Mexican retailer Grupo Elektra embraces bitcoin for payments
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Grupo Elektra will accept bitcoin as payment for purchases, the latest retailer in Latin America to embrace the cryptocurrency as it grows in popularity.
Elektra, a supermarket and banking chain that belongs to conglomerate Grupo Salinas, is offering a 20% discount on purchases with bitcoin, according to an online ad shared on Twitter by Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego.
“The rumors are true. Elektra is the first (retail) store in Mexico that allows you to buy with bitcoin,” Salinas said in a tweet. “I’m very sorry to beat the competition again.”
Purchases will go through BitPay, a U.S.-based bitcoin payment service provider.
A spokesperson for Grupo Salinas had no immediate comment.