John McAfee is the Founder of McAfee internet security firm, McAfee associates and has also authored a couple of books. He is popularly known for his unabashed honesty on Twitter. The Crypto-Twitter community pays a lot of heed to McAfee because of his conviction towards Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
He is the person who has supported and speculated on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for a long time. In 2018, McAfee used to release his ‘coin of the week’; for a starting couple of weeks, those coins saw tremendous growth in price due to speculation.
Moreover, McAfee was highly active on Twitter, sharing things about anything and everything more often than not. However, he has decided to call it quits from the social media platform.
John McAfee’s Famous Claims on Bitcoin Prices (Tweet)
Recently, he expressed about the distress that he has been facing from the US Government. According to him,
The IRS, using the NSA and the FBI, are harrassing my former employees (Two were given houses), my business contacts (In Mexico no less), my banks, and even my auto mechanics. I will be publishing the full audio of these harrassments soon. I invented the tech they use. I’m McAfee.
The reason for the surveillance has not been mentioned. Moreover, McAfee hasn’t been served any indictment for now that we know off. However, he unexpectedly and rather surprisingly went ‘dark’ without even sending a ‘goodbye tweet.’ The last tweet from his official account reads,
“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 be released in time.”