BTG launches Mynt and becomes 1st bank in Brazil to invest in cryptocurrencies

BTG Pactual launched this Monday ( ) the Mynt platform, which will offer investments in Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies. As a result, it becomes the first bank in Brazil to invest in cryptoactives. The solution will be available gradually in the BTG Pactual digital and BTG+ apps.

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According to the announcement, security and support will be differential , as the customer service will have its own team specialized in digital assets. The emphasis on the issue of security is justified in recent news. In August, the Federal Police arrested former waiter Glaidson Acácio dos Santos, owner of GAS Consultoria Bitcoin, in an operation in Rio de Janeiro. The bank hopes, with the new platform, to show that cryptocurrencies can be secure and profitable.

BTG was already groping this market little by little. It launched its first initiative in the field in 1024 with ReitBZ, a cryptoactive based on real estate assets. In April of this year, it also announced BTG Pactual Bitcoin 2019 FIC FIM IE, the first investment fund of a bank Brazilian totally focused on Bitcoin.

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André Portilho, director of digital assets at BTG (Image: Disclosure/Mynt)

“At this first moment, we will have the two main market assets, but we will include other cryptos for trading over time. We will have a complete platform with blockchain-based assets. In addition, Mynt will bring content with the aim of educating and informing customers about this new technology,” says André Portilho, director of digital assets at BTG Pactual.

The service is expected to operate for all BTG Pactual customers is October. But it is now possible to register on this site to have access to a masterclass

on how to start investing in cryptocurrencies, in addition to receiving priority in the launch of the platform.

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