John McAfee, the outspoken and controversial crypto bull, is back in the headlines again. This time around he has revealed plans to run for the presidential office in the United States in the 2020 election. However, unlike other candidates who would like to run the country if elected, he intends to use the publicity to promote cryptocurrencies.
McAfee To Run For Presidency Even Though He Is Confident No One Will Elect Him
McAfee was speaking to CoinTelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on November 1, when he made these remarks. He views the campaign process as a prime opportunity to promote the likes of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to the masses.
He adds that his approach will be similar to that of a current Libertarian movement. However, in an interesting revelation, he adds that he is confident that no one will elect him.
“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.”
He makes it clear that his intention is not to become president or hold influence over the country in any political capacity. However, it will present him with an opportunity to champion the benefits of decentralized cryptocurrencies.
However, it’s a move that could backfire on the crypto industry given the enigmatic nature of the spokesman who will be at the helm.
He goes on to open up on his love for crypto despite being a wealthy man due to his McAfee Antivirus Software.
He says it’s based on the concept of personal freedom and a presidential campaign will allow him to “talk about personal freedom and how cryptocurrency can help us achieve that.”
In the past, McAfee has made bullish predictions about bitcoin claiming that it will hit the $1 million mark by 2020. A projection that he still holds.
In June of 2018, he announced that he would stop promoting cryptocurrencies on Twitter. This was after admitting to charging as much as $100,000 to market specific coins as investment choices.
Now his latest remarks are drawing mixed reviews from the crypto community as some wonder if it’s another attempt to self-promote himself.
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