John McAfee thinks it’s time for Jamie Dimon to surrender.
In the face of ever-increasing adoption, expanded mining activity and a new period of rising prices, McAfee clearly believes that Dimon’s efforts to kill off Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement have failed.
After clashing with him on national news back in September when he called Bitcoin a fraud, his opinion of Dimon does not seem to have improved.
McAfee took to Twitter with strong words for the JP Morgan Chase CEO:
To Jamie Dimon:
As the brains of the Banking/Government plot to end crypto, you lied. You took our credit cards and bank accounts. You made governments shut down exchanges and restrict us. You hurt us. But clearly we live. We cannot be stopped. Ready to talk terms of surrender?.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 24, 2018
Jamie’s predictions certainly have not come to pass, and there are many in the community (McAfee included) who believe the statements were made to intentionally spread fear and uncertainty about the upstart cryptocurrency.
In spite of seeing a massive price spike and subsequent fall in late December going into January, Bitcoin has proved to be anti-fragile and has begun to pick up steam again. McAfee and many others share plenty of optimism about the coin’s value moving forward.
He claims Dimon was the “brains” of a conspiracy to take down crypto in general. We’ve certainly seen plenty of anti-crypto rhetoric from financial industry insiders that stand to lose a lot of power in the face of a reinvented economic system. Is this a concerted plot to crush the competition, or do our banking executives simply want to see John McAfee consume his own genitals? Perhaps both.
Arguably, the constant deluge of negative opinions works to keep the excitement levels down, leading to more organic growth. However, it may also serve to keep financially conservative or risk-averse citizens out of the market while early adopters and those with higher risk tolerance accumulate crypto-wealth.
How this will shake out in the long run, only time will tell. For now, at least, it seems Bitcoin isn’t going anywhere.
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