In an interview with CoinTelegraph, crypto enthusiast and anti-virus programmer John McAfee revealed his plans to use the 2020 Presidential race to promote cryptocurrencies.
Speaking at the Malta Blockchain Summit yesterday, McAfee said that, while he intends on running “around a libertarian platform,” he’s confident that “no one will elect [him] as president.” Instead, he wants to make the most of his access to the national stage and focus on talking about cryptocurrencies.
“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,” he explained.
McAfee first announced his candidacy on Twitter in June. However, it isn’t the first time he’s dabbled in politics. In 2016 he tried to gain a Libertarian Party nomination but was beaten by Gary Johnson.
In his interview, McAfee reiterated his prediction that by the time we see the end of 2020, Bitcoin will be worth $1 million. However, he elaborated by saying that $1 million in 2020 will not be the same as it is today, stating “In five years time fiat will be on its last legs.”