John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee

Wilfred Michael 

Wilfred Michael

News reporter

29 July 2019,
John McAfee is Pro Bitcoin But Recently Turned Pro Detainee

John McAfee announced himself to the world in the early days of the internet because of his prowess at creating software that allowed computer users to stay safe from the activity of hackers.

In recent times, however, the cybersecurity expert has spent more of his time doing two things: promoting Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and then running away from authorities before eventually getting detained.

His escapade from the U.S government is apparently more popular than last week’s news when his official Twitter account confirmed that John was being detained in the Dominican Republic.


Well, authorities failed to highlight John’s shortcoming with a followup post by the Associated Press only revealing that they seized some various high-caliber weapons, ammunition, and military props.

Those allegedly illegal weapons in his possession thus could be the reason for his being detained. As if that wasn’t enough though, McAfee was enrolled as a detainee just four days later, saying a tweet, “My second arrest in one week - a record I think.” 

He claimed in a reply that the picture was made possible because they had smuggled a phone into the cell, marking one of the subtle notorious tactics from the 2020 U.S Presidential aspirant.

What catches the eye mostly though is that being on the run from the United States government over a tax evasion claim, and the recent round of detentions did not stop John McAfee from maintaining his pro-Bitcoin stance.

Do you remember the presidential Bitcoin tweet from earlier this month?

Well, John McAfee made a video in reply to Donald Trump’s allegations that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are primarily used by bad actors to carry out their nefarious activities.

John McAfee, in his response, reminded Mr. President that all of the technology ever invented by made including the telephone which eased the life of U.S citizens, is also used by criminals to make their operations smooth.

That according to him, is evidence that cryptocurrencies would survive and possibly last long into the future.

More recently, McAfee was back in the news talking Bitcoin’s recent failings that pushed prices a little less than $9500, after a $13,500 less than a month earlier.

We had reported earlier that the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent out letters asking citizens to report their crypto tax filings accurately. That move, coupled with other sentiments shared by the U.S government regarding Bitcoin is a form of pressure brewing against the cryptocurrency, McAfee suggested.

“Bitcoin is under pressure from the U.S., and its price reflects it. But the U.S. has no real power in controlling CryptoCurrency. Just watch. A week from today Bitcoin will continue its meteoric rise,” he said this weekend.

At the time of writing, John McAfee is reportedly in England and apparently would continue hiding from authorities until he is detained once again, either momentarily or finally in the long-term.

Pro-Bitcoiner or Pro-Detainee, what we do know for sure is that he would at every chance possible continue to support Bitcoin and the growth of the crypto industry. 


Subscribe to our Telegram and Reddit channels to stay up to date on the latest STO and crypto regulations news