- John McAfee promoted a mysterious new venture on Twitter by poking fun at Justin Sun’s habit of hyping future announcements.
- The eccentric bitcoin bull and antivirus software tycoon shared a mock up of the Tron and BitTorrent CEO wearing a “Tron: Legacy” suit with the tagline, “Announcing the Announcement.”
- Sun rose to fame this year after paying $US4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett and inviting cryptocurrency bosses and President Donald Trump to join them, only to postpone the charity meal at the last minute, blaming a bout of kidney stones.
- Here’s a look at the crazy life of former fugitive and cybersecurity legend John McAfee.
- Here are 6 things to know about Justin Sun.
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- Here’s a timeline of the Buffett lunch saga.
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John McAfee promoted a mysterious new venture on Twitter by poking fun at Justin Sun’s habit of hyping upcoming announcements.
“I’ve been hit-and-miss in the Crypto Community for the past few months, but I’ve been doing the Lord’s work. On Monday I will have an announcement about what we have been working on non-stop for over a year. I think you will like it,” the eccentric bitcoin bull, former fugitive, and antivirus software tycoon tweeted.
McAfee followed that by sharing a mock up of Sun – the CEO of Tron, which runs the 13th largest cryptocurrency – wearing a “Tron: Legacy” suit with his company’s logo emblazoned on the chest and the tagline, “Announcing the Announcement.”
McAfee’s tweet made light of Sun’s history of promoting the release of future news. As recently as last month, Sun announced an upcoming livestream would contain announcements, and repeatedly directed his followers to tune in.
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McAfee has grabbed headlines for years. He was named a “person of interest” in Belize in 2012 after his neighbour was shot to death, spurring him to flee to Guatemala where he was arrested for illegally entering the country. After returning to the US, he posted a bizarre video titled “How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus.”
Soon after, he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and handgun possession. He also filed paperwork to run in the US presidential election in 2016, and formed his own political party. Since then he has declared his belief in bitcoin, predicting the cryptocurrency will hit $US1 million by the end of 2020.
Sun, a protégé of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, rose to fame this year after paying $US4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett, and inviting cryptocurrency bosses and President Donald Trump to attend the charity meal. He postponed the lunch at the last minute, blaming a bout of kidney stones.
However, Sun apologised on Chinese social media for overhyping himself, and Bloomberg reported Chinese authorities briefly detained Tron employees, fuelling conspiracies he was in trouble with the Chinese government.
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