Antivirus tycoon John McAfee continues throwing around controversial statements about crypto. Once a keen Bitcoin supporter, now he suddenly turns his rhetoric against the world’s first cryptocurrency, calling it “true shitcoin” and “old” technology”.
Few months ago, McAfee promised to “eat his own dick” if BTC price would not reach $1 million by the end of this year. However, he changed his stance to the opposite in just a matter of days. In a tweet dated January 5, 2020, he explained that this promise was just a trick to lure more users into using Bitcoin:
“Eat my dick in 12 months? A ruse to onboard new users. It worked. Bitcoin was first. It’s an ancient technology. All know it. Newer blockchains have privacy, smart contracts, distributed apps and more. Bitcoin is our future? Was the Model T the future of the automobile?”
Two days ago, he confused his followers even greater by slamming Bitcoin with yet another bunch of unflattering epithets:
“Whichever Bitcoin Maximalist came up with the term “Shitcoin” for all other coins; Was brilliant. But we all know that the future of Crypto rests with the Alt Coins. Bitcoin – Old, clunky, no security, no smart contracts, no DAPs …. Is the true Shitcoin.”
Moreover, McAfee also said that “Bitcoin is the Hotmail of crypto”, referring to the MSN Hotmail email service. MSN Hotmail was one of the first popular webmail services, but eventually fell out of popularity and eventually faded into oblivion.
Whatever are McAfee’s real intentions, his sayings have always been peppered with colorful metaphors and bias. It is worth noting, however, that McAfee has previously promoted altcoins and ICOs for $105,000 per tweet.