John McAfee has announces his departure from his own recently launched privacy asset project, Ghost.
Within an official post posted on 19th Aug., McAfee added that, ”I am abandoning the the Ghost project, “Management is incapable of making a hit of the project,” he explained, adding, “It will, without a doubt fail.”
While explaining further, he added:
“I tried to explain the elemental principles of management, but they fell on deaf ears. My apologies to people who I led astray. Sorry.”
McAfee has bashed Bitcoin [BTC] in recent months for its lack of privacy. The tech expert began to form his own proof-of-stake, or PoS, privacy-focused asset, tweeting about the endeavor earlier on 11th April, this year. Subsequent reporting earlier in May revealed the project plagiarized content from the technical paper of PIVX, another anonymity-focused crypto asset.
“Josh is an idiot,” McAfee said within the comments under his 19th Aug. tweet, likely pertaining to one among the project’s brass. The oft-controversial tech mogul also affirmed that he plans to get rid of his two-month old Ghost tattoo following the announcement of his departure.
“John McAfee is a tech pioneer, a cool guy, and a loose canon ,” a representative from the Ghost team added on its Telegram channel shortly following McAfee’s exit tweet.
The rep added:
“GHOST is an open source decentralized project. John can help market GHOST to his network or doesn’t need to, but that doesn’t effect the GHOST blockchain whatsoever. John is in no way involved in any day to day operations, nor has he ever been involved any of the tech or building of GHOST.”
The representative added that McAfee’s name would be faraway from the project, but assured that the project’s future plans remain otherwise unaltered.