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John McAfee’s Demise a Bottleneck for the U.S. Government’s Asset Recovery Efforts

With the death of the eccentric British-American computer programmer and cryptocurrency proponent, John McAfee, the U.S. government could find it difficult to confiscate funds belonging to the tech entrepreneur. Absence of Death Certificate Stalling Further Process As previously reported by CryptoPotato, McAfee was found dead after committing suicide in a prison in Barcelona, Spain. McAfee’s death happened a few hours after the Spanish authorities authorized the...

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75-Year-Old Bitcoin Bull John McAfee Dies in Prison

John McAfee – a longtime bitcoin bull and the creator of a popular anti-virus software program that shares his last name – has died in prison. John McAfee Has Taken His Own Life McAfee had been arrested last October and was presently awaiting extradition to the United States while serving time in Barcelona, Spain. His lawyer says that McAfee took his own life by hanging. He had been charged with tax evasion after claiming that the practice of tax collection was illegal...

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Between China, El Salvador and Paraguay: A Raging Week For Bitcoin

Unfortunately, it was another challenging week in the cryptocurrency market, though this can only be said about the developments in terms of price. Elsewhere – adoption seems to be booming, especially when it comes to Bitcoin. Starting off with the price – bitcoin is currently trading at around $33,000, down about 13% in the past seven days. The cryptocurrency started off relatively flat, but on Monday, things took a turn for the worse, as BTC dropped from $36K down to $32K....

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Dogecoin is Everywhere: from Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to John McAfee

Dogecoin has become the center of attention of famous individuals once again. Mark Cuban said that his NBA team had become the largest DOGE merchant, Elon Musk made an electronic-god reference, while John McAfee used its growing popularity to defend his alleged pump and dump schemes.McAfee Touted DOGE Before MuskThe love story between the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and the popular meme coin is well-known within the cryptocurrency space. Musk has outlined his support for the asset on multiple...

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John McAfee Hit with New Crypto Fraud Charges

John McAfee – a long-time bitcoin advocate and the man behind arguably the most prominent and recognized form of antivirus software in the world – is once again facing charges from the U.S. government. McAfee Is in Hot Water Again McAfee was initially arrested last October. He is now being charged with conspiracy to commit “commodities and securities fraud,” along with several other forms of fraud relating to new digital currencies he was either developing or had already...

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John McAfee Following the DOJ Indictment: The Allegations Are Overblown

A day after being indicted for several criminal offenses, including money laundering schemes and fraud, John McAfee has called the allegations brought by US authorities “overblown.” The former software antivirus creator also defended his ICO promotions and receiving payments with the particular coins.DOJ Goes After McAfeeThe former antivirus tycoon made a name in the cryptocurrency space a few years back with the “Coin of the Day” campaign, in which he promoted certain low-cap alternative...

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Chamath Palihapitiya: Bitcoin Will Hit $200K in About 5 to 10 Years

Bitcoin has been surging as of late. At the time of writing, the world’s number one digital currency by market cap has jumped beyond the $40,000 price for the second time this month, but according to billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya, the currency is just getting started, and $40,000 is nothing compared to where he believes it will go within the next five to ten years.Chamath Palihapitiya: Bitcoin Will Hit $200,000 Within the Next DecadeIn a recent interview with CNBC, Palihapitiya...

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John McAfee is Doing Great in Prison: It’s Like The Hilton

For a lot of us, prison is a dark and scary place where no one wants to be… But we are not John McAfee.The software developer, tax evader, crypto-shiller, drugs user, whale-fucker, former US presidential candidate and crypto-shiller sent a statement to his followers sharing his experience in the Spanish prison after his arrest.Spanish Prisons are like “The Hilton” for John McAfeeAnd things aren’t so bad… In fact, according to his own words, at 75 years old, John McAfee is having a fascinating...

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Bitcoin Back Above $11K For The First Time In 18 Days: The Crypto Weekly Market Update

Another week has passed, and it’s safe to say it was an intense one. First things first, the major headline is that the US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged the owner-operators of 100x Group, the parent company of BitMEX, with illegally running a derivatives exchange.Needless to say, BitMEX is one of the leading Bitcoin derivatives trading platforms, and one would think that something of the kind would cause a big blow. Arthur Hayes and the rest of the executive team...

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