The US entrepreneur and serial cryptocurrency advocate John McAfee have fled the country to conduct his presidential campaign in 2020, he said in a video declaration January 22nd. McAfee claims to have been indicted by US tax authorities and to plan its campaign from a boat in international waters.
The controversial figure of the cryptic community, who plans to run for the president of the United States next year, said he had learned that a grand jury had been summoned against him by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) .
While he said he did not know the exact nature of the charges against him, McAfee added that he had not paid taxes in the last eight years.
"I did not make any secret of it, I did not submit any refunds", he said in the first of the numerous video blogs uploaded on Twitter on Tuesday, adding:
"The IRS has summoned a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge me, my wife […] and four of my campaign workers with unspecified felonist IRS crimes. "
McAfee was speaking from a boat in an unknown location, reportedly international waters, from where he said he would lead the presidential campaign through the use of proxies on the territory of the United States.
The technology magnate has made a name for himself as a sincere supporter of cryptocurrency in recent years. Perhaps more sadly, he publicly bet "I will eat my d ** k on national television" if the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has not hit $ 1 million by 2020.
This particular bet has spread beyond social media, even with a dedicated monitoring website to keep the public aware of what McAfee is likely to follow.
Other activities have been less successful. Last year, McAfee approved Bitcoin's "inaccessible" Bitcoin wallet, similarly betting on the online community that no one could compromise.
When someone, obviously, did a battle on social media, Bitfi eventually withdrew his security requests.