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Crypto Baron John McAfee Claims He Put Up Show Together with CIA and Zombie Coin

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 09:24
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Yuri Molchan
John McAfee claims that he was paid by the CIA to find him and the agency made the offer through the Zombie Coin project team
Crypto Baron John McAfee Claims He Put Up Show Together with CIA and Zombie Coin
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As 2020 is walking the earth, some are making joke predictions about the Bitcoin price dropping below $1,000, Tron’s TRX becoming the most important crypto this year, hackers stealing crypto from all hardware wallets and Trump starting to buy Bitcoin.

John McAfee has done something different – he has stated that the troubles that the Crypto Twitter followed as a reality show about him throughout 2019 took place because the CIA had asked him to take part in them. Besides, he says that the offer was made via the Zombie Coin team. 

Anyway, thanks to those two events, John McAfee had the eyes of the community on him throughout the year.

‘Accepting an offer by the CIA to find myself’

The former antivirus mogul has tweeted that some events that happened to him in 2019 – the CIA going after him, in particular – happened on request from the CIA. The  Zombie Coin team ‘suing’ him for giving their project a bad name also seems to be part of this.

McAfee writes that Zombie Coin was just one of his companies of which he has ‘more than he can count’.


 ‘The CIA chase’

In spring 2019, McAfee spread the word that the IRS was after him since he had not been paying taxes for about eight years. Later, as per the man, the CIA joined it and he promised to reveal data compromising some of CIA agents.

The Zombie Coin whitepaper

In late August, the eccentric antivirus inventor announced on Twitter that he was hired by the Zombie Coin project to write a white paper for them. He demanded $4.5 mln for that, as well as 20 percent of Zombie Coins of the amount planned for release.

The coin’s team later on thanked McAfee for letting them participate in his ‘social experiment’ and put their website for sale at a starting price of $12. The Twitter page of the project has been inactive since November 7.

The Zombie Coin team confirms it

The Zombie Coin team says that all McAfee has said in the tweet was true. 

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at