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How much does it cost to have a “crypto influencer” to promote your initial offer of coins (ICO) on social networks? ? The answer might surprise you.

Specific figures are rarely discussed publicly. ICO operators do not like to reveal how much they spend on marketing, while promoters often prefer to delay price discussions until they have had the chance. opportunity to make a sales pitch.

However, the eccentric cybersecurity pioneer, John McAfee, has spent his entire life baffling it, and that has not changed since he’s been running McAfee Crypto Team, a marketing service for 39; ICO.

According to the company’s website, the McAfee Crypto team is a full-service ICO promoter that offers support for the white paper, web optimization, marketing, and strategic advice.

Although the prices of many services are not indicated, one of them may raise eyebrows. Customers can pay $ 105,000 for McAfee to send a tweet about their ICO to its 811,000 subscribers – some of whom are likely robots.

That’s $ 437 per character, in case you’re wondering.

“John McAfee’s tweets are by far the most influential in the field of cryptocurrency,” says the site. “Few leaders in the Crypto community can get close to Mr. McAfee’s reach in the heart of the Cryptocurrency investor community.”

The website also makes the assertion a little questionable as it is the cheapest way to market a cryptocurrency project.

“Given the price of $ 105,000 per tweet from Mr. McAfee, the cost per investor reached is the least expensive of any marketing avenue in the world of Crypto.” Considering only his own followers, the cost per Affected investor is $ 0.13 .Because of his reach beyond his own followers, the cost per investor reached is often less than a penny.It is orders of magnitude lower than any other approach “, says the site.

Despite the high price, the company claims that so many projects have shown interest in the registration of $ 750 registration fee to avoid staff are overwhelmed with requests.

Responding to criticism, McAfee denied having “sold” and said that he was only promoting projects in which he believes.

“They say I sold it because I use my tweets to promote, but the last 200 ICOs that lined up, we rejected 195 and chose 5,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that all applications are audited. “I’m only promoting what I believe.”

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