Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said his banking business may begin using bitcoin, becoming the country’s first bank to start accepting the cryptocurrency.
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.
Salinas last year said he had about 10% of his liquid portfolio invested in bitcoin. He said all investors should study cryptocurrency and their future.
“Sure, I recommend the use of #Bitcoin, and I and my bank are working to be the first bank in Mexico to accept #Bitcoin,” Salinas said in a tweet.