Blockchain Booster Roberto Campos Neto Tapped To Head Brazil Central Bank

Job Appointments | February 22, 2019 By:

Roberto Campos Neto, a strong advocate of blockchain and cryptocurrency, has been tapped to head  Brazil’s central bank by the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Despite that, Campos Neto needs the ratification of the Senate before formally assuming the job.  A final decision is expected next month.

Campos Neto has hit the ground running, having already sent a letter to the Brazilian Senate outlining the technological innovations already in use.

In his letter to the Senate, Campos Neto wrote, “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.”