John McAfee Over the Moon, Offers His Services to Cuba on Crypto


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Forgive me for harping on.....but I just love this story :D

Either John has seen better days or he was snapped coming out of El Conejo at 4am. 

....and let's look at this piece of brilliant journalism. 

"Cuba is probably only seeking to utilize digital currency as a means of evading U.S. sanctions" 

Well   ***k me!   I am gobsmacked. :o

Those dastardly Cubans! :tantrum:

That is the best reporting since Woodward and Bernstein!

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John McAfee Over the Moon, Offers His Services to Cuba on Crypto

 

 

 
John McAfee is ecstatic about the prospect of Cuba developing its own cryptocurrency and has offered his services to help. | Source: AP Photo/Moises Castillo

The nation of Cuba has formally announced plans to utilize cryptocurrency on an international scale, and one resident couldn’t be happier. John McAfee, who is currently hiding out somewhere in Havana, praised the decision by the Cuban government and offered his help.

 

Cuba is planning to use Cryptocurrency to get around the 63 years of economic strangulation imposed upon 14 million Cuban people by the insanity of the US Government. Finally, a large scale, real world application for Cryptocurrencies. If Cuba wants my help, I am here.

 
 
 
 

 

McAfee Cheers Cuba’s Foray Into Crypto

McAfee might not care what the United States thinks, but many cryptocurrency advocates may have concerns. Cuba is probably only seeking to utilize digital currency as a means of evading U.S. sanctions. Sanctioned nations like Venezuela, Russia, and Iran have allfloated the idea of using crypto as a means of trading internationally.

Venezuela has gone the furthest with its “Petro,” but it was not successful. North Korea has also been using blockchain technology. Rather than launch a coin, Kim Jong Un has preferred to go the route of mining and theft to line his coffers.

According to a report by Reuters, Economy Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez said the following regarding Cuba’s plan to utilize crypto:

 

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1 minute ago, Colt45 said:

I had to google who he is. Regardless, I'm starting my own crypto, called Nequam - give me a jangle, Havana.

Harp on, Harpo  :wink2:

Not bad. :D

I like the "ladrón"  for a Cuban Crypto

 

 

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He is not "hiding" in Havana - at least not according to Reuters ...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa-mcafee-idUSKCN1U028D?fbclid=IwAR25pAOOc2_IBwcc4XnSed9P3VOsBL04G884o3YYvdsblGDMvRjKRxaDrMs

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July 5, 2019 / 10:00 PM / Updated 11 hours ago

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution

 

HAVANA (Reuters) - On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo.

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John McAfee, co-founder of McAfee Crypto Team and CEO of Luxcore and founder of McAfee Antivirus, leaves his yacht at the Marina Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

The creator of the eponymous antivirus software in the 1980s, McAfee in an interview touted the anonymity of the digital currency while also outlining his belief that income tax is illegal and plans to run from Cuba for the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. president.

“It would be trivial to get around the U.S. government’s embargo through the use of a clever system of currency,” the 73-year-old said Thursday. “So I made a formal offer to help them for free ... on a private channel through Twitter.”

While Cuba had not responded, its Communist government said earlier this week it was studying the potential use of cryptocurrency to alleviate an economic crisis aggravated by tighter U.S. sanctions under President Donald Trump.

Countries under U.S. sanctions such as Iran and Venezuela have floated the idea of using digital currency to trade although no scheme appears to have gotten off the ground.

 

“You can’t just create a coin and expect it to fly. You have to base it on the proper blockchain, have it structured such that it meets the specific needs of a country or economic situation,” said McAfee.

“There are probably less than 10 people in the world who know how to do that and I’m certainly one of them.”

With him on the yacht are his wife, four large dogs, two security guards and seven staff for his campaign “in exile” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, McAfee said. He previously ran in 2016 and came in a distant third.

McAfee said he did not pay income tax for eight years for ideological reasons and was indicted. The Internal Revenue Service declined comment.

To avoid trial, he left the United States in January for the Bahamas. He arrived in Cuba a month ago after suspecting that U.S. law enforcement was trying to extradite him from the Bahamas.

 

McAfee is nothing if not colorful. His past includes fleeing Belize where he lived for several years after police sought him for questioning in the 2012 murder of a neighbor, meeting his wife, Janice McAfee, when she solicited him as a prostitute while he was on the run and saying on Twitter last year that he has fathered 47 children.

The cybersecurity expert said he hopes to extend his Cuban visitor visa indefinitely, breaking a U.S. ban on recreational vessels visiting the island imposed last month as well as travel restrictions.

McAfee plans to use social media, where he has 1 million followers on Twitter, to campaign for the Libertarian nomination. Thousands of volunteers wearing masks depicting his face will campaign for him back home and abroad, he said.

CUBA LIBRE

He believes Cuba would never extradite him to the United States. Both Cuba and the United States have a history of providing refuge to individuals wanted by the other country for crimes with political overtones, according to lawyer Pedro Freyre.

Yet cooperation on criminal enforcement improved since a 2014 detente. Cuba last year extradited a U.S. citizen accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Neither the Cuban government nor the U.S. Justice Department replied to a request for comment.

“They just want to put me in jail and not let me speak again,” said McAfee. “I’m not going to allow that because I have too much to say.”

Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

 

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That is an awfully small boat for:

 

With him on the yacht are his wife, four large dogs, two security guards and seven staff for his campaign “in exile” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, McAfee said. He previously ran in 2016 and came in a distant third.

 

:D

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1 hour ago, El Presidente said:

That is an awfully small boat for:

 

With him on the yacht are his wife, four large dogs, two security guards and seven staff for his campaign “in exile” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, McAfee said. He previously ran in 2016 and came in a distant third.

 

:D

From his Twitter account:

"The Freedom Boat: 6 bedrooms. 6 baths. 4,000 horse power. 4 dogs. 9 people (currently). One RIB 17' tender (carried on bow)Two years supply of food. Bulletproof. Heavilly armed. The headquarters of McAfee2020.

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2 hours ago, Fuzz said:

From his Twitter account:

"The Freedom Boat: 6 bedrooms. 6 baths. 4,000 horse power. 4 dogs. 9 people (currently). One RIB 17' tender (carried on bow)Two years supply of food. Bulletproof. Heavilly armed. The headquarters of McAfee2020.

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Wow.....nice boat

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6 hours ago, El Presidente said:

Thank God for that. 

 

I thought it had shrunk 

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The pic is a bit deceiving. His yacht is a Buddy Davis 74 Sportfish.

According to his Twitter, he's been having a great time in Havana.

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