The eccentric crypto enthusiast and IT entrepreneur John McAfee declared war on cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC.

John McAfee criticized the work of the European cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC. According to him, it makes suffer "millions of poor people who cannot afford the minimum buy-in since it is greater than their monthly income." McAfee went further and urged to boycott HitBTC, without specifying what made him so angry.

"I fired the first shot in the war that must be fought. Our exchanges are connected to our banks and our governments. To take down the entire system, we must first take down our exchanges. Distributed exchanges are coming. I have singled out @hitbtc becase they are the worst," McAfee wrote in his twitter.



He continued to call HitBTC in tweets to review his policy.

"I will be your worst enemy until you prove that you are aligned with our community and are truly interested in helping the poor."

According to a poll among McAfee's subscribers, 80% of 10422 voted called HitBTC's service level low.

McAfee drew attention to the fact that HitBTC ignored 12 of his appeals. One user suggested that the public attack on HitBTC by McAfee is related to the fact that crypto-exchange charges a commission for the withdrawal of tokens of the medical cryptoproject Docademic, promoted by McAfee in Twitter. McAfee himself denied that the fact that his investments in Docademic caused his attack on HitBTC.

After a few days of silence, HitBTC published an official response, in which it thanked McAfee for "raising this important problem," and explained why its fees for withdrawal are sometimes too high. The crypto-exchange explained the situation with the Docademic tokens by mentioning their high volatility and proposed to create an algorithm that would prevent excessively high commissions for withdrawal.

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