“Don’t be jealous, believe in yourself and buy Bitcoin.” says Mexico’s third-richest person.
On Christmas Eve, Mexico's third-richest person wrote a heartfelt New Year's message to Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts. In a two-minute cheerful video, Ricardo Salinas Pliego suggested stepping away from fiat money and purchasing Bitcoin.
As part of his Christmas and New Year's tweets, he offers three pieces of advice to his 957,200 Twitter followers.He also added, "Steer clear of fiat money. Whether it's the Dollar, the Euro, or the Yen -it's all the same. It's fake money made of paper lies. Central banks are producing more than ever."
"Invest in Bitcoin!" he says, pausing before pointing to the camera.
The other two "presents" of wisdom Salinas gave his followers in front of a golden Christmas tree were to get beyond jealousy and to believe in yourself, notably when seeking freedom and creativity.
It's not shocking that Salinas supports BTC investment. Since 2013, he has been a renowned Bitcoin enthusiast, and his Twitter bio says that he is a "Mexican businessman and Bitcoin holder."
Salinas wants to make Banco Azteca, Mexico's second-largest retail bank, the country's first lender to accept Bitcoin. In June of this year, however, Salinas, chairman of the bank's parent company, Grupo Salinas, was dissatisfied.
In reply to his aspiring plans, Mexico's central bank said that cryptocurrencies such as 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 Daz de León, denied Bitcoin as a valid legal tender, citing price fluctuation as a significant barrier to full adoption.
Salinas is unusual to be discouraged. He has been orange-pilling Mexico's 128 million people since the summer, and in a January interview, he expressed his opinion in BC as a non-confiscatable asset.
In the interview, he also stated that he first purchased BTC at $500 through Grayscale in 2013 and that by 2018, it had become one of his "best investments ever."He also posted on Twitter in support of Bitcoin remittances, which could be a $40 billion market for Mexicans sending cross-border payments to the United States.