Mexican billionaire says “buy bitcoin” in New Year’s message

Mexico’s third richest person sent Bitcoin a heartwarming New Year message (BTC) Enthusiasts on Christmas Eve. Ricardo Salinas Pliego recommended turning away from fiat money and buying bitcoin in a two-minute festive video.

He gives three pieces of advice to his 957,200 followers on Twitter as part of his Christmas and New Years message before asking his followers to retweet and share:

“Stay away from fiat money. Whether dollars, euros or yen – it’s all the same. It is counterfeit money made from paper lies. Central banks produce more than ever. “

He pauses before pointing to the camera to say, “Invest in Bitcoin!”

Standing in front of a gold Christmas tree, the other two “gifts” Salinas left his followers were to let go of jealousy and believe in yourself, especially when it comes to freedom and innovation.

It’s no surprise that Salinas is exhorting investors to invest in BTC. As a prominent Bitcoin evangelist since 2013, his Twitter bio describes himself simply as a “Mexican businessman and Bitcoin holder”.

Salinas wants to turn Mexico’s second largest retail bank, Banco Azteca, into the country’s first lender shop in the BTC. However, Salinas, chairman of the bank’s parent company, Grupo Salinas, was disappointed in June this year.

In response to its ambitious plans, Mexico’s central bank decided specified that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are not legal tender and cannot be used in the country’s financial system. In September of this year, the Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Alejandro Díaz de León, BTC dismissed as reliable legal tender, citing price volatility as the main obstacle to full adoption.

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It is unlikely to deter Salinas. He was Orange pilling in Mexico’s 128 million people since the summer and in one Interview with Cointelegraph in January of this year, he shared his belief in BTC as a non-confiscable asset.

In the interview, he also stated that he bought BTC for $ 500 for the first time 2013 to grayscale, said that by 2018 it was one of its “best investments ever”. He must toosaturated in favor of bitcoin remittances, opening up a potential $ 40 billion market for Mexicans sending cross-border payments to the United States.

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