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Remembering John McAfee: Computer programmer and crypto evangelist dead at 75

John McAfee was found dead in his Spanish prison cell hours after the country’s courts ruled that he could be extradited to the U.S. to face tax evasion charges. He was 75.

He was best known for creating one of the world’s best-known antivirus software programs. The entrepreneur also made headlines in the crypto space and mainstream media for a July 2017 prediction that the price of Bitcoin would reach $500,000 by 2020. McAfee didn’t end up fulfilling the terms of an extravagant bet where he claimed he would “eat [his] dick on national television” if it didn’t happen.

Spanish officials have not ruled out the possibility

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