Brazil’s Central Bank Plans to Launch a CBDC Pilot in 2022: Report


The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) plans to launch a pilot of a digital foreign money (CBDC) by 2022, BCB President Roberto Campos Neto stated on Friday, native media outlet Estadao reported.

  • In September, the BCB told the Brazilian Senate that it deliberate to launch the ultimate model of a digital actual in 2024, in accordance to estimates made by Fabio Araujo, an financial advisor to the BCB, who added that the financial authority would conduct preliminary assessments in 2022.
  • Brazil’s central financial institution has additionally been discussing a invoice to regulate digital belongings as an funding automobile, Campos Neto also said on Friday, with out disclosing additional particulars.
  • “[Crypto] is already starting to affect even the national accounts, which means it has become a relevant investment instrument,” Campos Neto famous, including that crypto purchases are impacting Brazil’s import figures.
  • According to the BCB, Brazilians have already acquired $4.27 billion of crypto thus far in 2021. In August, Campos Neto stated that Brazilians held about $40 billion in total in cryptocurrencies.