Mexico’s Banco Azteca may start accepting Bitcoin

In a statement, Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said, his banking business may begin using bitcoin, becoming the country’s first bank to start accepting the digital currency.

Salinas, who is ranked as Mexico’s third richest man with a family fortune estimated at $15.8 billion by Forbes, is the owner of the large Banco Azteca banking business.

In 2020, Salinas had said, around 10% of his liquid portfolio was invested in bitcoin. On Sunday, he said all investors should study cryptocurrency and their future.

“Sure, I recommend the use of #Bitcoin, and me and my bank are working to be the first bank in Mexico to accept #Bitcoin,” tweeted Salinas.

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