Programmer and crypto enthusiast John McAfee revealed his intention to use his 2020 bid for U.S.presidency as a platform to promote permission-less cryptocurrencies in an interview with Cointelegraph Nov. 1.
Speaking with Cointelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit today, the founder of McAfee Antivirus Software said he plans to run “around a libertarian platform,” and use his access to the national stage solely to discuss cryptocurrencies, while expressing confidence that “no one will elect [him] as president.”
McAfee commented that his pro-crypto stance is mainly based on the concept of “personal freedom,” stating that in his coming bid for presidency he wants “to talk about personal freedom and how cryptocurrency can help us achieve that.”
McAfee elaborated that his intention in running for president was not to win, but rather to gain a large public platform for promoting decentralized cryptocurrencies, stating:
“That’s [crypto] all I’m going to talk about. See, I don’t want to be president. I couldn’t be…no one’s going to elect me president, please God. However, I’ve got the right to run.”
McAfee first announced his intention to run for U.S. president in 2020 in order to support the crypto community and promote crypto in early June, 2018.