John McAfee

John McAfee is an information security pioneer who founded the global computer security software company McAfee. A highly influential figure in the field of computer security, he is a world renowned expert on internet surveillance, global hacking scandals and threats, and personal privacy online. Born to an English woman and an American soldier in the 1940s, McAfee endured a difficult childhood. His father was an abusive alcoholic who committed suicide when John was 15 years old. In spite of his troubled childhood he proved to be a good student.

However, he too became addicted to alcohol and drugs, and was prone to wild, eccentric behavior. He was working on his PhD when he got thrown out of the college for having a sexual relationship with a student he mentored. He later found a job as a programmer at NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City. A brilliant man, he easily found jobs at reputed organizations despite his bizarre behavior and addictions. After a series of jobs he put his entrepreneurial skills to good use and founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company which he later sold. His other business ventures include Tribal Voice and QuorumEx.

McAfee has announced plans to run for president in the 2020 presidential campaign. His primary platform is to promote the use of cryptocurrencies. He stated that he will either again seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party, or form his own party.


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Find out how long until John McAfee must eat his own dick (cos Bitcoin)328
Two years have passed since cybersecurity wild-man John McAfee first told the world he would eat his own dick if his Bitcoin price prediction didn’t come true — and things still aren’t looking good. if not, I will eat my dick on national television. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 17, 2017 When I predicted Bitcoin at $500,000 by the end of 2020, it used a model that predicted $5,000 at the en...
How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra
Facebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to stop large tech corporations from “maintaining, or ...
A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto
Former antivirus software guru and 2020 Libertarian presidential “hopeful” John McAfee is a controversial figure, polarizing opinion in politics and culture, and taking a bold stand against the U.S. federal government. Most recently this has involved offering to help the Cuban state develop its own cryptocurrency in the interest of avoiding U.S. interventionism in trade.
How to Win in the Crypto Bull Market
If you are reading this, you most likely have some exposure to crypto already. You’ve made your decisions about consensus algorithms like Proof-Of-Work and Proof-Of-Stake and you know how you feel about Smart Contracts and Layer 2 protocols. You chose your coins already, and you’ve been an advocate through thick and thin. Congratulations! We made it to the other side of 2018.
John McAfee Interview: Magic, Money, 2020 Presidential Fugitive22.8
By CCN Markets: International man of mystery, wanted fugitive, 2020 presidential candidate. What do all of these have in common? John McAfee. In an exclusive interview, CCN talked to McAfee about his new trading portal ‘McAfee Magic,’ his views on money, and his troubles with the government. Here’s everything he had to say: Magic Arbitrage Trading Platform As CCN reported previously, McAfee’s new ...
Bitcoin Millionaire John McAfee Makes Cuba His Presidential HQ31.2
By CCN Markets: Bitcoin millionaire John McAfee, who’s still running for U.S. president despite being a fugitive for tax evasion, has selected Havana, Cuba, as his campaign headquarters. John McAfee: ‘I Am Being Politically Persecuted’ McAfee made the revelation on Twitter, where he announced his “Campaign in Exile” under the banner of the Libertarian Party. McAfee noted that he was forced to make...
John McAfee Trolls Winklevii on Bitcoin, Says Cameron Is ‘True Power’30
By CCN Markets: You might think that Tyler Winklevoss has gotten ahead of himself by predicting the bitcoin price could cross $15,000 if it surpasses the $10,000 level. That is unless your name is John McAfee, in which case that forecast is absurdly low. McAfee is doubling down on his bullish price prediction, saying that BTC $100,000 will open the floodgates for the cryptocurrency to power higher...
Bitcoin Logic: The Tactics Of Faketoshi Exposed by Craig Wright Himself22.8
By CCN Markets: Self-professed Bitcoin creator and ‘Faketoshi’, Craig Wright, continued to give himself away in a blog post where he details the logic of false argumentation. Specifically, Wright takes aim at those who would seek to hide behind ad hominem attacks, and use misdirection to avoid the question at hand. That question, according to Wright, is the scaling of Bitcoin, which he states in b...
John McAfee Pledges to Expose Corruption in the US Government59.4
By CCN Markets: In a somewhat bizarre video tweet around lunch on Friday, cryptocurrency aficionado and repetitive presidential candidate John McAfee said he’s launching a website dedicated to exposing corruption in the U.S. government. This will perhaps be McAfee’s second-most important launch of recent times, having recently unveiled a cryptocurrency exchange. Corruption within the American Gove...
John McAfee Unveils Magic Crypto Trading Portal, Site Suffers DoS Attack27.6
By CCN Markets: It’s never a dull day in crypto when John McAfee is involved. The outlandish computer programmer and businessman just launched his latest venture – a crypto trading portal. Knighted as McAfee Magic, the platform is live but has already experienced a few hiccups.   The site has experienced repeated denial-of-service (DoS) attacks preventing users from logging in to experience “the M...
John McAfee’s New Trading Platform Aims to Give Traders a Magical Experience
On June 11, following his latest tirade on social media, John McAfee announced the launch of his new cryptocurrency trading platform called McAfee Magic. The project allows for manual and automated crypto trading across a variety of digital asset exchanges all displayed in one user interface. According to the website, the service is the second product besides his well-known antivirus software to b...
Bitcoin Agitator John McAfee Runs Afoul of Bahamas Anti-Corruption Czar15.6
By CCN Markets: After vowing to “f**king bury” the U.S. government over the weekend, Bitcoin firebrand John McAfee has now ruffled the feathers of the Bahamas’ anti-corruption czar, according to Tribune 242. Bahamian Anti-Corruption Chief Doesn’t Appreciate Being Accused of Corruption Earlier this week, McAfee leveled corruption allegations against the acting deputy commissioner of the Royal Baham...
Bitcoin Bull John McAfee Warns US Government: ‘I Will Bury You’151.2
By CCN Markets: Bitcoin millionaire John McAfee — who’s a fugitive from the law for tax evasion — derisively taunted the U.S. government on Twitter. McAfee warned them to leave him alone or he will “bury” them. In a dizzying weekend Twitter rant, McAfee claimed that the Department of Justice is compiling a bogus case against him for money-laundering, racketeering, and murder. John McAfee: The Gove...
The Most Insane $1 Million and Beyond Bitcoin Price Predictions52.81
By CCN: Bitcoin price predictions are a dime a dozen. They can go anywhere from zero to over a million dollars. Some bettors like John McAfee are so confident that they are ready to go through absurd lengths (such as consuming their own member) to show their conviction. Do these crazy predictions hold ground? We scoured the web and discovered that John McAfee is not alone in his prediction that th...
How John McAfee Crushed Craig Wright at His Own Game40.8
By CCN: John McAfee fired back at self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, claiming the Bitcoin “pretender” will soon be unmasked. McAfee, who still intends to run for the U.S presidential office, rebuffed Wright’s earlier accusations of being a scam artist. The veteran programmer cast doubt on Craig Wright’s ability to effectively judge him and even made his own claims of being not Satoshi ...
‘The War Has Begun’: McAfee Begs Hackers to Fight India’s Bitcoin Ban37.8
By CCN: “The war has begun.” Thus thundered enigmatic crypto celebrity John McAfee as he issued an all-caps rebuke to India’s bombshell proposal to ban bitcoin ownership and slap offenders with draconian 10-year prison sentences. John McAfee: Anonymous Must Step Up to Fight India’s Draconian Bitcoin Ban Bill Ranting at the proposal in two now-deleted tweets, the software-developer-turned-crypto-pr...
John McAfee Sends the Media Bitcoin Debit Cards, but What’s the Catch?43.2
By CCN: It seems the world is one step closer to being blessed with John McAfee’s cryptocurrency debit card. In a tweet, the elusive bitcoin evangelist announced he was giving 20 cards out to members of the media. He says: “You are free to keep the cards or return them. Use them anywhere. Load them directly from your smartphone wallet.” If you’re not a member of the media, don’t fret. McAfee says ...
Bitcoin Brawl: ‘Faketoshi’ Craig Wright Savages ‘McScammer’ McAfee31.2
By CCN: Delving into the blog of self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright continues to produce combustible findings. This week Wright continued his assault on the sea-faring John McAfee, who Wright called a criminal, and dared him to take it to court. That might be tough for McAfee, who supposedly lives in international waters while on the run from U.S tax authorities – and running for preside...
MGT Capital Investments: A Likely Multibagger
As bitcoin (BTC-USD) has been surging, bitcoin miner MGT Capital Investments (OTCQB:MGTI) has been going nowhere lately, bouncing back and forth from about $0.04/share to $0.12/share. That is a big difference from its 5-year peak of $7.10 back in December 2017. After plunging to $0.053 in late October 2018, the stock has hit $0.12 in four distinct peaks, with the last in early February. Since then...
John McAfee: Bitcoin Time Traveler Proof That BTC Will Hit $1 Million175.2
By CCN: Self-proclaimed “mad man” John McAfee is back at it again. Sticking firmly to his call for the Bitcoin price to smash past $1 million by the end of 2020, the crypto evangelist enlisted an unlikely ally in his bullish crusade: the “Bitcoin time traveler” who McAfee says has “never been wrong.” John McAfee Will Take Any Help He Can Get in $1 Million Bitcoin Call I'm not the only madman in cr...
John McAfee Living in a Constant State of Paranoia Launches Podcast25.2
By CCN: Following John McAfee’s triumphant return to Twitter after a brief hiatus, the software mogul and his wife on Tuesday announced a new podcast about life on the run. What happened last week. pic.twitter.com/Z0HWHwpuxc — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 21, 2019 McAfee’s Life on the Run In their announcement, McAfee and his wife describe living on the run and hiding from the government. The...
John McAfee Emerges, Reportedly Says Americans Are ‘Hated Universally’51.6
By CCN: In a new interview with Newsweek, John McAfee surfaced to discuss living abroad and what he’s learned about the global perception of Americans. After recently going dark, he told Newsweek “we’re hated universally.” According to him, the reason most American tourists don’t pick up on this fact is that they’re a source of income for the people and places they visit. America: Hated Universall...
Crypto Whiz John McAfee ‘Goes Dark’, Twitter Conspiracy Theorists Go Nuts20.4
By CCN: Cryptocurrency maverick and U.S. 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee announced Thursday that he was going offline fearing for his life and freedom, prompting speculation and wild conspiracy theories on social media. Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark. Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice. More details will b...
John McAfee Bashes Bitcoin and Ethereum but Touts ‘Adorable’ Dogecoin30
By CCN: John McAfee is famous for predicting that the bitcoin price will hit $1,000,000 at some point or he’ll eat his own appendage. What you might not know is that he dislikes Ethereum and doesn’t even care that much for BTC, either. Yes, the reason is as silly as you might have hoped. Meanwhile, similar to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, McAfee has a soft spot for meme-fueled cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Folk...
2020 Bitcoin President Andrew Yang Pledges ‘Fun with Crypto in the White House’54
By CCN: Cryptocurrency is firmly on the agenda in the 2020 presidential race (and no, I’m not talking about John McAfee). Pro-bitcoin candidate Andrew Yang is quietly rising through the stacked Democrat field as a serious contender for the White House. In a keynote speech at the Consensus conference yesterday, he doubled down on his crypto agenda. “If I’m in the White House, oh boy are we going to...
John McAfee Demands You Stop Binge Watching Bitcoin Price Boom26.4
By CCN: McAfee has warned that the Bitcoin’s rally may not smooth and consequently offered hodlers tips on how to avoid the anxieties brought up by short-term price fluctuations. According to the cryptocurrency influencer, even with the rally prices could still drop at short notice. In such a situation, McAfee urged investors not to panic ‘under any circumstances’. Per the crypto maverick and 2020...
Will the identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto be revealed on May 14th?90
A new website, Got Satoshi, claims to know the true identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The reveal is scheduled to happen today, on May 14, during the annual Consensus conference in New York. Probably created as a publicity stunt, the person behind the website got more than he bargained for when the wrath and ridicule of the crypto community descended upon him.
John McAfee Brands Banker-FUDed Paranoid US Congressman ‘Crypto Dracula’20.4
By CCN: U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman’s call to ban cryptocurrencies has been labeled as ‘FUD’ by anti-virus software guru and crypto influencer John McAfee. The cryptocurrency maverick who is also vying for the U.S. presidency equated the congressman to a vampire. In a tweet, McAfee posted an image of the Democratic House Rep for California’s 30th congressional district posing as Count Dracula wi...
Community Condemns Talk of Bitcoin Roll Back Following Binance Hack4.4
In case you missed it, Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges on the planet was hacked this week to the tune of 7,000 Bitcoin, or over $41 million at the time of writing. In response to the hack, a suggestion to roll back the Bitcoin blockchain to “revenge” hackers and dissuade future attempts at similar security compromises appears to have been taken serious by Binance.
Self-Proclaimed Clown John McAfee Offers Cybersecurity Expertise to CZ19.2
By CCN: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is receiving support from some of the most unlikely places. John McAfee has extended a helping hand to the beleaguered Binance chief. In a tweet, McAfee relied on a little bit of self-depreciation to charm Zhao, the latter of whom is learning quickly who his real friends are. McAfee, who is often the brunt of jokes in the crypto industry for his bombastic claims,...
IRS Fugitive John McAfee Wants You to Stop Sending Him Bitcoin20.4
By CCN.com: The crazy world of John McAfee has become just a little bit stranger, with the one-time cryptocurrency promoter and all-round interesting guy issuing a plea to his Twitter followers to stop sending bitcoin to his wallet. Tweeting yesterday, McAfee posted the front and back photos of a bitcoin credit card that he allegedly used to buy a drink at a bar. Speaking with his tongue clearly i...
Bitcoin Price Will Reach $1 Million in 2020, Or You’re an Idiot: John McAfee52.2
By CCN.com: $1 million. That’s what John McAfee believes each bitcoin will be worth by the end of next year. And McAfee better be right, because if the bitcoin price isn’t at that level in the next 20 months, he will have to eat his d**K on national television. so 1btc 500k $ within 3years? — ϻ 🔺 𝔤 𝔲 𝔯 𝔞 (@__MagUra__) July 17, 2017 Well, that’s what he had said three years ago when he first c...
Bitcoin (BTC) Can’t Be Less Than $1M In Two Years: McAfee Doubles Down On Crypto Prediction
In late-2017, when BTC was surpassing key levels each and every day, we reported that technology guru John McAfee made a prediction that Bitcoin would hit $1 million by the end of 2020. He put his manhood on the line. And while the cryptocurrency has evidently fallen drastically since then, he recently doubled-down on this ambitious forecast in a tweet. 
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Can We Please Stop the Ridiculous Hysteria About Cryptocurrency Fraud?21.6
By CCN: Another week, another breathless report about cryptocurrency fraud. Is this even news anymore? On April 30, CipherTrace reported that it had identified $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency fraud in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $1.7 billion fraud over the entirety of 2018. If the pace continues, we’ll see almost $5 billion in cryptocurrency-related fraud this year. That’s bad, guys. Rea...
Bitcoin Price Will Hit $1 Million and John Mcafee Won’t be Eating his D**k85.2
By CCN.com: Anyone who has been looking forward to watching Cryptocurrency maverick and anti-virus software guru John McAfee feast on his male member stands to be disappointed. This is because the 2020 U.S. presidential candidate still stands by his prediction that bitcoin will reach $1,000,000 by the end of next year. In a tweet referencing an article in which he was mentioned as one of cryptocur...
John McAfee Dares Bitcoin SV Creator Craig Wright to Explain ‘Conman’ Insult in Tea Throwdown21.6
By CCN.com: The war of words between 2020 U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee and self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright is not going to let up anytime soon. After Wright branded the cryptocurrency influencer a ‘conman’, McAfee has hit back challenging the self-declared Satoshi Nakamoto to repeat the same to his face. The insult was hurled by Wright during an interview with Finder. As CC...
Craig Wright Dubs Binance a ‘Money-Laundering Bucketshop’, Calls John McAfee a Conman48
A few weeks after Binance delisted the Bitcoin SV altcoin, self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, has slammed the world’s largest crypto exchange calling it a ‘super bucket shop’. In an interview with Finder, Wright accused Binance of engaging in wash trading and money laundering: You have things like CZ (Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO) there and Binance which is super bucket shop which are ...
McAfee Says His Bitcoin Debit Card’s Coming Soon. Can We Believe Him?61.2
By CCN: John McAfee just tweeted out from somewhere in the Bahamas a teaser image for a new crypto debit card. The dotcom, anti-virus-millionaire promises the Visa-branded bitcoin card will be coming soon. From the teaser promo, it appears you can use your card to spend bitcoin anywhere Visa is accepted. McAfee has a history of making false promises, the most recent of which was that he would reve...
Bitcoin (BTC) Rolling Back Losses, Bulls Stand a Chance As Sentiment Change
After another Tether (USDT) related scandal triggering a mini-crash, Brian Kelly, the CEO of a digital investment firm BKCM LLC says he is a crypto optimist. As an experienced analyst who is “generally right about 60 percent of the time“, his outlook is upbeat and is sensing opportunity despite repeated challenges.  With this, the “The Bitcoin Big Bang — How Alternative Currencies Are About to Cha...
Bitcoin (BTC) Founder, Satoshi Operates from The Eastern Coast of USA, Sleep Pattern Analysis Reveal
It’s all about Satoshi Nakamoto. The brains behind the world’s most valuable coin in Bitcoin. Exchanging hands at $5,423 and with a daily trade volume of $19,123 million while commanding a market cap of $95,792 million, everybody—even governments and detectives, but more so the blockchain and Bitcoin community want to know who the genius was. Despite efforts and countless hours of detective work, ...
Hong Kong Restricts Bitcoin Mining, Will it Lead to a Change in Attitude Towards Crypto?6.6
At the start of this month, James Lau, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, informed the Legislative Council that the purchase of mining equipment falls under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. This move places restrictions on who can mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. But, does it also signal a change in attitude towards crypto by the Hong Kong authorities?
Bitcoin’s Mysterious Creators Were a Team of Indians, Because ‘John F**king McAfee’75.6
Outspoken entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee claims he knows the true identity of bitcoin founder (or founders) Satoshi Nakamoto. In an interview with Bloomberg, McAfee said uncovering bitcoin’s creators was a “piece of cake.” “My entire life I’ve been tracking people who are the best in the world, and hiding their identity. Finding Satoshi was a piece of cake for me.” Bitcoi...
McAfee Says He Spoke with Satoshi, Claims the Bitcoin Creator Is Furious138
By CCN: Don’t say we didn’t see it coming. John McAfee is not unveiling the true identity of bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, at least not today. The mercurial tech maverick has put a stop to proceedings, alleging that due to an “imminent” extradition request to the United States, McAfee’s attorney believes outing Nakamoto to the world could be too dangerous for his client. The US extradition re...
John McAfee Promotes Steven Seagal-Endorsed Crypto Scam Coin22.8
CCN reported deeply on a pyramid scheme involving cloud mining and a highly pumped-and-dumped cryptocurrency called B2G (“Bitcoiin2G”). It was one of the longest and deepest reports of this reporter’s life. We found that Steven Seagal promoted B2G, and the scheme was hurting enough people that the State of New Jersey officially banned the promotion of it. B2G’s first use case was as a way to avoid...
Bitcoin’s Path to Retake $20,000 Could Be Slow and Painful: Analyst25.2
By CCN: John McAfee continues to trumpet a bitcoin price that will hit $1 million by the end of the decade. He isn’t even afraid of betting his manhood on the same. Nonetheless, crypto bears keep coming back to spoil the party. One such doubter is UBS analyst Kevin Dennean. UBS Analyst: Bitcoin Price Faces a Long Road to Recovery According to Forbes, Dennean recently wrote: “We’re struck by how lo...
Will McAfee Disclose Nakamoto’s Identity? Crypto Will Suffer If He Did12.4
In a series of intriguing tweets, John McAfee dropped a bombshell yesterday by claiming knowledge of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity. McAfee intends to end speculation on Nakamoto’s identity once and for all, which he feels is necessary for the crypto space to move forward. He goes on to say he will divulge information until Nakamoto comes forward. Failing that, McAfee himself will disclose Nakamoto’s...
US presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to fix ‘confusing’ cryptocurrency regulations (and give $1,000 to everyone)52
Move over John McAfee, there’s a new kid on the block, and they just cemented their position as the cryptocurrency presidential candidate for the 2020 election race. Andrew Yang released a statement on cryptocurrency and digital assets yesterday, making a bid to regulate virtual assets if elected. If Yang wins the 2020 race he wants to promote innovation and economic growth by creating clear guide...
Pro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Slams ‘Onerous’ Bitlicense44.4
By CCN.com: 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that “clear” regulations are needed for cryptocurrencies, and he specifically calls the Bitlicense “onerous” on his crypto policy page. Aside from John McAfee and other third-party candidates, Yang’s statements on cryptocurrency are probably the most positive we have seen in a presidential candidate. Clearer Regulations Needed...
John McAfee Triggers Countdown to Unmask Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakmoto96
Taking a breather from making $1 million Bitcoin forecasts, it appears that John McAfee has a new narrative to pursue. Namely, the polarizing tech entrepreneur is aiming for the greatest mystery in all of Cryptocurrency, “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” I protected the identity of Satoshi. It's time, though, that this be put to bed. Imposters claim to be him, we are spending time and energy in search of...
Crypto Law Scene Gets Even Crazier: Craig Wright Responds To Bitcoin SV Debacle2
What a crazy few weeks its been for crypto law. Earlier this month the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), known for enlisting heavy-handed regulatory measures, finally cleared the waters about initial coin offerings (ICO), releasing a guidance document, opening a “Crypto Specialist” job position, and publishing a no-action letter against a blockchain project.
How a Crypto Newbie Spent a Year Traveling the World on a Single Bitcoin, Documenting (Almost) Everything14
In late August 2017, R.R. Hauxley, an architect from Portland, Ore., purchased one bitcoin for just north of $4,700. On September 1, he began a year-long journey that would take him to 20 nations total—from China to Ethiopia to Denmark—on that single bitcoin. Now he’s working on a documentary film, or perhaps even a series, about his travels, which coincided with bitcoin’s dizzying late-2017/early...
Bitcoin Price Will Hit $1 Million in 2020 Because Maths, Stupid: John McAfee147.6
By CCN.com: John McAfee has been really bold when it comes to predicting the price of bitcoin, claiming that each unit of the cryptocurrency will be worth $1 million by the end of 2020. The cybersecurity expert had first said in July 2017 that one bitcoin would be worth $500,000 by the end of 2020. If that didn’t happen, he promised that he’ll do something that none of us probably want to see. if ...
Bitcoin ‘Patient Zero’ Claims BTC Has 50% Chance Of Succeeding: Rally To $1 Million
Bitcoin’s diehards have long seen $1 million as the holy grail for the BTC price. John McAfee, for instance, proudly claimed that if BTC doesn’t reach seven figures by the end of 2020, he would consume his own family jewels… and record it too. While many took McAfee as a joke, claiming that this was just a publicity stunt, he has since doubled, tripled, etc. down on this ‘bet’, taking to public fo...
Crypto‘s Director Addresses the Skeptics: “Reserve Judgment. Watch the Movie”4
When the trailer for Crypto, a new film starring Kurt Russell, came out in March, the internet tore it apart. “Kurt Russell’s New Crypto Thriller Will Probably Be Bad, and Not in a Good Way,” opined BREAKERMAG’s own David Z. Morris, while Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson offered an only slightly more sanguine take: “Kurt Russell’s New Bitcoin Crime Movie ‘Crypto’ Looks So Awful I Must See It.” Meanwhi...
CCN: An Apology to Apollo, John McAfee, and Our Readers20.4
Earlier this week, CCN published an article written by our journalist Pedro Febrero on the Apollo project named “Warning: This John McAfee-Pumped Cryptocurrency Has Major Red Flags” that incorrectly characterized technical aspects about the cryptocurrency’s protocol, namely its privacy features. We apologize both to Apollo for unfairly depicting their project and to our readers for providing you w...
Newsman John Stossel Is a Bitcoin Believer: “I Don’t Trust the Government to Protect Fiat Money”28
John Stossel has a storied journalism career. The onetime ABC News reporter—he was consumer editor at Good Morning America and later a co-anchor at 20/20—has a total of 19 Emmy Awards to his name. But Stossel hasn’t won an Emmy in decades. “Emmys are garbage given by lefty media to lefty big-government-loving reporters,” he told an interviewer in 2012. “I only got Emmys when I bashed business. Now...
Warning: This John McAfee-Pumped Cryptocurrency Has Major Red Flags44.4
By CCN.com: Another day, another John McAfee tweet pumping a cryptocurrency project that has alarming red flags. The latest dubious crypto token is called Apollo, an “all-in-one” cryptocurrency with supposedly-private transactions. Crypto Developers Call Out McAfee-Linked Apollo However, according to crypto development firm Jelurida, Apollo’s so-called privacy features promoted are not so private ...
Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Trading Bots151
Unlike the stock markets, the cryptocurrency market never closes and never sleeps, which can be a highly stressful scenario for traders and even casual investors in the industry. Users familiar with crypto investment will also be familiar with the (joyful or sinking) feeling of waking up in the morning to be greeted by a pleasant or unpleasant surprise when they check their portfolio and see large...
Bitcoin (BTC) Can Surmount $8 Trillion Gold, Argues Crypto Billionaire
Mike Novogratz, a long-time Bitcoin (BTC) bull, sat down with Morgan Creek’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano for the renowned Off The Chain podcast. Reports indicate that in the interview, Novogratz, a Wall Streeter turned fervent crypto proponent, purportedly stated that while BTC is still valued of 1% of gold’s $7 to $8 trillion valuation, the crypto will reach there eventually.
Crypto Firm Severs McAfee Ties Apparently Regarding “Whale F**king” Comments5.2
John McAfee will apparently no longer be working with crypto project SkyCoin in an advisory capacity. Although McAfee has not publicly stated the reasoning behind the dismissal, the lead developer of the SkyCoin project and a blog associated with the SkyCoin community allege that the the termination was brought about by the software developer’s recent comments regarding so-called animal abuse in N...
Ernst and Young Unveils Crypto Tax Accounting Tool to Help You Pay Bitcoin Taxes30
Unless you’re tax-evading bitcoin bull John McAfee, this is the time of year when Americans begrudgingly prepare to file their tax returns. To streamline this process, Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young introduced a cryptocurrency tax tool. Ernst & Young said it designed its EY Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT) program specifically for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies.  The acco...
Podcast: Technology And Finance: A Future With Blockchain Technology And Cryptocurrencies
In our latest "Talking Markets" podcast, we hear from industry experts about the possible impact on the financial industry of advancements in blockchain technology and the rapidly evolving crypto ecosystem. Austin Trombley, data scientist with Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, thinks the disruption could happen without many consumers even noticing it. He's joined by Rosario Ingargiola, the fo...
The Infamous Bet: John McAfee’s 2020 Price Target Shows BTC Undervalued by $37K
John McAfee is once again discussing the notorious wager he made back in November 2017 when he predicted that bitcoin will reach a million dollars before the end of 2020. McAfee is reportedly on the run from the IRS, but his worries don’t end there: according to statistics, his bet is currently $37,000 light of reaching its $1 million per bitcoin target.
John McAfee Blows His Own Horn Over Bitcoin Price Predictions79.2
The media and others have it all wrong when it comes to predicting Bitcoin’s price movements. This according to John McAfee who believes he’s the only one who can make such calls accurately. The founder of software giant McAfee took to Twitter this week to give his thoughts. But I Already Said That! It’s been several months since McAfee tweeted specifically about Bitcoin’s price. It seems the late...
Bitcoin Price (BTC) Undervalued By Nearly $34K According to Infamous Dickline6.2
Bitcoin’s recent bullish rally has helped the leading crypto asset return to mean after $6K support was penetrated by bears. Given its potential, it’s clear to see that Bitcoin is currently undervalued by most analyst’s standards. Bitcoin price predictions place the number one crypto by market cap in the hundreds of thousands, with some estimates reaching a staggering $1 million USD.
China Crypto Mining Kingpin Issues Crazy Prediction: Bitcoin (BTC) To Hit $740,000
Over the years, a number of zealots for the crypto ecosystem have made ambitious price predictions. Presidential candidate hopeful John McAfee, who founded the cybersecurity company that shares his surname, once told CoinTelegraph among other outlets that $1,000,000 for each Bitcoin (BTC) is just a “conservative bet.” He attributed his call to the potential the U.S. dollar has to collapse, along w...
China Crypto Mining Kingpin Issues Crazy Prediction: Bitcoin (BTC) To Hit $740,000
Over the years, a number of zealots for the crypto ecosystem have made ambitious price predictions. Presidential candidate hopeful John McAfee, who founded the cybersecurity company that shares his surname, once told CoinTelegraph among other outlets that $1,000,000 for each Bitcoin (BTC) is just a “conservative bet.” He attributed his call to the potential the U.S. dollar has to collapse, along w...
From $20K to $3K and Back: How Bitcoin Price Counters Sentiment in the Crypto Market2.8
During Bitcoin’s widely publicized bull run of 2017 which sucked up retail investors into its massively inflated bubble, the price of the first ever crypto reached a peak of $20,000. Now that the bubble has popped and the market has entered a state of anger and despair, more people than ever are writing obituaries for Bitcoin and calling for extreme lows – the exact opposite of the sentiment witne...
Lyn Ulbricht Pushed Herself to the Brink of Death for #FreeRoss. Her Last, Best Hope: President Trump46
When Lyn Ulbricht is home, a 20-minute drive from the maximum-security penitentiary in Florence, Colo., she’s frequently up at five in the morning. After fixing herself a cup of tea and doing some devotional reading, she turns to meditation and prayer. She often visualizes her son Ross—who until a recent transfer was locked up in that nearby penitentiary—as a free man. Sometimes she pictures him e...
Exclusive: John McAfee Dishes on His Extraordinary Plan to Run for President from International Waters156.6
2020 US presidential candidate and alleged fugitive John McAfee is a hard man to reach these days. He only speaks in 5-minute intervals on the phone, hanging up and returning to the call hours later from a different oceanic location on his yacht. This, he says, is to make it more difficult to trace the call and pinpoint his location. But why would a presidential candidate need to do that? Read Mor...
Bitcoin Bull John McAfee’s Unusual 2020 Presidential Slogan: ‘Don’t Vote for Me’16.8
Bitcoin evangelist John McAfee has joined a crowded field of US presidential candidates for the 2020 election. Unlike his rivals, McAfee has a bold, unexpected slogan: “Don’t vote McAfee.” Like many bitcoin enthusiasts, McAfee is a libertarian who believes in small government, unfettered political freedom, and personal autonomy. Government ‘Has Become Our Master’ On his website, the software pione...
Analyst: Bitcoin to Bottom Out At Below $3,000 But it Could Easily Achieve 6-Figure Price10.8
Crypto’s most fervent diehards have often been lambasted for their Bitcoin (BTC) price forecasts. Blockchain project promoter John McAfee, the eccentric millionaire behind the cybersecurity company that shares his surname, called for BTC to surpass $1 million by 2020’s end, claiming that he would consume his family jewels if the prediction doesn’t come to past. And while there’s a lot on the table...
Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018
Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these giant corpora...
HitBTC Accused of Freezing Customer Accounts Ahead of Tomorrow’s Proof of Keys Celebration
This January 3rd is the beginning of a new tradition that has been planned to force exchanges and other third party services to prove they actually have the reserves of cryptocurrencies they claim to own. Known as the Proof of Keys Celebration, the event name was coined by Trace Mayer and will involve users of the numerous third party services withdrawing as much crypto from the respective platfor...
7 Low Cap Cryptocurrencies (under $200 Million USD) I Have My Eye On
With over 2000 cryptocurrencies available, it’s hard to know which have future profit potential. Unfortunately, it is incredibly tricky to figure out which ones might be worth the investment. The highest profits can be made from “low-cap” or “small-cap” cryptocurrencies that are in the early stages of their development. “Low-cap” is shorthand for “low market capitalization.” Market capitalization ...
It’s the Jons 2018!50
It was the best of years, it was the worst of years, it was the wokest of years, it was the most problematic of years, it was the year of AI, it was the year of scooters, it was the year of Big Tech triumph, it was the year of Big Tech scandals, it was the year of Musk’s disgrace, it was the year of Tesla’s redemption, it was the year of shitcoin justice, it was definitely not the year of AR or VR...
From Tom Lee to John McAfee, Bitcoin Predictions Haven’t Aged Well6
They came in plenty, some a little conservative and others outright ambitious. There were those who predicted that Bitcoin would hit $20,000 even before the year ended. Others went long term, predicting as high as $1 million in 2020. While the long-term predictions could still come to pass, those who made predictions for the year missed the mark greatly. With three days to go before we bid 2018 go...
Bitcoin May Breach $333,000 By 2023: Why This Prediction Isn’t Crazy18.2
There’s no denying it, the crypto industry is known for its eccentric individuals, statements, and startups. John McAfee, for example, promised to consume his family jewels if Bitcoin (BTC) doesn’t reach $1 million apiece by 2020’s end. While McAfee’s call is by far the most bizarre, especially what he wagered, he isn’t the only industry insider to expect for BTC to break out of its quintuple digi...
How Influencers Change the Market-5.8
Financial markets represent complex systems that are extremely dependent on the decisions of traders and performances of companies as well as a range of the outside factors such as politics and a social situation. Assuming that particular personalities are staying behind the changes happening to the market would be a strange thing to do, yet there are sufficient grounds to believe it might be a ca...
BTCC Co-Founder Lee Hints At $333,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Prediction For 202118.62
Through a series of tweets, starting a so-called “tweetstorm,” Bobby Lee, the co-founder of BTCC and the brother of Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, hinted at an extremely bullish prediction for Bitcoin (BTC). This tweetstorm, which began on Friday, saw Lee, a long-time cryptocurrency proponent, pose optimistic hypothetical scenarios to his social media following.
Why You Need To Know The Security Token Value Chain (aka Yet Another Stack)-7.89
As the great cryptocurrency winter of 2018 extends its grip by yet another month, anecdotal evidence at various blockchain conferences worldwide has been rife that a security token wave is on the cusp of forming. This new breed of digital assets is one that seeks to comply with existing regulators, rather than to subvert. Security tokens are are programmatically designed to be compliant with relev...
- Lost at Sea With Crypto's Nouveau Riche554.27
Draw me your your map of utopia and I’ll tell you your tragic flaw. In 10 years of political reporting I’ve met a lot of intense, oddly dressed people with very specific ideas about what the perfect world would look like, some of them in elected office—but none quite so strange as the ideological soup of starry-eyed techno-utopians and sketchy-ass crypto-grifters on the 2018 CoinsBank Blockchain C...
Mayweather & DJ Khaled Slapped by the SEC in Centra ICO Scam-7.81
Two celebrity backers of the infamous Centra initial coin offering (ICO) – notably undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled, have just agreed a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agreement will see the two celebrities pay fines that collectively amount to more than $700,000. As a result, this should be a stark warning to high profile figures that agree...
Have the “Lambo” Times Come to an End in the Crypto Market?11.39
The crypto markets are going through turbulence – prices are falling, traders are panicking and companies are losing money. Bitcoin plummets below $4,000 for the first time since last year, putting an end to the months of “stability”. Altcoins are following the same pattern. Not much ground for optimism, hah? Apparently, someone disagrees on that. Despite all mentioned above, some crazy Japanese, ...
ABC Is Winning The War As Exchanges Assign It The Bitcoin Cash Ticker, Gets Listed As BCH On CoinMarketCap2.74
It’s been a week since the Bitcoin Cash fork happened and the hash war kicked off. Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV have been battling it out to edge each other out, and this has caused serious ripple effects across the whole crypto market. Bitcoin has lost over 20% of its previous value, bring it down by over 75% of its 2017 peak value. At the moment, BCHABC seems to be winning the hash rate ...
McAfee: Bitcoin (BTC) At $1 Million By 2020 Is “Conservative”154.78
John McAfee, a well-known tech-centric entrepreneur turned crypto diehard, recently sat down with CoinTelegraph in an exclusive interview to discuss his views on the current state of crypto. Interestingly, even as prices stagnate and remain 72% under the infamously funny “McAfee Dick Line,” the eccentric crypto savant has maintained his thought process that Bitcoin (BTC) will somehow surpass $1 mi...
OKEx Wins The Crypto Exchange Of The Year At The Malta Blockchain Awards8.77
OKEx may have trailed Binance as the biggest exchange in the world by trade volume, but there was no stopping it from being declared best in the world in Malta. The exchange was named the crypto exchange of the year during the inaugural Malta Blockchain Awards. OKEx was fighting for the crown with the world’s largest crypto exchange by trade volume, Binance as well as BitBay, both of which have mo...
Malta Attracts 5,000+ Attendees in Crypto Conference, Active Market14.37
In the cryptosphere, all eyes are on Malta, as November 1 marked the start of The Malta Blockchain Summit, a much-hyped event that looks to shine a light on the ever-growing cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The island nation, which has established itself as a stand-out destination for companies associated with crypto and blockchain, also saw a big day on the regulatory front as its Virtua...
John McAfee Will Run for President in 2020 to Promote Cryptocurrency8.69
Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC)–John McAfee, the controversial an outspoken creator of the infamous anti-virus program, is back in the headlines for another round of wild statements in relation to cryptocurrency. McAfee, who has made claims in the past that range from comically bizarre to rationally bullish, has now come out with his plans to run for president of the United States in the 2020 electi...
Lionel Messi to Endorse Blockchain-Based “Finney” Mobile Phone12.82
Lionel Messi – the Barcelona playmaker that is often described as the most naturally talented Soccer player of all time, is to endorse the world’s first blockchain mobile phone, as reported by UK newspaper The Independent. The organization behind the project, Swiss-Israeli-startup Sirin Labs, claim to specialize in multi-layer cyber security through the utilization of blockchain technology.
Steem Price Surpasses $0.85 Once Again-1.25
There are some interesting things happened in the world of altcoin trading. As of right now, the Bitcoin price is still stuck in sideways momentum, but things might change fairly soon. The Steem price, for example, shows things can get pretty interesting with very little trading volume. There is a nice uptick which pushes the Steem price above $0.85 again.
Malta Blockchain Summit-3.69
The global blockchain community will meet again in Malta for the ​Malta Blockchain Summit between November 1st and 2nd. The summit will bring together 5,000 delegates, 100 speakers and 150 partners from all around the world. Speakers and guests at the event are leaders in the fields of finance, technology and innovation and will include individuals like John Mcafee, Mike Butcher, John Matonis to n...
Bitcoin Price Predictions: From Zero to a Million – What do the Experts Think?52.17
It’s been a wild year for cryptocurrency prices thus far, exemplified by the meteoric rise and subsequent crash of granddaddy Bitcoin. After cresting a high of more than $19,000 in December, Bitcoin’s price tumbled down to less than $6,300 in early February. Since then, it’s vibrated at a relatively low range while the market as a whole made several false starts.
IMF: Rapid Development of Cryptocurrencies Poses Challenges to Financial System98.36
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said the world is on the verge of another financial crash. The increased cybersecurity risk coming from the rapid development of financial technologies such as digital currencies is a reminder that the permanent evolution of the financial system requires vigilant regulators and supervisors, she added.
Malta Blockchain Summit Draws Key Players Industry-wide65.34
Through the noise of 2018’s turbulent market, the key players in blockchain have persisted with the grim resolution to build something bigger, better, and brighter. Timed precisely with the launch of Malta’s groundbreaking DLT legislation, Nov. 1st, a division of these troupers will cross paths at Blockchain Island’s inaugural, government-backed conference, Malta Blockchain Summit.
Scam Alert – John McAfee is not Giving Away a Tesla Model 3-2.09
Cryptocurrency scams have been around for as long as people can remember. It appears criminals will never stop coming up with newer ways to separate hodlers from their coins. This time they decided to impersonate a big influencer in the crypto community, none other than John McAfee. It would be rather unlikely for the real McAfee to give away a Tesla Model 3 to cryptocurrency users, but scammers a...
Cryptocurrency scammers are luring victims with Tesla Model 3 giveaways134.62
Another day, another scam. Cryptocurrency tricksters are now posing as disgraced security pioneer John McAfee to steal Bitcoin and Ethereum from unsuspecting users. But here’s the kicker: the scammers are using a shiny Tesla Model 3 to lure in victims. “If you send in 2 BTC or 20 ETH, you will get the Grand Prize: a customized Tesla 3 model [sic] signatured [sic] by John Mcafee [sic], delivery inc...
The Daily: Mycrypto Raises $4 million, Islamic Crypto Exchange Sets Foot in Malta13.75
Wallet solution Mycrypto has raised $4 million to build a platform allowing users to create new wallets, the full details of which are in this edition of The Daily. Also, the wallet advertised by software guru John McAfee, Bitfi, is removing the ‘unhackable’ claim from its branding, an Islamic crypto exchange applies for a license in Malta, and Eminem’s new album features bitcoin.
Top 5 Blockchain Conferences in Europe This Fall11.35
For cryptocurrency insiders suffering from conference fatigue, it might be tempting to block out your agenda for the rest of the fall. With many of the heavy hitters like Consensus already over, don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve seen this year’s best. In an industry moving faster than a bullet train, there’s plenty of new developments to come.