Couple of weeks ago despite the outbreak of Corona Virus the Central Bank of Brazil has announced a new national QR code standard meant to help make mobile payments more transparent and efficient. Improving the real time transactions and make universal for all plataform the standard.
The financial authority has stated that the purpose of the national QR code standard, which was dubbed BR Code, is to achieve a method of universal usage. The idea is to create a standardization comparable to what exists in conventional payment terminals. Those terminals already accept a number of different types of payment technology, including cards, chips and tags, and even devices. Mean finalliy Brazil will push forward to cashless solutions and make a big jump into digital payment plataforms with instant payment.
The national QR code standard will also allow the same barcode to be used for a range of purposes.
This unveiling is only the latest in a number recently made by the central bank in the country. In addition to the quick response code regulations, the central bank also launched an instant payments platform in February 2020. All this was a component of a broader innovation program meant to completely update and refresh Brazil’s existing financial system. Brazil fintech industry is largest by far in Latin America and have been catching world attention with some invations companies that became unicorns in recent year. It is a very hot market for fintech industry and still have many opportunity unexplored.