John McAfee Poisoned By “Enemies”

Spencer Kellogg | @TheNewTreasury

After days of radio silence from cyberpunk guru John McAfee, the tech pioneer surprised his followers on Friday afternoon by releasing details of his near brush with death. Unconscious for two days in a North Carolina hospital, McAfee valiantly proclaimed that he is “more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine” on his Twitter account. Claiming that “his enemies managed to spike something I ingested,” the cryptocurrency community was abuzz with many lending their support to the much-discussed antivirus software genius.

McAfee, who has challenged the SEC and the FBI over the course of the past year, has had his fair share of real and imagined enemies attack his net worth and physical health in an attempt to quiet his dissonant voice. A former Libertarian Presidential candidate and man-on-the-run after his dust-up with Belizean police in 2012, McAfee has long been the source of heated interest from media and government agents alike. He lives in a rural Tennessee bunker that is guarded 24/7 by private security. Recently, McAfee has made headlines after speculating on a 2020 presidential run. Last month he announced the launch of a physically backed cryptocurrency called MRU (McAfee Redemption Unit).

Promising vengeance for the attack, McAfee claimed to know exactly who the perpetrators are. In usual McAfee fashion, he was quick to lash out against the would-be plotters as he posed for a photo with his wife Janice in which the pair flicked off the camera. Calling his enemies “incompetent,” McAfee grinned while his wife stuck her tongue out. By the afternoon, cryptocurrency advocates were championing the man who has become the most talked about American in the entire alternative currency space.

Earlier this year, McAfee made waves in the cryptocurrency community after using his Twitter to promote coins and tokens that he believed had potential growth in the market. Some saw the practice as unbecoming and he stopped the practice after repeated attacks on his person. This week, he made public his intentions to no longer work with cryptocurrency ICO’s after the SEC had made threats to his business.

“Due to SEC threats, I am no longer working with ICOs nor am I recommending them, and those doing ICOs can all look forward to arrest,” he wrote. “It is unjust but it is reality. I am writing an article on an equivalent alternative to ICOs which the SEC cannot touch. Please have Patience.”

By Friday afternoon, McAfee was back on his Twitter account discussing two of his favorite new cryptocurrency projects, Bitfi & Docademic. Bitfi is an ultra-secure cryptocurrency wallet that promises to be completely unhackable. Docademic, a healthcare based cryptocurrency, has seen a meteoric rise in price speculation during the past month on the back of McAfee’s support. Claiming to be ‘the only cryptocurrency that is making free basic healthcare a reality in the world,’ Docademic was featured in Forbes today.

We at 71 Republic are wishing Mr. McAfee a quick and healthy return to the cryptocurrency community and we will be updating his condition in the following days.

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