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Blockchain Goes All John Grisham

Or in this case John McAfee

Just to get you up to speed on him first Wikipedia write

John McAfee

McAfee at Politicon in June 2016


John David McAfee

September 18, 1945 (age 72)

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England


Lexington, Tennessee, U.S.


American and British

Alma mater

Roanoke College


Software developer, founder of McAfee, CEO of MGT Capital Investments Inc.

Known for

McAfee, Inc


6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]

Political party



Janice Dyson (m. 2013)


John David McAfee (/ˈmækəfiː/ MAK-ə-fee;[2] born September 18, 1945) is a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he resigned from the company. McAfee Associates achieved early success as the creators of McAfee, the first commercial antivirus software, and the business now produces a range of enterprise security software. The company was renamed to Intel Security in 2011 after being purchased by Intel, though the software still retains the McAfee brand name. McAfee’s wealth peaked in 2007 at $100 million, before his investments plummeted in the global financial crisis that began that year.

He is also a political activist who sought the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, losing to former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga, and all-natural antibiotics. He resided for a number of years in Belize, but after being suspected of ordering the murder of his neighbor Greg Faull, he left Belize for Guatemala and later returned to the United States in 2013.


Crypto Globe Reports

The seemingly never-ending drama surrounding John McAfee’s personal safety continued today as the eccentric crypto advocate announced that he has cancelled his appearance at the Blockchain World Conference due to “credible death threats.”

Tweeting to his 845,000 followers today, McAfee explained that he will instead be streaming his appearance from an unnamed location:

I have been asked by the Blockchain World Conference organizers to cancel my live appearance due to fears of audience, and my own, safety. I will be live streaming from an undisclosed location at 11:00 AM.

The conference, taking place today in Atlantic City, New Jersey, bills itself as the world’s first “truly global event,” and had booked McAfee as the keynote speaker.

With the unspecified threats reportedly endangering him and his audience, this latest security controversy has not been the first for McAfee in recent weeks.

Last month, the famous personality tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed claiming that an attempt on his life had been made – following an announcement earlier in the week that he would no longer be promoting ICOs due to “SEC threats.”

With many in the crypto-sphere and beyond paying close attention to McAfee’s crypto sentiments – some within the industry will hope that the ongoing drama surrounding the enigmatic figure does not tarnish the reputation of the space – particularly at a time when the industry pushes for mainstream acceptance.

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