McAfee founder John McAfee has announced his intent to run for the 2020 presidency in order to beat the drum for cryptocurrencies.
The controversial businessman - a vocal supporter of the need for the US government to prioritise cybersecurity - failed to secure the nomination of the Libertarian Party in the 2016 contest.
McAfee announced his intent to stand in two years' time on Twitter last night, arguing that his involvement would raise awareness of cryptocurrencies.
In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018
McAfee has emerged as a die-hard fan of cryptocurrencies in the past couple of years, and has even announced plans to launch his own physical cryptocurrencies, the McAfee Redemption Unit.
McAfee lost out to eventual Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson last time around, and went onto admit today that he felt he has no realistic chance of winning.
Don't think that I have a chance of winning. I do not. But what truly changes America is not the president, but the process of creating one. If my following is sufficient I get to stand the world's largest stage and talk to the everyone, as I did last time, to tell the truth.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 4, 2018
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