Thanks to a partnership with financial services company AstroPay, users in Latin American can now purchase bitcoin on the once-largest bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox.
The company made the announcement on Thursday, specifying that the coverage would be available for Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
The way it works, according to Mt.Gox, is rather simple. From the funding options tab, users can click on ‘AstroPay’, choose their country of residence, their bank, and the amount to deposit to Mt.Gox. As one would expect, they will then be re-directed to an AstroPay page to finalize the funding.
The news is a welcome change. Previously, enthusiasts and investors in Latin America had rather limited (if any) access to Bitcoin exchanges. The more people involved, the better.