Buy Bitcoin (BTC) with Mercado Pago

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that allows for peer-to-peer transactions without a central authority. It has recently gained popularity as a potential alternative to traditional fiat currencies, with some people even using it as a long-term investment. If you are interested in buying Bitcoin, one option is to use Mercado Pago, a payment platform based in Latin America.

Mercado Pago is a payment platform founded in 2004 by Mercado Libre, a leading e-commerce company in Latin America. It is available in over 18 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay. In addition to facilitating online payments, Mercado Pago also offers various financial services, including credit and debit card processing, bank transfers, and mobile banking.

OKX P2P trading simplifies the process of buying cryptocurrencies and ensures safety for users. One significant benefit of P2P platforms is that they allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrency directly with each other without needing a third-party intermediary. This can reduce fees and increase the speed of transactions.

P2P platforms may also offer a broader range of payment methods than traditional exchanges, which can be convenient for users who do not have access to traditional payment methods or prefer alternative methods such as Mercado Pago.

Additionally, with the OKX Crypto Converter Calculator, users can easily view real-time exchange rates for converting fiat to Bitcoin and vice versa before placing an order. Start buying Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH)Tether (USDT), and TrueUSD (TUSD) with Mercado Pago on OKX today. 

How to buy Bitcoin with Mercado Pago

If you want to purchase Bitcoin using Mercado Pago on OKX P2P Trading, it's a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps.Here's how to do it:

  1. Create an OKX account:

  • Visit the OKX website and click the Sign Up button.

  • Enter either your email address or phone number to get started.

  • Enter the 6-digit code sent to your selected option. Note: Your verification code will expire in 30 minutes.

  • Create a valid password to complete account registration.

 2. Verify your OKX account:

  • Hover over the profile icon on the header menu and select "Verification."

  • Enter the relevant fields, including your nationality, legal first, middle, and last name, ID type, and ID document number, to complete the Level 1 identity verification.

  • Take a photo of the front and back of your ID document and a selfie to complete the Level 2 identity verification. Important: All users must verify their identity before buying Bitcoin and other popular digital assets. There are two levels of verification, and users must pass the Level 2 identity verification to buy and sell crypto on the OKX platform.

 3. Find the best offer

  • Navigate to the P2P trading marketplace and ensure the Buy function is selected.

  • Select Mercado Pago, BTC, and the preferred fiat type to generate all listed offers. Note: You may filter the results further by adding your preferred fiat amount.

  • Select the offer you prefer to initiate the trade.

 4. Make payment

  • In the pop-up window, enter the amount of Bitcoin you wish to purchase with your preferred fiat and ensure that “Mercado Pago” is selected under the “payment method” field.

  • Click Buy BTC to confirm your purchase. Note: Your purchased BTC tokens will be deposited into your Funding Account once the seller confirms that payment has been received.

Why buy Bitcoin on OKX?

Multi-layered security

OKX uses multi-layered security to keep your money and information safe from cybercriminals. Semi-offline storage, a multi-signature system, emergency backups, 2FA, anti-phishing codes, withdrawal passwords, and more are all part of our security stack. 

World-class security

At OKX, the safety of your funds is of utmost importance. Besides establishing sophisticated security systems for our internal wallets, we also provide traders with tools and features that are among the best in the business.

Round-the-clock support

The OKX support center answers all frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can use the chatbot to contact our dedicated live agents for assistance.


1. Is it safe to buy Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX?

Yes, it is generally safe to buy Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX as long as you follow basic security precautions. For example, make sure to use a strong and unique password for your OKX account and enable two-factor authentication to help protect your account from unauthorized access. Additionally, be sure only to buy Bitcoin from trusted sellers and only send payment through secure payment methods, such as Mercado Pago. OKX P2P Trading takes security seriously and has implemented various measures to protect its users from fraud and scams. However, as with any online transaction, it is essential to be cautious and to only trade with reputable sellers. It is also a good idea to enable two-factor authentication for an added layer of security.

2. Are any fees associated with buying Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX?

While OKX P2P Trading does not charge a fee for buying Bitcoin, there may be fees associated with purchasing Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX. These fees may include Mercado Pago fees for processing the payment. Therefore, it is essential to carefully review the fees associated with any transaction before proceeding to ensure you know the total cost. 

3. Do I need to be an expert trader to start trading Bitcoin?

OKX provides a beginner-friendly trading interface with well-labeled sections enabling beginner traders to buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies easily. Our demo trading feature offers a simulated trading environment for users to practice their trading strategies before conducting actual trades. Additionally, with OKX Learn, you can pick up basic trading strategies and how to leverage our platform to trade more effectively for free. You may also participate in our demo trading program to get a feel for the markets and test your skills before using real funds. 

4. How can I stake BTC that I purchased?

Users can visit the Earn section of our platform to discover various opportunities to put their BTC to work and make gains through staking.  

5. How long does it take to buy Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX P2P Trading?

The time it takes to buy Bitcoin with Mercado Pago on OKX P2P Trading will depend on a few factors, including the availability of sellers willing to accept Mercado Pago as a payment method and the speed of the payment processing through Mercado Pago. However, the process should generally be relatively quick, with the Bitcoin being released to your OKX P2P Trading account as soon as the payment is confirmed. 

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