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MGT Capital Investments, a New York-based firm, is renaming itself to “John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.,” in honor of its incoming CEO and Chairman, the recent Libertarian presidential contender and consumer computer security pioneer, John McAfee.
At the same time, the investment company is bringing on at least two of the most recognized names in the Bitcoin world, Erik Voorhees and Roger Ver. Ver will be serving as Advisory Board Chairman and Voorhees will act in an advisory role.
The location of the company is important, as New York State is home to the infamous BitLicense, which pushed away several Bitcoin companies. Relevant to this case, ShapeShift.io, Erik Voorhees’ cryptocurrency exchange, was among these companies who fled the state. Also, Roger Ver has often had problems entering the United States as a result of renouncing his citizenship years ago. This indicates