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Who is John McAfee?
« on: June 26, 2021, 10:07:08 PM »
Born on September 15, 1945 in England, John David McAfee is known as a British-American computer programmer and businessman. It is known that McAfee, who was born during World War II, is the son of an American father and a British mother serving at the United States military base. At this point, it should be noted that in a statement he made, McAfee expressed that he felt British as well as American.

In addition, it should be underlined that McAfee's "alcoholic" father committed suicide when the software developer was only 15 years old. Because, like his father, John McAfee is said to have committed suicide on June 23, 2021. “I wake up with my dad every day , ” McAfee said in an interview with Wired magazine in 2012 . He used his words.
McAfee earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Roanoke College, Virginia in 1967, and was later awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2008.  After earning his bachelor's degree, McAfee went to work at Northeast Louisiana State College to earn a doctorate in mathematics.  However, he was expelled from school in 1968 when it was revealed that he was having an affair with an undergraduate student.  It is stated that McAfee married this person later, but there is no detailed information about who the undergraduate student is.

McAfee is known to have made his second marriage to Judy McAfee , a former flight attendant at American Airlines . Although there is no clear information about the marriage dates of the two, it is claimed that Judy McAfee helped John McAfee a lot in establishing the company in 1987. It is known that McAfee's last wife is Janice Dyson , who is much younger than him .

↘️Business life
Although McAfee's personal and love life is turbulent, it can be stated that he has achieved a lot in his business life. McAfee worked as a programmer at NASA's Space Research Institute in New York, working on the Apollo program from 1968 to 1970. From there he moved to Univac as software designer and later to Xerox as operating system architect.

Joining Computer Sciences Corporation in 1978 as a software consultant, McAfee worked for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton from 1980 to 1982. Later, while working at Lockheed in the 1980s, he acquired a copy of Brain, the first computer virus for the PC, and began developing software to combat viruses.

In 1987, the software developer became McAfee Associates Inc., which made McAfee really known . he founded. The company was also established in Delaware in 1992 and made its initial public offering the same year. In August 1993, John McAfee left his position as CEO, but remained with the company as technical coordinator. After various mergers and ownership changes, Intel acquired McAfee in August 2010.

In addition to all these, it is known that McAfee is also a candidate for the Presidential elections of the United States in 2016 and 2020. However, McAfee fled the United States in January 2019 due to allegations of tax evasion and began living on an international boat. On October 5, 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain for tax evasion at the request of the United States Department of Justice.

While awaiting extradition to the United States in Spain, McAfee committed suicide by hanging himself on June 23. However, many people think that McAfee's death is dubious and not just a suicide.

↘️John McAfee and Cryptocurrencies
McAfee has long been known for his support of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin . Attracting attention with the claims he made when Bitcoin was still at very low values, McAfee announced on April 11, 2020 that he had started to develop a privacy-focused cryptocurrency called Ghost, which uses the Proof-of-Stake algorithm . However, shortly after the project came to life, John McAfee announced that he was leaving the project.

Following McAfee's death, the cryptocurrency ecosystem expressed its regrets and has been repeatedly stated as one of the most colorful personalities in the cryptocurrencies space.