John McAfee Aims 2020 US Presidential Run For Promoting Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin –John McAfee, the controversial an outspoken writer of the ill-famed anti-virus program, is again in the headlines for every other round of wild statements with regards to cryptocurrency. McAfee, which has made claims earlier in the past that range from comically bizarre to rationally bullish, has presently come out with his plans to run for US president in the 2020 election.
Conversing with CoinTelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on 1 November, the tech founder disclosed his goal and bid for candidacy in the coming election, albeit with ulterior reasons. As opposed to turning his points of interest on turning into 46th US President, McAfee views the campaign system as a prime opportunity to promote cryptocurrency and Bitcoin to the masses, mentioning that his platform can be that same to that of present libertarian motion. However, he’s confident that “no person will elect [him] as president,” continuing
“See, I don’t want to be president. I could not be…nobody’s going to choose me president, please God. However, I’ve got the right to run.”
McAfee reiterated that his goal is much less about turning into the president or holding influence over the nation in any political capacity. Besides, he views the possibility to run and discuss policy a prime chance to champion the advantages of decentralized cryptocurrencies, a feature that would come to backfire for the industry with such a mysterious spokesman on the helm.
Interestingly, McAfee enlarged on why he’s so enamored and supportive of crypto, no matter being an already independently wealthy person following his creation of McAfee Antivirus software program. McAfee told CoinTelegraph that he was concerned with the concept of “personal freedom” and discovered that cryptocurrency offered an amazing opportunity for fulfilling that autonomy degree, with a presidential campaign permitting him to “speak about personal freedom and the way cryptocurrency can help us to accomplish that.”
McAfee has mentioned about running 2020 election earlier, but it was not clear at the time–or even now–whether or not the tech founder was planning to follow thru with his claim. But, he does hold to his forecast that Bitcoin will attain $1 million till 2020 (satirically, the same 12 months he intends to run for presidential election), but mentioned that the price conversion to U.S. dollars may be made murky through what he perceives as an inevitable retraction of fiat dominance, mentioning –
“In a period of 5 years fiat will be on its last legs.”