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A libertarian – John McAfee is not sure of the need for regulations

Sthuthie Murthy



A libertarian - John McAfee is not sure of the need for regulations
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John McAfee, the world’s leading security expert and a great online influencer sat down for an interview with Ovenized Oscillator from Crypto world news where he spoke about the current state of cryptocurrencies in terms of regulations and other things.

Is a regulation necessary or beneficial?

“Keep in mind politically I am libertarian so, I do not hold any regulations as individuals we are required to be self-regulated,” began McAfee.

If anybody signs up for an ICO that turns out to be a Nigerian scam, it is not their fault or in fact anybody else’s. That is how smart those companies are and hence it is in the user’s hand to protect themselves and not depend on the government to protect them from their stupidity or lack of willingness, John explained his opinion.

He stated:

“Life is not a safe affair, it has never been. There are risks, it’s far more life-supporting to accept those risks than to delegate your safety to some outside agency which really cannot protect you.”

Can regulations help in some ways at least a little bit?

I am not sure said, John, as he explained the whole concept according to him, the SEC continues to insist that coins are securities, they are not. By definition, I own a piece of action i.e. in theory, if I own 1% of a company, I own 1% of everything in the company. If I buy Bitcoin, does Satoshi owe me something or is there a company behind that you owe to? No, I would say it is a look-alike. Do these things need to be regulated? It’s one-way and I am not sure which type of regulation makes any sense.

What can people possibly do to jump a group of horrible ICO scam projects?

According to the speaker, John, the Internet is the greatest tool that was ever created like with the blogs, chat rooms, etc. If one is interested in an ICO, he suggests they go and read about them. There are a lot of channels and groups available where anybody can see what people are talking about it, analyze it regarding the founders, creators, open-source project, experience in the past and it is all basically huge common sense. The best way is to join the community and talk with others before jumping into any conclusion.

D-Tech Analytics, a YouTuber commented:

“Great interview. I totally agree with Mr. McAfee’s view on regulations. Regulations didn’t stop those scammed by Madoff, Bernard Ebbers or Kenneth Lay all multi-billion-dollar scams. If the same regulations that are applied to stocks get applied to crypto, the majority of the US crypto traders couldn’t continue to day trade due to the Pattern Trader Regulations. Be careful what you wish for.”

Nick Kuhl, a viewer says:

“He speaks the truth about regulations. And of course, he is quite bright. Just give the man a break when dope is just kicking in… lol.”

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Sthuthie Murthy is a full-time reporter at AMBCrypto. She has been researching and writing about the Blockchain technology for a year now. Her passion for blockchain has led her to be a part of AMBCrypto's news reporting team. She does not hold value in any cryptocurrencies currently.


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