John McAfee to run for president in 2020 but with the aim of solely promoting cryptocurrencies
Earlier in the week John McAfee, the notorious creator of the infamous anti-virus program, has yet again made headlines as he has gone on to make some really interesting comments for the cryptocurrency.
McAfee, a man who has in the past made several comments that have been termed really absurd to rationally bullish, has made yet another such comment as he announced his aim to run for president of the United States in the 2020 election.
In an interview with Cointelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on the 1st of November, the founder of McAfee Antivirus Software revealed that he wishes to run for president “around a libertarian platform,” after which he would use the publicity gained by the national stage to present cryptocurrencies to an even larger audience, he also said that he is confident, “no one will elect [him] as president.”
McAfee commented that his pro-crypto stance is mainly based on the concept of “personal freedom,” stating that in his coming bid for the presidency he wants “to talk about personal freedom and how cryptocurrency can help us achieve that.”
In a statement, McAfee explained that by running for president he does not aim to win, instead, he wishes to gain a large public platform for promoting decentralized cryptocurrencies, according to him:
“That’s [crypto] all I’m going to talk about. See, I don’t want to be president. I couldn’t be…no one’s going to elect me president, please God. However, I’ve got the right to run.”
McAfee first announced his intention to run for U.S. president in 2020 in order to support the crypto community and promote crypto in early June 2018.
In the interview, McAfee also said that he still remains adamant on his prediction from last year, when he said that Bitcoin (BTC) shall reach $1 million by the year of the U.S. presidential elections. However, McAfee also explained that the value of U.S. dollars in today’s date will differentiate by then making $1 million a very achievable target for BTC, as he claims fiat currencies will logically flee to crypto markets, boldly stating:
“In five years time fiat will be on its last legs.”
As per reports, this would not be the first time where McAfee has announced that he would take run for U.S. president, as back in 2016 also he stood for the Libertarian Party nomination in 2016.
According to McAfee, he has openly claimed that had he “been more connected with the community in 2016,” he would not hesitate to promote the idea of “currency independence” even further.
As he said in the interview today, back in his 2016 run, he focused on “lapses in cybersecurity.”
Notably back in the month of June, via Twitter, McAfee announced on Twitter that he would stop promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) citing the “threats” from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Interestingly, he has publicly admitted to charging more than $100,000 per tweet to promote cryptocurrency related products and projects.