The billionaire shared a video captured in “a Latin country” depicting banks throwing out garbage bags filled with paper money into a dumpster. He asserted that “paper money is worth nothing,” adding: “That is why it is always good to diversify our investment portfolio.”
The video appears to show bags of Venezuelan bolivars being thrown out, including 10,000 bolivar notes issued in 2016 and 2017 — before the country redenominated its banknotes in 2018 amid an escalating inflation crisis.
Three hours later, Pliego then tweeted a recommendation for the book The Bitcoin Pattern, asserting that “Bitcoin protects the citizen from government expropriation” and revealing his cryptocurrency investment:
Hoy les recomiendo EL PATRÓN BITCOIN, este libro es el mejor y más importante para entender #Bitcoin.
El Bitcoin protege al ciudadano de la expropiación gubernamental.
Muchas personas me preguntan si tengo