Infamous crypto influencer and self-exiled US Presidential Candidate John McAfee has announced via his Twitter account that he has “gone dark”, fearing for his personal safety, triggering speculations of various conspiracy theories online.
His official account informed that McAfee would go offline and that his staff would take over his social media account.
Some have claimed that he has already been separated from his wife, and is either “in the custody of US Federal Agents or on the run in or near the Bahamas”.
BREAKING: John McAfee is currently either in the custody of US Federal Agents or on the run in or near the Bahamas.
He was last seen leaving a prominent crypto persons home via boat. He is separated from his wife at the moment. Sources are claiming that he is in federal custody. https://t.co/Wr7v28DeVu
— Mike Dudas (@mdudas) May 16, 2019
In response, McAfee himself has denied his capture, defiantly claiming that he was still “joyful and free as ever” with happy photos together with his wife.
Those who read "go dark" as "incarcerated" shouldn't play lotto this week. Here's @officialmcafee & @theemrsmcafee safe and sound in their new backyard as defiant, joyful and free as ever. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/e3T8wirhge
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 17, 2019
No stranger to scandal, McAfee had declared himself to be on the run earlier this year, refusing to pay taxes and taking flight on his own personal boat out at sea in international waters, where he insisted he would continue his US Presidential campaign.
He has not been able to stay out of the limelight long, however. In the time since then, he has launched a crypto earning app, and his own branded Bitcoin Visa debit cards.
Last week, he claimed that the US government wanted to silence him, suggesting that he knew too much. McAfee claims to know the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.
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