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BCR Podcast #34: Digital Real Deep Dive with Gustavo Cunha

BCR Podcast #34: Digital Real Deep Dive with Gustavo Cunha

Host of the Fintrender podcast joins to discuss the Brazil Central Bank's latest Digital Real news

Boa tarde pessoal!

The Brazilian Central Bank announced its Digital Real pilot on March 6, marking a milestone in the CBDC’s development. I asked Gustavo Cunha to come on the show to help us understand the state of the project and its roadmap. Gustavo has a wealth of knowledge in the realm of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies, and was a great resource to help me understand what makes the Digital Real unique and innovative.

You can also listen to this episode on Spotify or YouTube below.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Gustavo and I hope you do as well


Gustavo Cunha is a Brazilian financial services veteran turned crypto enthusiast, podcaster and writer. In this episode we discuss the Brazilian Central Bank's efforts to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC) called the Digital Real. We discuss:

  • the Digital Real pilot announced on March 6

  • the Bank's decision to use Hyperledger Besu for the Digital Real's underlying infrastructure

  • the goal of the Digital Real serving as infrastructure for a tokenized financial system in Brazil

  • how the Digital Real stacks up against other CBDC projects around the world

  • the difference between Pix and the Digital Real, and how the two will interact with one another once fully operative

  • plans for the Digital Real to be Ethereum Virtual Machine compatible and eventually incorporate new developments from the public blockchain world

For Portuguese readers I recommend taking a look at his recent column in InfoMoney on the subject.

You can follow Gustavo's work on his social channels below:

Substack: @Fintrender
LinkedIn: @Fintrender
Instagram: @Fintrender
Twitter: @Fintrender
Facebook: @Fintrender
Podcast: Fintechs e novos investimentos

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