Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the billionaire owner of Grupo Salinas who owns a myriad of different companies, said in a tweet that his bank, Banco Azteca, is seeking to be the first in Mexico to back BTC.
Salinas’s statement follows fellow billionaire and Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor, who retweeted a video posted by Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano showing the Mexican business mogul criticizing fiat currency and shouting. at BTC.
– Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) June 27, 2021
Salinas, whose net worth is estimated at $ 15.90 billion by Forbes, also responds to another tweet from Saylor, agreeing with his comments on Bitcoin as a wealth preservation tool.
” It is totally true. Bitcoin is the new gold, but much more portable. Carrying Bitcoin is so much easier than having gold bars in your pocket… And I know I’m going to be attacked by gold lovers.
Salinas’ statements are not necessarily unexpected. In November, he tweeted that he had 10% of his cash wallet invested and Bitcoin.
The Mexican business mogul has not revealed any further details about Banco Azteca’s plans to adopt Bitcoin. At the time of writing, BTC is trading at $ 34,310 according to CoinGecko.
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