Eccentric cybersecurity pioneer and Bitcoin bull John McAfee recently “got real” about the flagship cryptocurrency’s price decline, by pointing out that one year ago today the cryptocurrency wasn’t trading anywhere close its current near $6,000 price.
On Twitter, the cryptocurrency advocate who recently claimed he was spiked and left for dead, told his over 830,000 followers that one year ago Bitcoin was trading at $2,560, and that at the time of his tweet it was at $6,000.
Ok people: Can we please get real? One year ago to the day, Bitcoin was at $2,560. Today it is over $6,000. That is a 140% increase. This year to year increase has been accelerating significantly. Stop the short term thinking. Get real.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 23, 2018
At press time, the cryptocurrency dropped below its $6,000 support, and is currently trading at $5,870. Taking into account its price from a year ago, it’s still a 120 percent increase. Per McAfee, his followers should “stop the short term thinking.”
It’s worth noting that in May John McAfee boldly predicted Bitcoin would surpass $15,000 this month. Per his words, he used an algorithm he claimed had never been wrong, that also predicted EOS would hit $32 by the end of July. Bitcoin Private (BTCP), a cryptocurrency he promoted on social media, was also set to hit $200 by the end of July.
At press time, EOS is trading at $7.17 after falling nearly 14 percent in the last 24-hour period, partly because of the EOS Core Arbitration Forum’s (ECAF) move to order the network’s 21 block producers to freeze 27 accounts.
Bitcoin Private (BTCP) is trading at $11.76 after barely seeing its price move in the last 24 hours. Hitting $200 by the end of July would mean the cryptocurrency would still surge over 1,600 percent in little over a month.
Notably John McAfee’s boldest price prediction saw him bet Bitcoin will hit $1 million by 2020. According to tracking websites the cryptocurrency was on track until a few months ago, and is now down by 49.72 percent as the price would need to be over $11,700 to be on target.
Recently the cybersecurity pioneer revealed he was going to stop promoting initial coin offerings (ICOs) after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allegedly threatened him. Shortly after making this announcement, he partnered up with a relatively unknown company named Bitfi to promote a “truly unhackable” cryptocurrency hardware wallet.