Slashdot reader Charlotte Web quotes Mashable:
Three years up to now on this date, on July 17, 2017, McAfee, the eccentric founding father of the antivirus software program program agency bearing his determine, made the guess of a lifetime. McAfee made a guess that in three years a single bitcoin (1 BTC) might be value $500,000.
Now whereas most people would throw down cash to make this guess, McAfee had a very fully totally different idea. “if not, I’ll eat my **** on nationwide tv….”
Fast forward to July 17, 2020, three years from the day McAfee made his guess. Proper this second, a bitcoin is value spherical $9,150. It’s positively up from three years up to now, sure. Nonetheless we’re distant from $500,000. The world is also very fully totally different from the one we had been residing in three years up to now, nevertheless a guess is a guess.
Many on Twitter reminded McAfee that it was time to make good on his guess.
McAfee’s response? He appears to be retreating… “The guess was the tip 8f 2020.”
McAfee moreover tweeted that on the end of 2020, he’d nonetheless honor the guess.
“Myself, or, maybe, a subcontractor :)”
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