Mexican retail giant Grupo Elektra will add Bitcoin
payments through the Lightning network.
Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of Banco Azteca, TV Azteca
and other companies in Mexico, made a major announcement via
Twitter: the Grupo Elektra, also of his proposed will add Bitcoin
Here your tweet
Very soon we will have it in our network of Elektra stores. #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork
– Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) September 5, 2021
You are replying to a tweet in which bitcoiner influencer Alan Gladstein shares a video of his explience shopping with Lightning
in El Salvador:
Flawless experience using @MuunWallet here at El Zonte to buy all sorts of things with Bitcoin If you visit, be sure to stop by for a coffee with Karla, an excellent barista. You can tip her instantly from anywhere in the world with Lightning here: https://strike.me/karla
If you visit, make sure to stop by for a coffee with Karla, an excellent barista.
– Alex Gladstein ???? (@gladstein) September 2, 2021
Elektra, Salinas and Bitcoin
It’s worth noting that Grupo Elektra
retail and finance giant. In terms of stores, it operates more than 1,140 points of sale in Mexico, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador. It offers online
The company also sells white goods, electronics, furniture, motorcycles, cell phones, computers, as well as electronic money transfers and extended warranties, among many other products, especially for the lower classes. Grupo Elektra sells approximately 1 out of every 4 televisions sold in Mexico. This says a lot about its power.
Salinas Pliego, meanwhile, is the third richest person in Mexico, with an estimated net worth of USD$15.4 billion. As DiarioBitcoin has recounted , he’s been a big advocate for Bitcoin for some time now, but he’s made it especially public this year.
He even tweeted in June of this year that his Banco Azteca would soon become the first Mexican lender to start accepting Bitcoin. However, after his announcement, the government warned that it was not possible by Mexican law for a bank to do that.
As for Lightning, social media giant Twitter is reportedly testing a tipping feature powered by the technology.
Report by DiarioBitcoin
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