Named for the anti-virus software developer, John McAfee SwiftMail is a new free, peer-to-peer, proof-of-work, encrypted mail system that uses the technology underlying Bitcoin to replace email.
On the John McAfee SwiftMail website, the system is described as “the ultimate written communication privacy tool” and includes the following comment from McAfee:
“When you first meet someone, you don’t divulge your deepest secrets. If privacy doesn’t matter, would you be willing to give your wallet to a total stranger and let them go through it and write down everything they find inside? Then why on earth would we believe that if we’re not doing anything wrong, we shouldn’t care if someone has our information?”
According to a press release issued Tuesday, the system uses 0.001 SwiftCoin to send mail and attachments on any device that operates on Android, Window or Ubuntu. The mail recipient will send back the same amount in SwiftCoin to reply, resulting in a zero net cost for sending and