Ricardo Salinas is ready to store only Bitcoin for the next 30 years
Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas is showing incredible optimism about the future of the main cryptocurrency in the market, despite the widespread falling prices.
The third richest person in Mexico on the Forbes list, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, said his Banco Azteca intends to become the country's first bank to accept digital currencies. The businessman announced this in response to a tweet from the CEO of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor, known as one of the main Bitcoiners.
Salinas is the founder of Grupo Salinas, a media, financial services, retail and telecommunications conglomerate with a fortune of over $15.8 billion.
According to the billionaire, Banco Azteca is included in the list of the largest Mexican banks with more than 16 million savings accounts and 19 million credit accounts. Two years earlier, the bank also operated in El Salvador, striving to become one of the world's main crypto hubs today by legalizing Bitcoin as a “second currency”.
Salinas is convinced that Bitcoin is an asset that any investor must hold. At the same time, the businessman is quite radically opposed to altcoins, considering them “shitcoins”. One DOGE fan described Salinas as “just another billionaire talking about the power he has” and said he'd rather choose DOGE because he doesn't want to be a “slave”. In response, the billionaire tweeted that he will remain poor, wishing the enthusiast good luck.
Previously, Pliego repeatedly called fiat a “scam,” and recently stressed that if he were asked to choose an asset that he would keep for the next 30 years, then Bitcoin would definitely become it.