The third richest person in Mexico has left some words of wisdom as the end of 2021 is nearing.
On Christmas eve Ricardo Salinas Pliego posted a two-minute video in the name of holiday spirit in which he addressed Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts by wishing them happy holidays and moving forward in the new year by staying true to this message: “don’t be jealous, believe in yourself and buy Bitcoin.”
Salinas asked his followers to retweet and share his advice with others as he went on to say: “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.”
Adding to the flair of the video, the billionaire pauses a few seconds and then says “Invest in Bitcoin” by pointing to and looking into the camera. Salinas also advised his followers to let go of draining emotions such as jealousy and in the pursuit of innovation and freedom to have faith in themselves as he was standing next to the Christmas tree.
Salinas’ bio on Twitter merely encompasses that he is a Mexican businessman and Bitcoin (BTC) Holder. Therefore, the fact that Salinas would urge his followers to buy Bitcoin (BTC) is expected given that he is an avid advocate of Bitcoin (BTC).
Staying true to his appreciation for Bitcoin (BTC), Salinas has big plans for Bitcoin (BTC) adoption in Mexico. Salinas has clear intentions of making Banco Azteca the first lending institution that conducts business affairs in Bitcoin (BTC), and given its position as the second-biggest retail bank in the country, surely others would follow suit. Nonetheless, thus far this goal has not been met as Salinas who is also a chairman of Grupo Salinas, the parent company of the bank did not manage to pull through on his intentions as of last June.
Given that Mexico is yet to recognize Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender, the central bank of Mexico cited this reason for not allowing Banco Azteca or any other financial institution to conduct business via the largest cryptocurrency. Back in September the Bank of Mexico governor, Alejandro Daz de León denied the possibility of Bitcoin (BTC) being legal tender by saying that the volatility of the price is a significant impediment to broad acceptance.
— Don Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) September 9, 2021
Earlier this year Salinas said that having acquired Bitcoin (BTC) in 2013, fast forward it was the best investment he had ever made and also supported remittances in Bitcoin (BTC).