John McAfee calls for a boycott of Hitbtc

Cryptocurrency exchange Hitbtc is in the crosshairs of John McAfee…

The rising power of cryptocurrency exchanges has been a hot topic in the community these past few months, and it’s something we looked at in more detail here.

What’s clear is that it’s an issue that’s not going away, and also one that is becoming more well known.

Wading into the debate now is John McAfee, one of the highest profile and most outspoken voices in the crypto community. He’s aimed his ire both at crypto exchanges in general, and specifically at Hitbtc, one of the largest out there. In fact, he’s called for an outright boycott of Hitbtc in one of his latest Tweets…

 

What’s his specific beef with Hitbtc? The specifics are unclear, but McAfee doubled down in a second Tweet…

The only sign of a specific response from Hitbtc has come in this Twitter exchange here…

 

Aside from that, there’s been no formal response. But we’ll keep an eye on the story and update as we get more…