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Exchange Review

Mercado Bitcoin

Exchange Fees

BTC Withdrawal Fee 0.0005 Taker Fee 0.70% Maker Fee 0.30%

Deposit Methods

Yes Wire Transfer No Credit Card

Cryptos (3)

Mercado Bitcoin is one of the Brazilian centralized cryptocurrency exchanges. On the date of last updating this review (10 September 2021), the exchange stated on its website that it had over 2.8 million customers.

If you want to do your cryptocurrency business while on your phone, will that be possible at this trading platform? The answer is yes, it will. Mercado Bitcoin can be used through a mobile application that you can also download for free.

Mercado Bitcoin Mobile Support

US-investors may not trade on this exchange. So if you are a US-investor and want to trade at Mercado Bitcoin, you’ll have to reconsider your choice of trading venue and choose one of the other top crypto exchanges. Don’t be too sad though, there are many other venues that offer the type of trading this exchange does. Use our Exchange Finder to find out which alternatives you have.

Different exchanges have different trading views. And there is no “this overview is the best”-view. You should yourself determine which trading view that suits you the best. What the views normally have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of the order book, a price chart of the chosen cryptocurrency and order history. They normally also have buy and sell-boxes. Before you choose an exchange, try to have a look at the trading view so that you can ascertain that it feels right to you. The below is a picture of the place at Mercado Bitcoin where you can follow the price movements and latest trades at Mercado Bitcoin. The purchase interface is at another place on the website:

Mercado Bitcoin Trading View

The trading fees for takers at this Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange are 0,70%. This fee is substantially above the industry average. The industry average is arguably around 0.25%, so Mercado Bitcoin’s trading fees are almost three times higher than the industry average. In fairness, it should be noted that this exchange’s trading fees for makers is around 0.30%. This is closer to industry average but still above. One should consider whether Mercado Bitcoin has a strong offering to investors in other respects that outweighs the disadvantage of these higher trading fees.

Withdrawal fees are usually fixed and vary from crypto-to-crypto. If you withdraw BTC, you pay a small amount of BTC for the withdrawal. If you withdraw ETH, you pay ETH. The last time we did an empirical study of the BTC-withdrawal fees in the crypto exchange market, we found that the average BTC-withdrawal fee was approx. 0.0006 BTC per BTC-withdrawal. Mercado Bitcoin charges 0.0005 BTC per BTC-withdrawal, which is slightly below the global industry average. Accordingly, their withdrawals fees are definitely competitive enough.

This particular trading platform offers wire transfer as a deposit method, but you can’t deposit via credit card. This of course negative news to you if you would prefer to use your credit card for any reason. However, as the exchange accepts deposit of fiat currencies at all, it distinguishes itself from many exchanges that only allows deposits in cryptocurrencies.