A hunted US fugitive, architect of antivirus McAfee and a tech titan, John McAfee, 73, told on Thursday (July 4th) at an interview with a press agency on its yacht in Havana harbor that he could help Cuba to create a new digital currency which would remain off-limit to United States, in the context of stiffer US sanctions crippling the nation’s financial transactions.
In point of fact, latest comment of McAfee, the long-cherished creator of world’s first anti-virus back in 1980s, eponymous, on a new digital Cuban currency came forth just a few days after reports had revealed that Cuba had been assessing viability of crypto currencies in order to execute anonymous transaction amid a chain of US bans.
Adding that he had already made a formal offer to Cuban officials to create a new digital currency ‘free of cost’ which would be allowing the nation to exercise valid financial transaction despite a US ban on its Soviet-style economic system, the 73-year-old deserted, accused of tax fraud in United States, said in the interview, “It would be trivial to get around the U.S.
government’s embargo through the use of a clever system of currency. So, I made a formal offer to help them for free ... on a private channel through Twitter”.