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Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego adds #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio

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Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego took a leaf from Elon Musk’s playbook and added the Bitcoin hashtag to his Twitter bio. His profile now reads “Mexican businessman #Bitcoin.”

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Source: Ricard Salinas Pliego Twitter

Pliego revealed last year he holds 10 percent of his liquid assets in the leading cryptocurrency. Around this time, he posted a video showing piles of Venezuelan bolivars thrown in the trash with the caption, “This is inflationary expropriation!”

Bitcoin continues to gather steam

This year has seen a flood of high profile figures come forward in support of the number one cryptocurrency. While Musk is arguably the most recognized figure to do so, a slew of others has also joined in.

Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung went full Bitcoin at the end of January with a tweet stream commenting on the benefits of holding it. He also added Bitcoin to his Twitter bio and called on his followers to do the same.

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Several celebrities followed suit; this includes singer-songwriter Joy Villa, YouTuber Mr. Beast, spiritual guru Sofia Hayat, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and many others.

But Mexico’s third-richest person has now belatedly joined in with the movement. Ricardo Salinas Pliego is ranked 171st richest in the world by Forbes. He has an estimated net worth of $13.7 billion.

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Pliego is the Founder and Chairman of corporate conglomerate Grupo Salinas. The group’s interests cover telecommunications, media, financial services, and retail.

Even despite his vast fortune, Pliego has demonstrated his concerns over the pursuit of reckless monetary policy.

Musk in hot water with SEC over tweets

Tesla announced last week the purchase of $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. In the run-up preceding the announcement, the Tesla CEO was active on Twitter posting about Dogecoin and Bitcoin.

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One such incident, in which he added #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio, resulted in a near $8k upswing in price. The “Elon candle,” as it is known, drew criticism from several observers, including Nouriel Roubini, who accused Musk of market manipulation.

Doug Davison, a former Branch Chief at the SEC, also believes Musk’s actions warrant action from the SEC.

“It would not be surprising—given the focus on the chief executive’s tweets, bitcoin pricing and recent dramatic market moves—for the SEC to ask questions about the facts and circumstances here.”

Musk is no stranger to SEC sanctions. They previously sued him over his tweets on taking Tesla private, which they said violated securities law.

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Bitcoin Drops as China Declares Crypto-Businesses Illegal

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  • China declared that cryptocurrency-related businesses are illegal
  • Bitcoin, Ether, and stablecoin Tether do not qualify as legal tender in China
  • BTC drops in price as the announcement went out

Once again, China reiterated its antagonistic stance on Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.

In an announcement, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) mentioned that BTC, ETH, and USDT are not legal tenders in China. They added that these cannot be used in the currency market.

Additionally, the central bank deemed all crypto-related businesses as illegal. This includes overseas exchanges serving residents within China and derivative transactions.

Following the news, Bitcoin’s price fell by almost $2,000 as the news circulated. This has been a common pattern whenever China FUD comes out.

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Earlier, China also reiterated its stance on crypto trading and mining while testing the Digital Yuan. According to the PBOC, it will continue releasing regulatory pressure over the crypto trading industry.

Despite the negative news, many analysts remain bullish on Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. According to analyst Lark Davis, this is not new and will happen again in the future.

In a tweet, Davis mentioned that “The year is 2025, #bitcoin has just corrected from 400k to 250k on China banning BTC fears.”

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Can Bitcoin Surpass $6,000,000? Ethereum and Polkadot Creator Details Possible Future of Crypto

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Early Bitcoin developer and co-founder of Ethereum and Polkadot, Gavin Andresen, is outlining a future where BTC rises to a staggering $6,000,000 per coin.

Gavin Andresen, who took over as Bitcoin’s lead maintainer from founder Satoshi Nakamoto in 2011, just published a new blog post detailing how BTC’s theoretical evolution could look.

Andresen describes a “possible” scenario where Bitcoin hits a price tag of $6,000,000 by 2061, transaction fees 326x higher than they are now, and the blockchain is used chiefly by whales.

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“Imagine: it is the year 2061. The BTC price is six million US dollars – equal to about a million 2021 dollars because of inflation.

Miners are being rewarded 0.006103515625 BTC per block, plus transaction fees of about 5 BTC for 4,000 or so transactions ($7,500 per transaction).

But most BTC transactions don’t happen on the BTC network. Most BTC is locked up in multi-signature outputs secured using multiparty computation and mirrored on another chain as ‘wrapped’ tokens.”

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In his scifi scenario, Andresen says those who do remain on Bitcoin’s network will be incentivized to keep it alive.

“The transactions that do occur on the main BTC network are high-value, mostly between super-whale-size holders…

These whales maintain the BTC network forever. They are the miners and the transaction creators; they don’t care how high transaction fees go, because they receive as many fees as they pay.”

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However, Andresen says that by 2100, even those users would likely leave the blockchain.

“In the year 2100 the whales notice that the mining reward is basically zero… Eventually, there are zero new BTC being produced on the BTC network, and zero BTC circulating on the BTC network. There is nothing left to secure, and the chain stops.”

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Top Analyst Maps Bitcoin and Cardano Price Trajectories, Warns Best Entry Point for ADA May Be Gone

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Top Analyst Maps Bitcoin and Cardano Price Trajectories, Warns Best Entry Point for ADA May Be Gone

Crypto trader Michaël van de Poppe is looking at what’s ahead for Bitcoin (BTC) and the smart contract platform Cardano (ADA).

The analyst tells his 420,000 Twitter followers that the best entry point for Cardano may be gone after the asset bounced off a key support level at $1.86.

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“If you want to get into Cardano, this was the region where you would want to get into it, and the higher low that might be created.

So based on the daily timeframe, the best entry might be gone, but you’re still getting a better entry than the ones who have been buying around $2.80.”

Van de Poppe is now looking to see if ADA can turn resistance at the $2.37 level into support.

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If the markets correct further, he is keeping an eye on the $2.15 level as a potential buy zone.

“When you’re looking at the four-hour time frame, I think you’re getting the exact same view as what you have right now on Bitcoin and [Ethereum], actually. So you’re going to look for an entry point which is around the fact of $2.15, so anything in this region might be a good entry point if we get a corrective move.”

Looking at the Bitcoin pair, van de Poppe thinks that ADA will most likely consolidate briefly after retesting support at its previous all-time high.

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“We can see that we’ve had a beautiful retest of the previous high here too, and therefore some consolidation is most likely going to take place before we’re going to have new impulse waves.

So both the USDT and BTC pair are looking for continuation, and I think that’s just great, and I think that’s just what we want to see with the markets right now.”

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