As was reported this past week, Cuba is apparently reviewing a bespoke crypto. According to Cuban Economy Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez, his ministry is, “studying the potential use of cryptocurrency…in our national and international commercial transactions.”
McAfee offered his assistance in a tweet, a method of communication that has become a staple vehicle for policy announcements.
Cuba is planning to use Cryptocurrency to get around the 63 years of economic strangulation imposed upon 14 million Cuban people by the insanity of the US Government. Finally, a large scale, real world application for Cryptocurrencies. If Cuba wants my help, I am here. pic.twitter.com/zgHUNwRcdE
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 3, 2019
McAfee is currently, or at least he was recently, visiting Cuba.
How to smoke a cigar while drinking Cognac at the Havana Club bar. pic.twitter.com/INIFaBRFM7
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 7, 2019
McAfee has been in an extended form of exile from the US. It has been reported that the former cybersecurity entrepreneur has not paid US taxes for years.
McAfee also believes he is under surveillance by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Video of the CIA’s idiotic surveillance of us. We were watching a white van do constant U-turns on the road outside our boat. We finally went outside with camera and started recording. Idiots saw us but did one more U-turn before speeding off. Your tax dollars are paying for this pic.twitter.com/6bhyq4RGXI
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 8, 2019
Alongside his offer to guide Cuba’s possible project to launch a crypto, McAfee has also declared he will run for US President as a Libertarian.
Meanwhile, Cuba remains a target of US economic sanctions. The Trump administration has shifted its policy approach to the erstwhile communist nation. Cuba remains one of the few remaining friends of Venezuela in the region, another target of US sanctions. Venezuela and Iran are two countries that have considered cryptocurrencies as a possible method to avoid crippling economic sanctions for the rogue regimes.