It is common to hear the phrase ‘money is never enough’ being bandied about. For cryptocurrency influencer John McAfee though, it seems he has reached a point where he wants to turn off the money taps of his cryptocurrency promotional services. According to an announcement McAfee made on Twitter he will no longer charge to promote coins and ICOs on the microblogging platform.
McAfee is highly active on social media platforms where he mainly focuses on cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings and blockchain technology. On occasion he lets his libertarian leanings and views be known on matters such as guns. Earlier in the year the cryptocurrency influencer indicated on the website of the McAfee Crypto Team that he charges $105,000 for his tweet promotional services.
Per the website the marketing services provided by McAfee Crypto Team go beyond tweets and include using other platforms such as blogs and this comes at an extra cost. The website touts McAfee as being the ‘most influential figure’ in the cryptocurrency field with a huge following on social media.
Bitcoin to hit $15,000 by end of June
Besides promoting virtual coins and ICOs McAfee has also routinely dabbled in predicting the future prices of various digital assets. Towards the end of last month for instance McAfee forecast that the price of Bitcoin (BTC) will exceed $15,000 by the close of June meaning that the largest digital currency by market cap will have to appreciate by more than 50% in less than a month. At the time of writing it was hovering below $8,000.
Other virtual coins that McAfee has predicted will soar in price by the end of July include EOS (EOS), Bitcoin Private (BTCP), Bezop (BEZ), Docademic (MTC), and Golem (GNT).
One of the most controversial predictions that McAfee has ever made regarding Bitcoin came last year when he said that the flagship cryptocurrency would hit $1 million by the close of 2020. If proven wrong he promised to eat his manhood!
Mid last year the cryptocurrency influencer predicted that the price of bitcoin would reach $5,000 by the end of the year. It went on to exceed $19,000 in December 2017 before closing the year above the $12,000 mark. At the time of making the prediction bitcoin was trading at around $2,500.