Ricardo Salinas Blego, the third richest man in Mexico and owner of Banco Azteca as well as a major trading empire, has confirmed his support for Bitcoin and shared that he is working with his bank to become the first man in Mexico to accept BTC.
“I definitely recommend Bitcoin, my bank and I are working to be the first bank in Mexico to accept Bitcoin, if you need more details or information, follow me on my Twitter account,” Pliego chirp In response to Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy.
Saylor quoted A video in which Pliego explains what he loves about Bitcoin and why he doesn’t appreciate the current fiat-based monetary system, which he called a “fraud”.
“I invested a lot of time in studying [bitcoin] I believe it is an asset that should be part of every investor’s portfolio.” Video. “The limited supply of bitcoin, 21 million, is the basic part of it all… Fiat is a scam.”
Pliego also referred to inflation in his home country, noting the severe deterioration the Mexican peso has experienced against the dollar since the billionaire began his career in 1981. At the time, one dollar could buy 20 Mexican pesos, but according to Pliego, now then The figure rose to 20,000 pesos.
The Mexican billionaire continued: “Fraud in a legal matter is ingrained in the Fiat system, and we can see it happening in the US now.” “Cash emission went to the moon … the dollar is like hard money a joke.”
Finally, Pliego said in the video that if he had to pick just one asset, commodity or currency to hold for the next 30 years, he would pick bitcoin and “no smelly coins for any reason…no paper bills.”
The billionaire who said last year that he carries 10% of his liquid portfolio is in BitcoinIt has a wealth of stakes in retail, banking and broadcasting. according to Bloomberg Billionaire IndexPliego is currently ranked 137th on the list of the richest person in the world, with an estimated fortune of $15.4 billion.