McAfee said that the U.S. representative tokens will be listed on his exchange McAfeedex so people can find out what their "representative is really worth."
The former antivirus tycoon John McAfee is at it again with a new project that is directed at the U.S. political system. According to McAfee, his team is tokenizing all 535 members of Congress in order to sell them on an exchange. On January 4, McAfee tweeted: "The tokens will be listed on McAfeedex.com on March 1st, with every token set initially at one penny — Then let the trading begin — Find out what your representative is really worth on the open market." McAfee also shared a Twitter account called @Buycongressman for people to follow the new political token project. Both McAfee and the new Twitter account, created this year, explained that the team building the tokens have received flak from the government.
The @Buycongressman said that "No one in Congress would cooperate with us [and] lawsuits were threatened if we proceeded." The account added that the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) had "threatened criminal charges if we also included POTUS (President of the United States) candidates – Insisting it's 'Manipulating Elections.'" Despite the threats, the Twitter account stressed that in May it would be adding POTUS candidates. McAfee's new project underlined that the team is "applying blockchain to the political process" by tokenizing political leaders. Another @Buycongressman tweet stated:
"We'll show, mathematically and scientifically, how power grows, accumulates and flows throughout politics. We'll link news, decisions, and actions to perceptions in the minds of American voters."