What will John McAfee eat if Bitcoin does not reach $1 000 000 by 2020

John McAfee, founder of McAfee Security antivirus, has recently become very interested in digital currencies.  
He is also very optimistic about  Bitcoin and often joins discussions about its rate.
In summer before the split of Bitcoin John stated that he was ready to put his own reputation and 10 million dollars on Bitcoin costing more than $500 000 within three years. Many people did not take his statements seriously.  However  today, when Bitcoin rate has exceeded  $11 000, MacAfee decided to up the stakes.
He said:

It is rather logical that cryptocurrency market is developing thanks to Bitcoin and currently we can expect its most tremendous increase.

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Interview with Mark van Rijmenam: In 2019 We Will See More Blockchain Projects Coming to Fruition

How often do you have questions about cryptocurrency that no one can answer? How many times have you had them in your head before investing in a dubious project or in the most popular cryptocurrencies? And how does this blockchain even work? We often need an assistant or an inner voice that will put everything in its place. The Coin Shark will introduce this person to you.

We ask the most relevant questions about cryptocurrency to our experts, professionals in crypto and blockchain business. Today, our “inner voice” will be Mark van Rijmenam, founder Datafloq, named global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. 

Hello, Mark. What do you think, what problems can be solved using blockchain at the global level?

Blockchain is a paradigm shift, a fundamental technology that will change every industry. Blockchain is relevant everywhere there is a trust issue (when individuals, organisations or things have to collaborate) and when there is a transaction. Blockchain is especially relevant for the financial sector and the supply chain sector, but blockchain can also be used for social good. In our latest book, Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, we discuss how blockchain can contribute to solving issues such as poverty, climate change, fraud, corruption, censorship, identity theft, etc.

What is the most extraordinary and unique project you had to work with?

Personally, I find the projects that look at using blockchain to solve real-world problems the most interesting. Projects that aim to offer us a self-sovereign identity for example, such as Sovrin or uPort, have the opportunity to change how we deal with identity. That can also be used for developing countries, as over 1,5 billion people still lack a government-issued identity. Also, those projects that aim to help the 2 billion unbanked in our world, such as Humaniq, are very important.

How can your own Datafloq project affect crypto and tech industry?

Our objective is to help the community with relevant articles on blockchain, crypto and other technologies including big data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things. In addition, we are about to launch a new project that could help in the massive fake news problem we have.

Do you invest in cryptocurrency? If so, do you prefer well-known coins or new projects?

I do have different cryptocurrencies. Whichever project I decide to participate in, I always look at what the product is that they are developing, who the team is, how long they have been working on it, what code is already there, do they already have an alpha or beta version, etc. For me to participate in a new project means that I need to have a very good understanding that the project is capable of achieving what it wants to achieve.

Your forecast: what future awaits crypto industry and all holders of cryptocurrency in 2019?

Hopefully, 2019 will see a more stable environment due to global regulations being put in place how to deal with ICOs (although I am aware that it takes time to achieve that). In 2019, we will also see more blockchain projects coming to fruition and delivering real-world products and services. Slowly, the decentralised ecosystem will become to appear as the technology required for that becomes ready. 2019 will be a very interesting year!

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The Amount of Bitcoin ATMs All Over the World Has Reached 4000

As we have mentioned earlier, the number of ATMs which support Bitcoin was growing pretty fast. At the time of writing of our article, there were around 3.5 thousand BTC ATMs on all inhabited continents of the world. What has changed since that?

Source: Coinatmradar

Currently, the number of BTC ATMs is quickly approaching the mark of 4000 in 75 countries of the world. North America, namely the United States, remains the absolute leader in this regard, followed by Europe and Asia.  

We remind you:

Russian Police Arrested 22 Bitcoin ATMs

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The Victims of Sexual Crimes Can Use Cryptocurrency for Crowdfunding

Luckily, sexual assault and harassment are now fully recognized as serious crimes, and the victims of such crimes now have more opportunities to receive professional help. That being said, they still face multiple difficulties, one of which can be solved by crypto and blockchain.

Many people that suffered from sexual assault require financial aid, but the problem is, they need to stay anonymous both for personal and safety reasons. Thus, the victims cannot use traditional crowdfunding platforms, because in this case their personal info can be revealed.

This is where crypto platforms come into play. The blockchain technology helps to keep any fundraiser safe and anonymous. Such platforms as BitHope or Seeds, which was specifically created for such purposes, can help the survivors of sexual assault raise money for their physical and mental recovery.

Hopefully, this time crypto will serve for a good cause. We remind you:

Cryptocurrency Might Be Used to Sponsor Sex Slavery and Drug Trafficking

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AT&T and T-Mobile Are Sued by the People Affected by the Sim Swapping Hacking Attacks

The company Silver Miller has filed a lawsuit against major mobile provider in the US, AT&T and T-Mobile, accusing them of indirect participation in the theft of the crypto assets belonging to this company.

According to the press release of Silver Miller:

In many cases, telephone providers have, in fact, assisted the thieves while they stole the phone number of people and let them access financial records and account information from the victims.

The sim swapping hacker attack resulted in the theft of more than 600 thousand dollars in crypto from the firm.

This is not the first crypto-related scandal for AT&T. We remind you:

An AT&T User Accused the Company of His Crypto Losses Amounting to $224 Million

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First Mega-Block Was Created On the Bitcoin Cash Network, 32 MB In Size

Bitcoin Cash,in the run-up to its fork, surprised and pleased everyone creating the biggest block on its chain ever. BMG mining pool managed to mine several 32 MB blocks on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network.

At 8 a.m. EST on November 10, the first block at a height of 556034 was processed by BMG mining company. It has approximately 31997,634 kB (31,99 MB) in size. This block has exceeded the size of ex-largest block mined on BCH chain ever (546423; 23,15 MB).


Starting mining 32 MB blocks, BMG pool was happened to mine another three blocks. This event was spread in the social networks and forums at a speed of light. All crypto-related people were extremely excited and tested the new block. Results show that block 556034 confirmes a great amount of transactions, overcoming half of average amount of BTC transactions per day.

This event will definitely go down in history, and while everyone is celebrating it, we want to remind you

Bitcoin Cash: History and Predictions

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, November 12: Cryptocurrencies Are on the Border of the Red and Green Zones

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices

According to the Coin360 online platform, Bitcoin (BTC) gained 0.23% over the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $6410 per coin.

Cryptocurrencies are demonstrating both plus and minus:

Bitcoin Cash lost 4.35% over the past 24 hours and costs $523 per coin;

Ripple dropped by 0.16% and is $0.50 in value;

EOS added 0.57%, and its price is $5.44;

Litecoin fell by 1.44%, and its cost is $50;

Cardano lost 1.41%, and its value is $0.074;

Stellar grew by 1.31% and costs $0.27;

IOTA added 1.40%, and its cost is $0.48;

Dash increased by 0.66%, and its price is $163;

Monero gained 2.20% and costs $106.

Over the past day, Ethereum lost 0.37%. The cost of the coin is $211.

The total market capitalization is $212 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 52.5% of the total. In monetary terms, it is $111 billion.

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