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Forks down: John McAfee reneges on affiance to ‘eat his dick’ if Bitcoin fails to hit $1M

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Forks down: John McAfee reneges on affiance to ‘eat his dick’ if Bitcoin fails to hit $1M

In 2017, John McAfee, the antivirus magnate, got a little caught up in Bitcoin’s hype cycle. When asked if Bitcoin BTC would reach $500,000 in value within three years, McAfee responded: “if not, I will eat my dick on civic television.”

He then angled down on the bet, saying his models predicted Bitcoin to hit $1,000,000 by 2020. And if he was wrong, he’d still eat his dick.

Being a bunch of adolescent delinquents active a tech publication, we were aflame about the possibilities. On the one hand, we get boundless acceptance of a decentralized currency. On the other, we get to see John McAfee — presidential candidate, antivirus tycoon, fugitive, and internet blowhard — eat his dick in front of millions, conceivably billions. It’s a win-win scenario.

Throughout 2019, McAfee again his promise, advertence that it was “mathematically impossible” for Bitcoin to be worth less than $1 actor by December 31, 2020. According to , a site that tracks the advance of Bitcoin in accordance with McAfee’s bet, the cryptocurrency would need to grown an boilerplate of $2,763 a day to reach $1 actor by the end of 2020. Let’s just say that this is unlikely, though not impossible.

But yesterday, with Bitcoin valued at a mere $7,500-ish, McAfee reneged on the deal, calling it “a ruse” to allure new users. Cheep and Reddit erupted, predictably, and McAfee seems to have accomplished his breaking point. In on decidedly fiery exchange, McAfee told a Cheep user to:

Wake the fuck up. What idiot thinks anyone is going to eat their own dick ever? Especially in [sic] TV!! Are you that idiot? God .. I hope none of my followers are that stupid.

I mean, we absolutely anticipation it was a possibility. With a history of copious drug use, batshit crazy behavior, and a scattering of sex workers claiming he wanted them to shit in his mouth, it’s a little hard to find the line amid what McAfee will or won’t do for attention, or to get his rocks off.

Still, it’s a black start to 2020. We even had wine pairings ready.

Published January 7, 2020 — 03:40 UTC

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