Personal security is one of the great issues that concern society. In this sense, the two-time presidential candidate John McAfee announced that his phantom cryptocurrency project is complemented by a totally secret 4G phone service.
The project entered the testing phase at the beginning of this July. However, its official launch will be in September. The service known as Ghost Cell Phone Data Service, will be available for fifty countries.
Likewise, the 4G phone project will not need a SIM card, so it aims to be completely undetectable. For this, the service has the use of eSIM technology to supply the first.
What is the eSIM technology that covers the Ghost Cell Data Phone about?
To get an idea of what eSIM technology will be used by McAfee’s phantom phone and cryptocurrency project, just compare it to traditional SIMs. Basically, an eSIM is, as its name implies, an electronic SIM. This means, of course, that it is not physical.
It differs from traditional SIM in that these are tiny chips that are used to authenticate the user’s identity. In other words, SIMs or subscriber identity moduleThey have the function of providing the manufacturer with all your personal information. It will be available to him or a third party, such as the State.
It goes without saying that this is used by totalitarian governments to violate personal security. At that moment, it is when eSIM technology becomes important, which is used in the billionaire’s telephone and cryptocurrency service.
To purchase an eSIM, you don’t need to go to a traditional telephone service. They can simply be purchased from Android or IOS stores. Once paid, the service provider sends the eSIM code to the user.
Ghost phone and cryptocurrency service will be invisible
As reported by the McAfee website, its phantom phone service would be undetectable and invisible. This is because all traffic passes through multiple servers making it impossible to trace.
Similarly, the application offers a VPN service to further strengthen security. With this, it is pursued that all the information transmitted from one phone to another is encrypted.
Together, both phone service and McAfee’s phantom cryptocurrency are part of a whole diverse ecosystem. In it, the Exchange Ghostx is also included for the private exchange of cryptocurrencies.
According to McAfee himself, his ecosystem “It includes a range of practical tools for people to protect their rights and recover their privacy”. It should be noted that the aforementioned Exchange was launched on June 21, after the launch of the Ghost cryptocurrency.
As for the Ghost cryptocurrency or ghost of John McAfee, it is a token that works through the Proof-of-Stake. This means that it is not mined like Bitcoin, but is obtained through bets, as planned with Ethereum 2.0.
Privacy, a matter of concern to everyone
With the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments, not only those of a dictatorial nature, but also some democratic ones, have taken advantage to violate the personal security of citizens. There are many cases of measures that, using the Coronavirus as an excuse, have become a threat to freedom.
To give an example, according to the laws of the European Union (EU), citizens have the right to enjoy privacy protected by law. This is established by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, in emergencies, this organism becomes inoperative.
In late March, the US newspaper, New York Times, published a paper showing alarming cases of government intrusion into security. The most notorious cases, those of South Korea and Poland.
In the second country, the newspaper says, people will receive a request from the government. In it, the geolocation service requires a selfie. If the photo is not sent within 20 minutes, the police will visit the person’s residence. This is a small but creepy case.
For this reason, initiatives such as McAfee’s phantom telephony and cryptocurrency can become a light at the end of the tunnel. At the end of the pandemic, governments are unlikely to want to let go of the social control they have achieved.
Data to consider
- ESIM technology is used in new range phones like Pixel 4, iPhone 11 Pro and Motorola Razr.
- According to information from the McAfee portal, the service will be provided to 37 countries. However, another 16 were added later, adding to the list.
- Ghost is an ecosystem that encompasses not only telephone service, but also a cryptocurrency and an Exchange service.
- The telephony service with eSIM technology will be launched next September, although it is already in the testing phase.
The information in this content has been extracted from reliable sources detailed below.:
1- Professional handling of content by the authors of CriptoTendencia.
2- External sources: digitaltrends.com, news.bitcoin.com, gdpr-info.eu, Invezz.com and nytimes.com.