Bitcoin is the first and most famous cryptocurrency in the digital world.
The global volume of transactions conducted in Bitcoin from January to August 2018 reached a value equivalent to $830 billion¹. It can be used as a means of payment and is not issued by a country's central bank, nor does it depend on any other monetary authority. 1- Sources: Trustnodes and Coinmetrics
How did Bitcoin come up?
Its creation in 2008 is attributed to Satoshi Nakamoto. The asset is based on a system of public rules defined by a code that can only be modified by all network participants' consensus. To prevent fraud, all transactions made with digital currency are recorded in a decentralized and public database, which is the blockchain.
One of the digital assets with the highest valuation in the last years
As an alternative to diversification, investors from around the world started investing in Bitcoin. One of the main reasons was the overvaluation of 1,400% in 2017, when Bitcoin was worth less than a thousand dollars at the beginning of the year (about R$ 3,400) and, in December, reached its highest price: US$ 19,300 (almost R$ 70k). With that, cryptocurrency has become the next big thing in the investment world.
Even those who turned up the nose at riskier investments started to follow the movement of digital currencies hoping to achieve a higher yield than that offered by traditional variable income products. In Brazil, the number of investors in crypto assets exceeded the total number of individual investors operating on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) and all active investors in the Tesouro Direto stock. There are already more than 1 million people registered in the largest crypto exchanges in the country.
Other benefits of Bitcoin over other investments:
24/7 Unlike the stock market, the cryptocurrency market operates 24 hours a day.
Global currency You can make bitcoin transfers to other people anywhere in the world, without having to exchange currencies;
Permanent transactions The irreversibility of transactions is one of the great benefits of the technology, as there is no risk of a transaction being canceled, as with credit card operators, for example
Why trade Bitcoin at Mercado Bitcoin?
We are the largest digital currency exchange in Latin America, with over one million customers. We have the safest and stable platform in the Brazilian market, with the highest liquidity.