It’s been a while since the crypto enthusiast and the creator of the popular antivirus John McAfee participated in the life of the crypto community. And we can totally understand that given the fact that he is currently living on a yacht and hiding from Internal Revenue Service for not paying taxes.
Almost a few months has passed since McAfee posted something crypto-related. Let’s find out what could possibly trigger him to get into the groove again.
It turns out that Jesse Lund, the Vice President of IBM’s Blockchain and Digital Currencies department basically “stole” McAfee’s prediction regarding the exchange rate of Bitcoin in the future.
In an interview with Fred Schebesta, Lund claimed that Bitcoin would have higher liquidity if its price went up. Later on, he made a surprising statement:
“I have a long-term outlook. It goes back to that discussion about the utility of the network with a higher price. I see Bitcoin at a million dollars someday.”
We all know that John McAfee is a king of eccentric BTC price predictions. He claimed that Bitcoin would cost 1 million dollars by 2020 long time ago. Certainly, the crypto enthusiast could just ignore the situation and tweeted about it.
Not only did he complain about the fact, that he was the first to set such a price target for Bitcoin, McAfee also mentioned the exact date when BTC would hit 1 million dollars: 31st of December, 2020.
However, later on, he posted another tweet, clarifying that the media twisted his words, and 31st of December was not the specific date, it just meant the end of the year.
Bitcoin is probably the most unpredictable thing in the world. Thus, despite the competence of the people setting the price target for it, we will only have to wait and see whether it will ever hit 1 million dollars.
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