John McAfee, the English programmer who once said he would „eat his own penis“ if Bitcoin didn’t reach a million dollars, claims that Intel is suing him for his Ghost privacy project.
According to a July 23 tweet, Intel Corporation is suing him for the use of the name „GhostbyMcAfee. Ghost is an open source privacy currency designed to make more anonymous transactions on the blockchain network, and distribution began on June 22.
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McAfee’s reputation is due to the creation of one of the first anti-virus programs and the founding of the software company of the same name in 1987. Intel bought McAfee in 2010 and has run it as a joint venture with TPG Capital since 2017.
Intel seems unhappy that John McAfee is suggesting a partnership between his privacy company Crypto Cash and the anti-virus company through the use of „McAfee“.
John McAfee commented:
„The buyers of my old company are too dumb to understand that everything I believe only benefits their now shabby product.“
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However, according to another tweet, McAfee indicated that it maintains the right to use its full name, John McAfee.
The Ghost McGhostFace
The entrepreneur asked his Twitter followers to suggest alternative names, as his variation, „GhostbyJohnMcAfee“, seemed a bit too clumsy.
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„GhostbySatoshiN,“ said the user of „Moonrider.“ „There are no legal sharks swimming around in the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.“