John McAfee is undoubtedly a man of the people. He loves his crypto fans. He loves cryptocurrencies and he loves Docademic for its revolutionary concept of making healthcare cheaper, accessible and efficient on the blockchain. But John McAfee does not love the HitBTC exchange at all.
His reason for picking a new fight with HitBTC, is that according to him, the exchange has become what decentralization set out to fight: power. According to McAfee, HitBTC is wielding to much power and has increased the suffering of millions of poor people who cannot afford the minimum buy-in to the exchange since it is greater than their monthly income. The exchange currently charges a fee of 0.0006 BTC on each deposit irrespective of the type of cryptocurrency. This is the equivalent of $4. There are also a bunch of fees at the exchange.
McAfee elaborated this point of view through the tweet below:
The crypto exchanges have become the thing that we have originally fought against. Their power is immense. Hitbtc, for example, has increased suffering for millions of poor people who cannot afford the minimum buy-in since it is greater than their monthly income. Boycott them.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 28, 2018
A lot of McAfee’s fans agree with his views and observations with regards to the behavior of HitBTC. One Twitter user was quick to comment that once exchanges become popular, they get drunk with power to the point where they disregard the little guys that help them get there in the first place. According to the user, decentralization of exchanges is the only way of getting rid of power hungry exchanges.
Another user expressed how he had a 7 month battle with the exchange just to get his coins back. His tweet was as follows:
HitBTC are professional Crooks! I have been fighting with them to get my coins back and it took me 7 fcking months on which I had to listen tons of lies from them. Stay away from HitBTC!
— Matt Ag (@matteios) June 28, 2018
After this outcry by McAfee’s fans, he went on to declare total war on HitBTC when he said:
“Hitbtc I will be your worst enemy until you prove that you are aligned with our community and are truly interested in helping the poor. You have not done shit to help access the only free healthcare in the world.”
John would later conduct a survey on his site asking if HitBTC has offered good services. So far, the survey has 80% respondents who said that the service at HitBTC was not that pleasant. The number is sure to go up with time as McAfee continues his crusade against the exchange.
In summary, it seems McAfee has declared that he will take down the system that is corrupt power at the exchange known as HitBTC. By locking out investors who cannot afford the buy-in to trade at the exchange, HitBTC has made an enemy in McAfee who has asked us to boycott the exchange because it is the worst. Perhaps this is why he wants to run for president: so he can fight for the rights of everyone.
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