Ahead of ANON’s impending launch on September 10, 2018, cybersecurity entrepreneur John McAfee is lending support to the project’s ambitions with high regard.
The Miami-based privacy coin project is a fork of ZClassic and Bitcoin, with the team aiming to create a sustainable ecosystem for ANON after launch, an aspect founder Jake Greenbaum notes is exactly where other fork projects failed.
Now, McAfee has named the project amongst his two privacy coin picks, the other being Luxcoin (LUX). The entrepreneur is not listed on ANON’s advisory board, lending a touch of marketing authenticity to his tweets:
I’ve studied all security tokens. Few have survived, but far superior technology exists! We will never create ultimate anonymity with overpromised forks or mismanaged teams. I’m seriously excited about the ZCL fork to ANON on Sept 10th.@ANON_WeAreANON the new standard!
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 19, 2018
Highlighting ANON’s team in favor of other “mismanaged projects,” McAfee had earlier shared a brief video speaking in-depth about the weak security layers in place by other privacy coin projects, required to preserve user anonymity and transactional privacy, confirming his clear support for the coin:
The importance of the Anon fork of ZCL: pic.twitter.com/fLVrHFSuVo
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 18, 2018
McAfee notes his support for the project arises from the experienced team behind ANON, describing them as “developers that produce with absolute certainty.” The 72-year old believes privacy coins would play a significant role in the near future.
Introduced in April 2018 as “Anonymous Bitcoin,” the project faced huge flak initially for its supposed resemblance to Bitcoin Private, a prior ZCL-BTC fork, apart from allegations of gaining market traction by using “Bitcoin” in its name.
However, featuring masternode staking, on-chain governance, and a host of other features, the project soon differentiated itself from other forks.
The project has since rebranded to ANON – minus any fancy rebranding buildup – and prides itself on an engaged community, dedicated blockchain architects, pre-fork partnerships, and a diverse founding team.
ANON’s advisors include CNBC crypto-personality Ran Neuner, Korean social media personality Lee Jang Woo, former Ethereum legal architect Steven Nerayoff, and several others. The lineup is presumably what McAfee referred while getting behind the team.
Already having secured partnerships with TradeSatoshi and the final-stage discussions with Cryptopia, ANON shall be awarded to ZCL:BTC holders in a 2:1 ratio, meaning two ANONs to ZCL holders and one ANON for BTC holders. The team fully intends to announce more exchange partnerships shortly.
As part of creating an ecosystem for the coin, Greenbaum intends to disclose partnerships and working use cases on August 30, providing investors a 10-day space before the fork to consider investing in the enterprising cryptocurrency project.