Many bold predictions about bitcoin’s price have been made over the years, but tech entrepreneur John McAfee’s 2017 claim that BTC would reach $1 million before the end of 2020 garnered more column inches than any other. This is because he promised to, ahem, consume his own manhood – on television no less – if it failed to transpire. The outspoken bitcoin evangelist has now provoked a backlash after pouring cold water on his prediction just days into the New Year.
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Yesterday I Was Lying, Today I’m Telling the Truth
The above quote can be ascribed to slippery octogenarian boxing promoter Bob Arum, a man who staged fights for the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Floyd Mayweather. And the weasely words perfectly encapsulate John McAfee if his January 5 tweet is anything to go by. In it, the controversial software tycoon insisted his previous comments were “a ruse to onboard new users,” smugly asserting that “it worked.” That alone ruffled some…