2020 looks to have been one of the best years yet for bitcoin (BTC) – with prices booming and an increasing number of high-profile investors and celebrities looking to get onboard as publically as possible – via the medium of Twitter.
The latest to take to Twitter to announce they have boarded the crypto gravy train is Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the founder of the Grupo Salinas business empire, a close associate of the country’s president and the owner of an estimated USD 13.2bn fortune.
In a series of tweets, Salinas appears to have come out as a veritable bitcoin evangelist, stating to his more than 808,000 followers that he had invested 10% of his ‘liquid portfolio” in BTC.
Dan, I love your newsletter (to which I subscribe) Here some clarifications on my post:
10 % of “liquid portfolio” in BTC…not of my net worth!
The other 90% is in precious metals miners.
For me it’s no “stampede”, started with Grayscale at 800 dlls BTC in 2016.
— Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) November 18, 2020
In one tweet, which he has since pinned, he shared a video of a person in an unnamed Latin American nation apparently throwing away sacks full of cash. Salinas added,
“Thank you for the advice. I bought some anyway.”
Crypto advocates on Twitter predictably approved, with some even upping their meme game for the occasion.
@Maisie_Williams Bitcoin twitter from now on https://t.co/VDnSJCoCmq
— Blockfolio (@blockfolio)
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