John McAfee, the eccentric cryptoccurrency advocate and cyber-security pioneer has once again signalled his commitment to the crypto cause by announcing his plans to pay for every signature to the charter known as The Declaration of Currency Independence.
Paying in $30,000 into an escrow account - McAfee announced via a tweet this afternoon his intent to cover the ETH transactions fees required to sign the online charter:
So everyone understands my commitment to The Declaration of Currency Independence: I have paid, and will pay everyone's transaction fees for signing this document on the Ethereum Blockchain. I have pre-paid $30,000 into an escrow account. Please sign.https://t.co/kHnMiGICmJ— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 25, 2018
The declaration, a project of McAfee's crypto team, is a rousing call for the world to break free of traditional financial institutions and move on from the “obsolescence” of state-controlled fiat currency.
Describing how state control of the supply of currency has historically been an unavoidable and necessary evil, the charter explains that with the inception of the digital age a:
“viable escape has come in the form of provable and irrefutable math through the expenditure of energy -- Bitcoin and its derivative cryptoassets.”
And - concluding the libertarian manifesto - the declaration enjoins signatories to commit themselves to the cause:
“This Declaration of Currency Independence is a direct response to the continued manipulation and destruction that stems from the deliberate degradation of Value across the whole of humanity. We, the undersigned, will dedicate our lives building networks and systems that restore the Integrity of Value and directly challenge the authority of those who seek to destroy Value.”
Undoubtedly a figure of substantial influence in the crypto community, many within and outside the crypto world have balked at his eccentric behaviour in the space since his huge following has developed. This latest move however, might serve as a reminder that he remains - in his own unique way - a true believer in the cause.