Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is apparently a big believer in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
The 53-year-old athlete took to Twitter last night and, in a series of posts, stated several bold beliefs – including a prediction that the price of bitcoin will be "at $10k by New Years[sic] Eve."
It is the end of the beginning for cryptocurrency ,bitcoin at $10k by New Years Eve
Canseco, who retired from baseball in 2001, has long been known for using Twitter to express his blunt and, at times, out-of-the-ordinary views. Previously, he informed followers that he can paint any person's "dragon essence" perfectly and that mermaids don't need mermen "because mermaids are a hermaphroditic species."
Not stopping with the price prediction, the former Oakland A's outfielder went on to say that, in his view, the technology is on the cusp of going mainstream for many people – even for "morons," according to the baseball great.
In 2018 blockchain will become mainstream knowledge understood by moron level and above
From there, Cancesco issued another prediction: that the next several years will see countries becoming more closely linked by way of digital finance systems. Blockchain, he suggested, would play a key role in this future.
In 2020 countries with digital based financial systems shall form the DEU - Digital Economic Union and Satoshi Nakamoto shall emerge as world leader
Canseco's final recommendation: "don't be late to the party."
"Soon this opportunity will cease to be one," he concluded.
Canseco photo via Shutterstock
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