MEXICO CITY, June 27 (Reuters) – Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said on Sunday that his banking business may start using bitcoin, becoming the country’s first bank to begin accepting it. cryptocurrency
Salinas, ranked as Mexico’s third richest man with an estimated $15.8 billion in family assets by Forbes, owns large Banco Azteca banking business.
Salinas last year said he had about 10% of his liquidity portfolio invested in bitcoin on Sunday. He said all investors should research cryptocurrencies and their future.
“Of course I recommend #Bitcoin and I and the bank are working to become the first bank in Mexico to accept #Bitcoin,” Salinas said in a tweet.
Bitcoin rose about 7.5% on Sunday to trade at around $34,500.
Reporting by Diego Ore; Written by Drazen Jorgic Editing by Sonya Hepinstall
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