John McAfee Could be Still Alive, Ex-Girlfriend’s Assertion Discloses in Netflix Documentary

John McAfee, the controversial software engineer and crypto advocate, could still be alive, according to his ex-girlfriend.


“I don’t know if I should say, but two weeks ago, after his death, I got a call from Texas: ‘It’s me, John. I paid off people to pretend that I am dead, but I am not dead,'” Herrera claims in the Netflix documentary “Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee,” out Wednesday.

A new revelation is now being made as McAfee’s ex-girlfriend, Samantha Herrera, said with all certainty that the Anti-Virus pioneer faked his own death, is still alive, and currently lives in Texas.

Back in June 2021, the world got perplexed when it was revealed that John McAfee, the controversial software engineer, and crypto advocate, was found dead in a Spanish prison.

While it is unclear how real the revelations are considering the fact that Herrera had a motive as McAfee broke her heart when she refused to elope with him. According to Herrera’s reports, McAfee told her that there are just about three people in this world that know that he is alive.

McAfee’s death did not really bring up a lot of uproar at the time because the timing of the alleged suicide was just about a few weeks after the Spanish legal authorities approved the warrant to extradite him to the United States, where he was supposed to face tax evasion charges.

While the Netflix director Charlie Russell was also shocked to hear the news again. This revelation may serve as the key basis for a more targeted manhunt for McAfee.

John McAfee is an important tech figure in both the Web2.0 and Web3.0 worlds. Besides creating the popular McAfee computer Antivirus as well as the Ghostcoin crypto project. He lived a somewhat controversial life and is more often than not always up on the wall with respect to the market manipulations. Up until the time he was declared dead, McAfee was one of the vocal advocates for Bitcoin and decentralized token innovations.

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Game over! Squid Game-inspired crypto scam collapses as price crashes from $2.8K to zero

A cryptocurrency inspired by Netflix’s internationally hit TV show Squid Game scammed investors in what appears to be a $3.38-million “rug pull” scheme.

Dubbed SQUID, the cryptocurrency plunged to almost a fraction of a cent minutes after crossing over $2,850 at 09:35 UTC on Nov. 1. The deadly drop oed following a 75,000% bull run, showcasing a greater demand for SQUID among traders after its debut on Oct. 26.

At the core of the retail craze lay the popularity of Squid Game. The scammers promoted SQUID as a play-to-earn cryptocurrency inspired by the South Korean TV fictional show in which people put their lives at risk to play a series of children’s games for the opportunity to win 45.6 billion won (~$38.7 million).

The marketing ploy helped push SQUID prices from $0.01 on Oct. 26 to over $38 on Sunday. The cryptocurrency then jumped to $90 on Nov. 1, ushering in a massive pumping round that pushed its price further to over $2,850, only to crash all the way down to $0.002 minutes later.

SQUID price pump and dump. Source: CoinMarketCap

Red flags

In the days leading up to the massive crash, traders had complained that they could not sell their SQUID holdings in the only available market, a decentralized exchange called PancakeSwap. In their defense, SQUID founders said they had deployed an innovative “anti-dumping technology” that limits people from selling their tokens against lower demand.

“The more people join, the larger reward pool will be (sic),” the Squid Game white paper read, adding: 

“Developers will take 10% of the entry fee with the remaining 90% given to the winner.”

Major news network CNBC also published the Squid Game cryptocurrency founders’ claims without omissions, insofar that it called SQUID the “very own brand” of the Netflix show.

The Squid Game cryptocurrency founders also said they were affiliated with the Netflix show as its official token partner. They also claimed that they had entered a strategic partnership with CoinGecko, a crypto data provider. However, in an interview with Cointelegraph, CoinGecko co-founder Bobby Ong refuted the claims, saying:

“[SQUID] did not meet our listing criteria, hence it will not be listed on CoinGecko. It’s most likely a scam.”

CoinMarketCap, a rival of CoinGecko, listed SQUID on its platform but warned visitors about the cryptocurrency’s dubious nature in a notice that read:

“There is growing evidence that this project has rugged. Please do your own due diligence and exercise extreme caution. This project, while clearly inspired by the Netflix show of the same name, is NOT affiliated with the official IP.”

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Meanwhile, analysts also noted that the Squid Game token founders had no profiles on LinkedIn, with Twitterati Crypto Tyrion ruling SQUID as a “100% rug pull.”

It now appears like a “game over” scenario for the SQUID bag holders. 

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