As John Mcafee was missing out on the Internet action, the seemingly blunt mouth is now caught up in a controversy. As he tossed a FUD on Binance, a popular Bitcoin, and altcoin exchange, it backfired and the outage didn’t go so well for him.
On 7th February, Binance unexpectedly shut down trading as it faced a technical issue. With the market already crashing it was nightmarish for traders or for the ones who have stored all of their assets on the exchange wallet. However, the company was very proactive about the entire situation and kept the users updated on the entire situation.
“Due to a significant increase in users and trading activity, Binance will need to extend the System upgrade and is expected to be completed by 2PM (UTC).
Our team is working hard to complete this upgrade as quickly as possible. We will make an announcement to all users if completed ahead of schedule.
Withdrawals and trading during this period will remain suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”
However, even the clarification and pro-activeness didn’t help as FUDsters including John Mcafee to take control over the situation and remark on the things to seek attention. Well, John Mcafee wanted to keep his Twitter followers up-to-date and stated that:
If you follow John Mcaffe’s Twitter account, you will know one thing for sure is that he never stays away to pass rumors and controversial statements. But Binance was quick enough to respond to his tweet and handled the situation professionally,
But playing his journalist role, Mcafee did not give up and again went ahead to fling another FUD to the not hacked Binance. The question he tweeted was hard-hitting.
And of course, as John Mcafee asked, Binance hit back and stated:
Binance should be lauded for keeping things professional as well as for replying in a manner that nullified Mcafee’s tweets.
For those who haven’t heard of Mcafee before he has been accused of using his Twitter account to extort altcoins, and since Mcafee believes he himself is the biggest promoter of Blockchain, he shouldn’t be reminded how a public ledger is itself just a few clicks away.
A brief About John Mcafee
John Mcafee is a computer programmer and founder of Mcafee Associates which he led till 1994 and hails from Britain. In 2016 he was appointed chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investment which since then been shifted to mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
According to his twitter account, he’s a crypto visionary and believes blockchain has a huge to play in cybersecurity. He also predicted that Bitcoin would be $500,000 within three years but how true is that prediction is yet to be seen.