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June 05, 2018, 10:40:35 AM
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Eccentric cybersecurity pioneer and initial coin offering (ICO) promoter John McAfee says that he is releasing a physical cryptocurrency called the “McAfee Redemption Unit” (MRU).

The currency, announced on Twitter and confirmed by McAfee in a subsequent interview with regional outlet Crypto-News India, appears to be distinct from McAfee Coin, which launched last year to little market demand and appears to no longer have a working website.

The physical notes come in seven denominations, ranging from 1 to 500 MRUs. Four of the notes feature pictures of McAfee in various stages of undress, including one in which he is surrounded by women, his nose covered in white powder (it’s a screenshot from this video). The other three MRU notes feature pictures of Bitmain founder Jihan Wu, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce, and Bitcoin.com owner (and Bitcoin Cash promoter) Roger Ver. It’s not clear if these three figures gave their consent to have their likenesses featured on MRU notes.


More here, https://www.ccn.com/eccentric-ico-promoter-john-mcafee-says-hes-releasing-a-physical-cryptocurrency/

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"There’s a case to be made that the redemption process is perhaps even more convoluted than attempting to withdraw USD from Tether. According to a message printed on the notes, they can only be redeemed in person in Mexico during a two-hour window each day, at which time the owner will be given a particular date, time, and location in the United States in which he or she will be able to meet with McAfee. Individuals, incidentally, may only redeem 100 MRUs at a time."


This is reaching a new level of incomprehensible. I've seen a blockchain mention in that article. It says nothing about which blockchain.

And there's no way I want to spend a second in his personal presence even if it means losing a million MRUs.

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"There’s a case to be made that the redemption process is perhaps even more convoluted than attempting to withdraw USD from Tether. According to a message printed on the notes, they can only be redeemed in person in Mexico during a two-hour window each day, at which time the owner will be given a particular date, time, and location in the United States in which he or she will be able to meet with McAfee. Individuals, incidentally, may only redeem 100 MRUs at a time."


This is reaching a new level of incomprehensible. I've seen a blockchain mention in that article. It says nothing about which blockchain.

And there's no way I want to spend a second in his personal presence even if it means losing a million MRUs.

This must be some sick joke by him. We should make our own cryptocurrency and say it's only redeemable on some small Pacific island, so that you have to rent a boat or bring your own, and you have to come during office hours and bring a bottle of booze and a bag of weed with you. Booze and weed is non refundable.

I just noticed he put Roger Ver on one of the highest notes. That's blasphemy! Not to mention John's ugly mug on so many of them. If you put a bunch of those in your wallet it's going to come alive and start snorting lines.
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We should make our own cryptocurrency and say it's only redeemable on some small Pacific island, so that you have to rent a boat or bring your own, and you have to come during office hours and bring a bottle of booze and a bag of weed with you. Booze and weed is non refundable.

Hey, you should get in touch with him and suggest that. Before you know it you'll be on Team Mcafee. This seems to involve drinking and toking at his dining table and taking an assault rifle to the toilet.

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