After the death of former anti-virus mogul John McAfee, an ERC20 sign called whackd (WHACKD) saw its rating rise significantly. Three days ago, the Ethereum-based currency traded less than a U.S. penny, but then the token exploded by 733% reaching more than $ 0.07 per unit. Moreover, four days ago, a mysterious website showing the excellent token appeared on the internet alluding to McAfee’s alleged “emergency plan” with a countdown.
Website Mysterious McAfee Emergency Plan Website Appears on the Website Leading People To The Contract Sign
The reported suicide of John McAfee has given rise to many interesting theories and stories over the last few days. McAfee was found dead on June 23, 2021, and the Catalan justice department in Spain told the press that “everything showed suicide.” However, McAfee’s widow, Janice and John’s close partners, stressed to the media that the 75-year-old McAfee did not commit suicide.
In addition, interesting theories and stories are starting to appear on the internet as some people have speculated about a switch theory of the dead. Additionally, reports have also linked McAfee to a secret mining farm called a Spanish “ghost hotel”. After McAfee’s death and the pile of wild theories, a website appeared on the internet for a short period of time.
The site was called britbonglogpost.com and people managed to archive the page before it disappeared. Currently the domain gives a user a server error, but looking at the archived page at archive.org shows a pop art drawing by John McAfee and a countdown. The text on the page says: “Eventual plan activated. Something big is coming. “The text is written over the timer, which took about 28 days to reveal something.
Below the time point, is an Etherscan address to the whackd (WHACKD) token contract McAfee announced on 11 November 2019. The token is an ERC20 coin launched on the McAfee Dex platform for trading. Etherscan shows that currently a maximum supply of 790,184,970 is among 30,587 owners. Under the Etherscan URL of britbonglogpost.com highlighted in neon-green, the website also says:
All the right people are afraid. They should be.
Whackd Token Launches Over 700% This Week, Phony Whackd ERC20 Ensonets Appear
McAfee has told the crypto community about the battered token on various occasions. When McAfee unveiled the battered ERC20, the ad featured a picture of Hillary Clinton. Whackd must be deflated and burn tokens while transactions are being spent. “10% of all transactions will be burned (WHACKD!) + 1 in 1000 transactions will be burned (WHACKD!),” The coin’s announcement said.
The joke behind the battered token is linked to the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged suicide. After the launch of whackd, McAfee revealed a contest “Epstein didn’t kill himself,” and he said the winners of the contest will receive 10% of the coin’s supply at the time. Then a few weeks later on December 1, 2019, McAfee shared the fact that he received a tattoo of the text “$ WHACKD” on his arm.
The hit token didn’t get much attention in 2019 and the following year. The price of WHACKD traded less than a penny on June 24, 2021, but the next day, McAfee’s currency grew by 733% and reached an all-time high (ATH) of $ 0.075 per unit. Since the ATH, the value of the currency has shed more than 46% and it is currently changing hands against $ 0.04 per unit. Over the past 24 hours, the whackd sign has seen $ 2.4 million in global trading volume at Uniswap.
Unfortunately, in addition to the legitimate whackd (WHACKD) a token launched by McAfee, some fraudulent signs originating from Ethereum and the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) appeared on Uniswap, Pancakeswap, and advertised on forums. Originally, the real beaten token was available only through the McAfee Dex platform. However, at the time of writing, the McAfee Dex website does not work and leaves redirects to other McAfee websites.
Anyone who exchanges the huge token must be very careful and double check the legal contract address. Traders need to understand that there are many copied ERC20s with the same “whackd” character name used to deceive people. During research on this topic, Bitcoin.com News ran through three fake tokens ETH and BSC and four fraudulent ads posted by ads on Reddit.
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