54 Million Brazilians can now buy Bitcoin via Warren Buffet-backed Nubank
One of the world’s largest online banks, Brazilian Nubank, has launched the ability to make transactions with cryptocurrencies for its users. The userbase of Nubank is about 54 million individuals and more than one million companies.
The bank decided to start its new vector of development with the launch of the two most popular cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). In order to buy coins, the bank’s user just needs to enter the Nubank app and make a transaction, having paid the purchase amount and a small commission of about 0.02%.
Nubank explained its choice to offer only Bitcoin and Ethereum trading to its customers by saying that both of these coins together make up 60% of the entire crypto market; limiting the offer to these time-tested cryptocurrencies will provide a safer entry to the market.
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The largest funds in the world participate in the capital of the bank and, moreover, the guru of the stock market himself, Warren Buffett, has a weighty share of ownership in it. Nubank’s strong foundation makes it a very solid recruit in the ranks of financial institutions and companies adopting cryptocurrencies.
Brazil itself seems to have moved to a softer stance on cryptocurrencies as well. On June 15, a bill was introduced to recognize cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. At the same time, many companies are already accepting crypto for payment, and soccer clubs, such as San Paolo, are even conducting initial public offerings of their own tokens.