In the wake of Donald Trump’s viral tweet denouncing bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, John McAfee has come rushing to its aid. In a series of tweets, the crypto evangelist has ridiculed the U.S. president’s comments regarding the use of digital currency to facilitate criminal activity.
While McAfee is making valid points here, there is a significant elephant in the room. Namely, that the cybersecurity guru is quite open about flaunting U.S. law, as he currently claims to be on the run from the IRS. McAfee also admits to purchasing drugs and has solicited other illicit services through the medium of bitcoin and cryptocurrency.