Cybersecurity expert John McAfee claims that enemies tried to poison him, sending him to the hospital. He has also just announced a new cryptocurrency wallet.


It’s been a crazy week for John McAfee, even by his usual standards. The cybersecurity mogul is well known for his colorful tweets, where he’s willing to say anything that passes through his mind.

Claims Enemies Poisoned Him

The Twitter account of John McAfee was silent for a number of days, which is highly unusual for the maverick. Then he posted a tweet earlier today that fell like a bombshell.

In it, McAfee says that he had spent the last three days in a hospital, essentially fighting for his life. The cause of the hospitalization, he claims, is that enemies tried to poison him.

In the tweet, he says:

I apologize for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina and just woke up. My enemies maged to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back.

In a subsequent tweet, he says he knows who was behind the poisoning. McAfee also said that a reckoning will be had as those responsible will “soon understand the true meaning of wrath.”

John McAfee Launches a New Wallet

Five hours later, McAfee was back on Twitter. This time, he proclaimed the launch of a new ultra-secure wallet that’s built by Bitfi. The Bitfi Wallet promises to feature greater security than any other wallet and is automatically updated.

The press release for the new wallet also states:

While most wallets store a 24-word memory key to access funds, the Bitfi Wallet allows wallet holders to store an unlimited amount of funds, without possibility of loss or theft, by utilizing a proprietary and open-source Bitfi algorithm that calculates the private key with a powerful onboard CPU from the user’s own unique secret phrase. The private key only exists for a fraction of a second, just long enough to approve the transaction and is never stored anywhere. The user- created phrase is impossible for others to guess but easy for the wallet holder to memorize.

The press release for the Bitfi Wallet adds:

Unlike other wallets, the Bitfi wallet cannot be tampered with. If it is ever lost, stolen, taken apart and forensically analyzed, the private keys cannot be retrieved, making the wallet safe to purchase from anyone within the network of authorized distribution dealers. Because the Bitfi algorithm is completely open source, users can easily obtain their private keys without any reliance on 3rd parties, including Bitfi itself. Furthermore, instead of having to access each currency from individual folders or multiple wallets, users can view and control all of their digital currencies and assets in one place via the Bitfi dashboard.

Overall, it’s been an eventful week for John McAfee. First, he winds up in the hospital for several days. Then, he announces the launch of a new wallet just a few hours after notifying his followers of his recent ordeal.

Do you wish your life was as interesting as McAfee’s? Let us know in the comments below.


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