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“Get well soon John!” says HitBTC; Concern or retaliation?

Ketaki Dixit



"Get well soon John!" says HitBTC; Concern or retaliation?
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John McAfee, the popular cryptocurrency influencer, and founder of McAfee Inc has lately been in news for his opinionated comments on Twitter with respect to the cryptocurrency exchange platform, HitBTC. On June 28th, he asked his followers to Boycott HitBTC.

Although it is still unclear why McAfee chose to target HitBTC only, his recent tweet mentions “I have singled out @hitbtc because they are the worst.”

John McAfee's tweet | Source: Twitter

John McAfee’s tweet | Source: Twitter

The McAfee-HitBTC war continued with McAfee posting a strong tweet stating:

“@hitbtc I will be your worst enemy until you prove that you are aligned with our community and are truly interested in helping the poor. You have not done shit to help access the only free healthcare in the world.”

Today, HitBTC tweeted a picture that stated, “Get well soon John! Your friends at HitBTC”. This not-so-quick response from HitBTC could either be a retaliation or, however unlikely, a genuine concern for his health after he was recently hospitalized, claiming that he was “poisoned”.

This tweet meant a lot more hate comments from the users.

Luke Hightshue, a Twitter user commented:

‘Hitbtc is a joke. When they get butt hurt they are quick to react. But make people sit on tickets for ages and don’t respond”

Mcscooch910, an angry Twitter user commented:

“@hitbtc @officialmcafee how about you respond to your customers emails and fix the problems that you are causing instead of being assholes on twitter. Give your customers their money back. I see where your priorities are. Open investigation on hitbtc!!!”

Murat Bazooka, a crypto fan commented:

“R. I. P. Hitbtc 2018…”

Another Twitter user commented:

“Stay away from @hitbtc They will freeze your funds out of the blue and never answer your ticket.”

According to a recent tweet, McAfee believes that exchanges are connected to the banks and governments and in order to take down the system, the exchanges must be taken down first.

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Ketaki Dixit is a Journalism major from Jain University. She has about 1-year experience in the field and is passionate about blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency world.


Bitcoin [BTC] is still going to $100,000, claims Heisenberg Capital’s Max Keiser




'Bitcoin is still going to $100,000', says Max Keiser
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CNBC’s Crypto Trader Ran NeuNer, spoke to Max Keiser, Co-founder of Heisenberg Capital on the sidelines of the Magical Crypto Conference and discussed Bitcoin’s current trends.

Keiser said that he was bullish on Bitcoin in the long term, adding that he would be sticking by his “$100,000” prediction for Bitcoin. He stated,

“I never stopped make price prediction… I said it [Bitcoin] was going to a hundred thousand dollars and it was only a dollar and I said that all publicly… it is still going to a hundred thousand dollars”

He added that the timing of when Bitcoin would reach the mark was not important, but that it would outperform every other asset over the next 15 years. Additionally, he said that timing was only for people who were waiting to buy crypto at a better price and “that is a bad way to approach crypto.”

Keiser displayed his enthusiasm for crypto, commenting that, “Stack Satoshis… Stack SATs… you should be stacking SATs.” Giving his opinion on Bitcoin’s recent rally, Keiser said,

“I think that it goes back to when Federal Reserve issued a statement saying that they’re moving the policy to permanent quantitative easing… which means money printing without end. As you know Bitcoin is hard money, like gold, and it is going to respond well to hyperinflation and hyper-money printing.”

Further, Keiser claimed that Bitcoin bottomed when the Federal Reserve announced this a few weeks ago and that this was due to a couple of reasons. The first being Bitcoin’s upcoming halving which highlights the scarcity of Bitcoin. According to Keiser, the second reason was that the sellers were exhausted. All the above reasons, in totality, contributed to Bitcoin’s price rise, claimed Keiser.

Since Bitcoin has already proven itself as a store of value, Keiser remarked that it would be best to concentrate on Lightning Network, a layer-two scalability solution for Bitcoin and improve it as a medium of exchange.

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