Death Threats on John McAfee, Forced Him to Cancel Conference Appearance
Due to a series of ‘credible death threats’ on John McAfee’s life, he was asked not to attend the Blockchain World Conference being held today in Atlantic City.
McAfee, a technology expert who has been focusing much of his recent efforts on cryptocurrency, has said before that he was concerned about his assassination attempts.
According to statements posted on Twitter, McAfee was scheduled to speak in-person at the Blockchain World Conference this morning but was asked by the event organizers to appear via live stream in an undisclosed location instead due to concerns over the safety of attendees.
I have been asked by the Blockchain World Conference organizers to cancel my live appearance due to fears of audience, and my own, safety. I will be live streaming from an undisclosed location at 11:00 AM. https://t.co/hUhoKEptEI
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 13, 2018
The conference, taking place today in Atlantic City, New Jersey, bills itself as the world’s first “truly global event,” and had booked McAfee as the keynote speaker.
If previous attempts on McAfee are true, it adds credence to the notion that someone would want to do him harm. His speech would still be held at the previously-scheduled time (11am EST).
Last month, McAfee posted pictures from a hospital bed, claiming that unidentified “enemies” had poisoned him and knocked him unconscious for multiple days.
I apologize for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina and just woke up. My enemies maged to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 22, 2018
McAfee has had concerns about his safety before. In February 2018, McAfee was scheduled to be one of the headline speakers at the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Blockchain Super Conference in Dallas. He did show up and speak, but at one point his name was not on the schedule and rumors were rampant about what was going on.
A number of additional expected speakers also did not show up, which led some people to be concerned that the program had misled people. But it turned out that McAfee didn’t want his name on the schedule because he was concerned about his safety.
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