The President Of Brazil Appoints Pro Crypto Head Of Central Bank
The recently elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has officially appointed Roberto Campos Neto, an experienced economist as the head of the central bank who is actually a strong blockchain and crypto supporter. Let’s find out more about his decision in the latest blockchain news.
According to Reuters news article, Campos Neto aims to improve and advance the technologies by issuing a letter to the country’s Senate where all of his involvement in technological innovation and work in several different financial institutions were outlined. He said in the letter:
“I have studied and dedicated intensely to the design of what will be the financial system of the future. I participated in studies on blockchain and digital assets. One of the contributions I hope to bring to the Central Bank is to prepare the institution for the future market, where technologies advance exponentially, generating more rapid transformations“.
Campos Neto will need the endorsement of the Senate if he wants to become able to take over the position that was delegated to him as a head of the central bank. The entire long process should be completed by the end of March this year. If he gets to be appointed, it is extremely likely that he will implement various blockchain-based solutions in the banking and financial sector.
The current government of Brazil still hasn’t taken any stance on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. However, appointing Campos Neto as head of the central bank shows that the country is prepared to enter the world of crypto since he is experienced with distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrency in general.