John McAfee is a PR machine for shitty cryptocurrencies


For higher or worse, John McAfee is a reputation everyone knows. In true McAfee fashion, he’s slowly however absolutely surreptitiously putting in himself within the cryptocurrency neighborhood – often in locations the place he’s in all probability not wanted.

I keep in mind a less complicated time when McAfee was a revered enterprise man, and his anti-virus software program offered peace of thoughts for hundreds of thousands the world over.

However up to now few month’s McAfee has been retaining himself within the highlight by making outlandish claims about unhackable wallets – which transform nothing greater than a crappy rebadged tablet – or by endorsing just about any crypto startup that can pay him.

In the event you’re a crypto-startup get in contact with the man, it’s a positive hearth solution to get your title on the market, and who is aware of, he would possibly even write a whitepaper for you.

McAfee! Writing your whitepaper! You possibly can’t purchase that form of endorsement – except maybe you can.

He’s wrangled his manner into the cryptocurrency and blockchain neighborhood so successfully that he’s now being known as the “king of crypto.”

I had points with this at first, however then realised it’s really a reasonably becoming time period, as a result of, nicely, when is a king ever democratically elected? And so it appears becoming for a person perpetually placing himself in locations that he’s not wanted – declaring his authority. Joffrey Baratheon would absolutely be proud.

If he’s not driving the cryptocurrency hype train, he’s in all probability working onerous, discovering new methods of rebadging established tech as his personal, and utilizing his media presence as influential leverage. The final of which, you can buy – for $105,000.

Keep in mind the time he as soon as promised us Hiveway, the decentralized social community of the long run? Didn’t assume so, however that too has joined the pile of lifeless tasks within the crypto-graveyard. In all probability simply as nicely, because it was a blatant rip-off of a much more energetic venture referred to as Mastodon. It’s okay although, as a result of it wasn’t a duplicate, it was a “fork.” Traditional cryptocurrency copyright circumvention.

Uninstall McAfee, now.


Revealed August 7, 2018 — 15:25 UTC

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