If you haven’t been following the exciting tales of John McAfee lately, then you’ve been missing out on another incredible chapter in his career as a cryptocurrency promoter. The libertarian U.S. Presidential hopeful appears to have gotten into another conflict with an aspiring dark coin, and they are now demanding $100 million in compensation.
The South China Zombie Research Center, who first appeared on Twitter on August 15, 2019, believes they can train Zombies, who they totally believe exist, to accept crypto payments to not eat humans. To develop that crypto, they hired John McAfee to write their white paper and promote their cause, the CZ coin.
McAfee, who does not appear to be a true believer in the zombie threat, could not refuse the deal and began tweeting his support for their project.
I believe the South China Zombie Research Center has a high likelihood of being totally fraudulent. But – they are paying me, and in the one chance in a million that they are not a fraud, I did ask them to post to the public about measures they use to keep zombies in. Here it is: https://t.co/CFFIDS0ib1
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 26, 2019
Several news outlets pointed out how crazy this all sounds, but if this is a joke, the Zombie research people and McAfee both deny it. To prove as much, McAfee posted a preliminary draft of his white paper on September 4. In it, he spends the majority of the first two pages describing the terms of his employment, and his personal belief in the project.
I was also promised a staggering percentage of the coins. The amount of cash up front that I was paid was $4.5 million usd.