The famous cryptocurrency evangelist John McAfee has reportedly gone into hiding, after enduring a supposed siege by an unknown group on his residence in Tennessee. The announcement was made via a Tweet that links to an exclusive article published by Rob Loggia, a Technical Advisor for the Mcaffee Crypto Team, in his personal website Loggia on Fire.
McAfee is one of the most influential cryptocurrency personalities in the last years. He started his career as a software developer and founder of the McAfee Antivirus company, the company that shipped the first commercial antivirus. He was a presidential candidate in 2016 supported by the Libertarian party. Now he is a cryptocurrency evangelist and investor, head of the so-called McAfee Crypto Team, promoting cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offering, reportedly charging a hefty fee per promotional tweet.
According to the article, the McAfee residence in Tenessee had been enduring some strange occurrences lately. Planes flying over the house repeatedly during the day, strange cars rounding the perimeter of his residence, that finishes in a dead end street. But the most important finding was the activity of unknown people in a neighboring house that used only like a vacation villa at certain times of the year.
McAfee lives in a very secure property. He has plenty of cameras and also a qualified security team comprised of vets with military experience and specially trained bodyguards. With all this gear, they were able to take photos of the car’s plates. They were able to search the plate numbers online, with McAfee’s influence. Most of the cars were registered with fake names.
McAfee has his fair share of enemies. He was hunted by the Belize government having his own house raided, supposedly by drug abuse and manufacturing. He has also talked against the FBI. But he had a defined culprit of who is responsible for this attack: The Securities and Exchange Commission, the financial American watchdog organization. McAfee has declared before against the regulatory competence of the said agency in respect to cryptocurrencies, and he blames them for this event.
Finally, before going underground, McAfee said:
THE SEC WANTS TO DESTROY A REVOLUTION – A MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE – BY MAKING AN EXAMPLE OUT OF ME. I CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN
Whether this is indeed an attack by the SEC or a third party or just the result of the ramblings of a paranoid man, this story only contributes to fuel the controversial nature of the personality of this man; a man that has also declared he will eat his male genitalia if bitcoin price does not rise to one million dollars by the end of 2020.