Brazilian Crypto Giant Mercado Bitcoin Breaks into Payment Institutions

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  1. Brazil’s Central Bank licenses Mercado Bitcoin as a payment institution.
  2. Mercado Bitcoin initiates MB Pay, offering financial services as a payment account.
  3. Mercado Bitcoin aims to integrate crypto potential with traditional financial services.

In a landmark decision, the Central Bank of Brazil granted Mercado Bitcoin, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, the status of a licensed payment institution. This significant authorization, declared on Friday and published in the Official Gazette, has opened up new frontiers for the exchange.

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Mercado Bitcoin’s new status as an electronic money issuer allows it to roll out an array of financial services. It has promptly responded by launching MB Pay, its digital banking and payment arm, leveraging its vast user base of nearly 4 million customers. 

MB Pay intends to offer its clientele robust financial services, beginning with a payment account and expanding to its own issue card in the ensuing months.

This crucial authorization by the Central Bank is perceived as a monumental step towards merging the potential of crypto with traditional financial services. The company’s global CEO, Roberto Dagnoni, has articulated his views, expressing optimism for their business expansion plans and citing the endeavor to provide customers with a more comprehensive experience.

With this forward-looking development, Brazil shows its commitment to integrating the promise of cryptocurrency with its traditional financial systems. As Mercado Bitcoin takes its pioneering steps as a licensed payment institution, it paves the way for more such collaborations and innovations in the Brazilian crypto space. 

Brazil’s future in the crypto realm thus seems bright, primed for growth and brimming with opportunities.

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