John McAfee, the Founder of McAfee Associations, a software company, and a well-known crypto influencer has endorsed a wallet whose CEO was previously under the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] scanner.
The CEO of Bitfi, Daniel Kehsin, was previously the CEO and President of D.S Healthcare Group, Inc. The company’s board and management sought for the Federal Government in order to protect the shareholders after Daniel unlawfully took control of the D.S Healthcare Group, Inc.
The company states that Khesin seized control of the company after unlawfully claiming that he had votes from the individuals who had a majority of the company’s outstanding common stock. Khesin further dismissed the Board of Directors of the company and announced that he would be creating a new one with his claims of having the majority votes. Following which, the board stated that this was a violation of Federal Securities law which required him to disclose the facts regarding the event.
Khesin also failed to issue a notice and holding a shareholders meeting before dismissing the company’s board. He was accused of accessing emails of the board member without any authorization and refused to give the employees full access to the computer network to do their work. He further used the computer networks to seek information to use against the board members. Furthermore, he defamed the audit committee and Chief Executive Officer by releasing a press statement.
Following this, the case was handled by the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida. The District Judge, William P. Dimitrouleas granted ‘Motion to Terminate Fox Rothschild and to strike Verified Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction’.
Along with this, CryptoPujeet, a Redditor said that Bitfi wallet which claims to be unhackable and promoted by John McAfee is just a ‘marketing gimmick’. The ‘unhackable wallet’ claims to be an open-source wallet but has not released the code which is contrary to the statement.
“BitFi’s CEO one Daniel Khesin was under the SEC scanner wherein he is alleged inter alia to have violated duty to shareholders, physically taking control of the company’s headquarters and misappropriating company’s property after his termination from the company.”
He further commented:
“Last but not the least, any crypto company choosing to hire McAfee for promotion needs to be seen with suspicion. Its really guilty until proven otherwise. No one is in a hurry to forget all the PND scams McAfee has been involved in. Since the SEC’s crackdown on celebs promoting ICOs and shitcoins, his stream of income has died down and this is nothing but a meek attempt to revive his image by promoting the least secure hardware wallet product out there.”
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Coinbase is a huge net positive for not just cryptocurrencies, but for the world, says Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver
Roger Ver, a well-known Bitcoin Cash influencer and CEO of Bitcoin.com, spoke about the controversy surrounding #DeleteCoinbase campaign, where he stood by the exchange. He also explained the reason behind why he does not consider BTC to be Bitcoin, in an interview with BreakerMag.
Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange platform, recently made an uproar in the cryptocurrency market over acquiring Neutrino, a blockchain analytics firm. This acquisition resulted in the majority of the cryptocurrency space joining the #DeleteCoinbase movement as the Neutrino team was previously associated with Hacking Team. More so, it was further revealed that the acquisition took place because Coinbase’s providers were selling its data to outside sources.
However, while the majority of the space was chanting #DeleteCoinbase, Roger Ver, on the contrary, spoke in favor of the exchange. On his official social media handle, Ver had stated that the exchange has made a lot of contribution towards driving the adoption of the cryptocurrency space and that space should “be grateful despite a few poor decisions along the way”, adding “Don’t #DeleteCoinbase”.
In the interview, Ver was asked whether Neutrino’s association with Hacking Team did not bother him, and the reason behing why he chose to stay beside the exchange. To this, Ver stated that he was “incredibly troubled” with the association, adding that this was a “really stupid mistake”. He went on to state,
“But people make mistakes sometimes, and I don’t think that it was an intentionally bad mistake on Coinbase’s part. Once they saw the error of their ways, they fixed that. And Coinbase has onboarded millions and millions of people to cryptocurrency. I think Coinbase is a huge net positive for not just cryptocurrencies, but for the world.”
This was followed by Ver speaking about the reason behind his belief that BTC is not Bitcoin. Ver has been previously criticized because of the same topic, so much so that there were people who were considering taking legal action against him. This was because of propagation that Bitcoin Cash [BCH] was the real Bitcoin.
On this, Ver stated there were several people who have called him a “scammer” because of this, adding that there were barely any who was up for an argument, instead of name-calling. He also stated that there was a possibility of him believing that BTC was indeed the real Bitcoin, but stated that there weren’t “any arguments that are compelling at this point”. He said,
“I came to those conclusions based on the logic and reason and evidence and arguments that favored those positions. And if someone wants to try and convince me that BTC is bitcoin, even though it’s not a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, I will listen to those arguments and evaluate them based on their merits.”
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