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Mexican Retail Giant Grupo Elektra to Add Bitcoin Lightning Payments

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 06:40
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Alex Dovbnya
Grupo Elektra will soon give Bitcoin a major adoption in Mexico
Mexican Retail Giant Grupo Elektra to Add Bitcoin Lightning Payments
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Mexican retailing and banking corporation Grupo Elektra will enable support for the Bitcoin Lightning network, according to a Twitter announcement made by owner Ricardo Salinas Pliego.

The billionaire says that the new payment feature will come to Electra’s stores “very soon.”

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Salinas Pliego, the third-richest person in Mexico with an estimated net worth of $15.4 billion, has been a staunch Bitcoin supporter for quite a while.

In November, he made an announcement about putting 10 percent of his portfolio into the largest cryptocurrency.

As reported by U.Today, the businessman recently tweeted that his Banco Azteca would soon become the first Mexican lender to start accepting Bitcoin.

Bitcoin's main scaling solution has seen increasing adoption over the past year, with social media giant Twitter reportedly testing a tipping feature powered by the technology.   

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at