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Entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert John McAfee is dead

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Very sultry entrepreneur and cybersecurity specialist John McAfee dead. At least this is how our colleagues from the newspaper El Pais reported Wednesday night.

As we informed you on October 6, 2020, United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) arrested McAfee, arrested in Spain on tax evasion charges. Since then, he has been in jail awaiting the extradition that was to take place.

According to a well-known Spanish newspaper, the founder of McAfee antivirus “was found dead this afternoon in Brianza 2 prison in Sant Esteve de Sesrovires, Barcelona. Prison authorities found him hanged in his jail cell. They say they view the event as Suicide While awaiting autopsy, police found no evidence of the murder The controversial businessman was 75 years old and spent eight months in a Catalan prison.

The SEC accused McAfee of receiving money to promote the ICO without disclosing that he was being paid to do so. He was also charged with willful failure to file tax returns. His bodyguard Jimmy Watson also accused of violating federal securities law anti-fraud provisions.

“McAfee and Watson took advantage of this advantage, and investors were left with digital assets that have now depreciated,” the SEC said several months ago.

John McAfee was famous in the cryptosphere, in particular, for making an insolvent bet. He actually predicted that Bitcoin will hit $ 1 million by the end of 2020. He then stated that if this is not the case, he will eat his penis before returning to his words a few weeks later.

According to him, he corrected the absurd humor:

Read on the same topic: $ 1 Million Bitcoin, McAfee Confirms Forecast (article from February 2019).

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