value by 2020. While Bitcoin did not reach that milestone, it’s worth noting that it did see a significant price increase during that time period, rising from around $1,000 in 2017 to nearly $20,000 at its peak in December of that year.
In 2018, McAfee launched his own cryptocurrency, called McAfee Coin, which was designed to be used for secure and private transactions. The project was met with mixed reactions, with some praising McAfee’s efforts to create a more secure and private alternative to traditional cryptocurrencies, while others criticized the coin as a potential scam.
In 2019, McAfee made headlines again when he announced that he was running for President of the United States as a Libertarian candidate. His platform included a number of cryptocurrency-related proposals, including the creation of a “Crypto Dollar” that would be backed by a basket of cryptocurrencies.
More recently, McAfee has been involved in a number of other cryptocurrency projects, including the launch of a new privacy-focused coin called Ghost, and the development of a decentralized exchange called McAfee DEX.
In August of 2021, John McAfee’s Twitter account tweeted out a message saying that he had was alive and well and if anything would happen to him, he would be “Epsteined”. This tweet was part of a series of other cryptic messages, leading some to believe that McAfee was in danger or had been kidnapped. Later that month, it was reported that John McAfee had died of a heart attack while in prison in Spain, where he was being held on tax evasion charges. This report was later disputed by McAfee’s wife, who claimed that he was still alive and that the reports of his death were false.
There is a pledora of other stories, covered in several Youtube or Netflix documentaries (like his time in Belize). What are your favourite ones and what is your opinion on the late McAfee and his life? Was he crazy, a ridiculous troll, did he know more than us, did he just scam everyone?