John McAfee Doubles Down, Predicts $1 Mln BTC, Bets His D**k On It

In July, with a lot of fear and uncertainty surrounding Bitcoin ahead of its Aug. 1 chain split, McAfee came forward and stated boldly that he was willing to stake his name and up to $10 mln on a bet that the Bitcoin price will move above $500,000 within three years or he would “eat my d**k on national television.”

John McAfee, founder of McAfee Associates a well-known software company has always been Bullish on Bitcoin, in fact, he has even been confrontational on the fact.

That prediction was seen as ludacris at the time, and many were left wondering how his on-screen promise would play out – however, now that Bitcoin has crossed $11,000, McAfee is not sitting back smugly, but rather raising the bar.

The outspoken tech mogul has now said:

“When I predicted Bitcoin at $500,000 by the end of 2020, it used a model that predicted $5,000 at the end of 2017. BTC has accelerated much faster than my model assumptions. I now predict Bitcoin at $1 mln by the end of 2020. I will still eat my dick if wrong.”

Predictions abound

With the feeling being that Bitcoin has truly crossed the mainstream adoption threshold, and the dam wall has broken, many big-name players have lent their thoughts to a predicted target.

Ronnie Moas, famed stock picker, has tried to remain ahead of the curve, changing his prediction three times in the month of November already. He began at $11,000 for the new year but then changed it to $14,000, before now settling on $20,000 for a split-adjusted price.

Tom Lee, much more cautiously, said:

“Bitcoin fell to $5,600 and since then rebounded. In our view, this move to $5,600 cleaned up weak hands and we no longer feel caution is warranted. … We recommend steady buying of Bitcoin at these levels.”

He went on to predict 40 percent growth in seven months, but in all reality, Bitcoin fell short $200 of his $11,500 target this week.

Max Keiser is another one who has made a big and bold prediction, although it is only one-tenth of McAfee as he says Bitcoin at $100,000 is an eventuality.

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