Do you have reasonably good expertise in cyber-hacking?
If yes, you would definitely like to recognise and accept John McAfee’s recent open challenge.
As according to a tweet posted on July 24, the famous antivirus software developer offers an honour of $100,000 to the person who can get along with his protected Bitfi cryptocurrency wallet.
June 21, this year, McAfee partnered with Bitfi, a hardware wallet company, to develop a digital crypto-coin wallet. The product is the final and ultimate solution for storing cryptocurrencies and crypto assets. McAfee claims that his product (the wallet) is the “first truly unhackable and open source crypto wallet.”
The dare comes in the form of a tweet which stated:
“For all you naysayers who claim that ‘nothing is unhackable’ and who don’t believe that my Bitfi wallet is truly the world’s first unhackable device, a $100,000 bounty goes to anyone who can hack it. Money talks, bullshit walks.”
The offering of $100,000 is not an allurement for the hackers to put Bitfi’s security arrangements to test. According to their website, Bitfi is confident that the wallet’s safety is unquestionable.
It’s been concluded that the tweet is more like an advertising push instead of an open challenge planned by their marketers. Hackers who might want to test their game are required to first purchase the Bitfi wallet and have a minimum of $50 in their account. Once the coins are extracted and the wallet is emptied, only then the hack would be called a successful hack. The victorious hacker can keep the coins and the crypto wallet firm will gift the person a bounty of $100,000.
It is to be noted that this is not the first time McAfee has offered outwardly scandalous declarations, it has occurred before and on many social media platforms.
The beginning of 2018 witnessed an announcement, which made it public that the software owner was being rewarded with huge amounts for tweeting posts on social media. His posts have always served as “market movers.”
When threatened by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in April, he agreed upon the fact that the payments made to him for ICO endorsements via Twitter were “embarrassingly huge.” After the incident, McAfee finally puts a stop to the advertising ICO-endorsing tweets.