In 2017 John McAfee bet that bitcoin would reach $1 million by the end of 2020 or he would eat his own manhood.

The controversial former CEO of McAfee anti-virus software has now changed tact by claiming his comments were “a ruse to onboard new users,“ and even going on to insist that “it worked.”

He went on to say that bitcoin was “an ancient technology” and also said that newer blockchains had “privacy, smart contracts, distributed apps and more,”

Ripple investors were targeted by the self-styled crypto clairvoyant claiming that the XRP Token wasn’t up to much either.

McAfee caused a stir with yesterday’s tweet

Bitcoin is now 95% below his $1 million target and many are asking McAfee why on earth he made the prediction in the first place.

The crypto evangelicalist went further in his twitter outburst by asking the questions “bitcoin is our future? What is the model T the future of the automobile?”

In any case, his comments have enraged crypto social media but have done little to dent his huge popularity.

The British-American businessman has over 1.1 million followers on twitter, the largest in crypto twitter by far.

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