During an online debate hosted by the Bank of Spain, cited by Reuters, Roberto Campos Neto highlighted that the central bank is “making progress” on the plans to digitalize the Brazilian real.
He called central banks globally to keep discussing on CBDCs and deepen its talks to advance in further digitalizing the economy:
We are making great progress on the digital currency process, and we should have news soon.
However, Campos Neto didn’t specify the details on the progress made by the central bank. Still, he pointed out that some topics are still in the pipeline, such as if the “digital real” will be interest-bearing and what kind of technology will host the CBDC.