The One and Only John McAfee Releases Own USA-Flagged Bitcoin Debit Card, Accepted Everywhere
One of the biggest names in the crypto ecosystem, John McAfee, has announced that his new cryptocurrency debit card will be privacy and anonymity-focused.
One thing I forgot to mention about my upcoming Visa/Mastercard Crypto Debit Card: I retain the privacy and anonimity inherent in Crypto. We ask only what name you want on the card and what address you want it shipped to. P.O. boxes are acceptable. pic.twitter.com/tkW5ky1jBs
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 28, 2019
Earlier this month, McAfee posted a tweet claiming that he just completed his first functional transaction using his cryptocurrency debit card by scanning the code on the back with his wallet and transferring Bitcoin to buy drinks for his development team.
McAfee also encouraged users to send BTC to his wallet address shown on the back of his card for testing. It seems like McAfee received too many test transactions, posting a screenshot of his wallet a day after as well as dissuading his followers from sending more Bitcoins for testing.
“When I suggested in my last tweet that naysayers saying the scan code on the back of my Bitcoin Visa card was not even real, should just try sending Bitcoins and see — sure as heck, the BTC started arriving. I insist on this stop. Already the IRS hates me.”
Details of how the card will work and the banks that are going to support remain either vague or unknown. Besides, the fact that MacAfee relationship with US authorities has suffered blows on various occasions in the past, makes investors wonder how he will pull this one through. There is still no clear launch date, though McAfee previously mentioned the card would be available before the end of summer.