Reports: Crypto Now Viewed as a Commodity on Indonesia’s Stock Exchange

The Indonesian Trade Ministry’s Futures Trade Supervisory Board (Bappebti) has signed a decree to make cryptocurrency a commodity lawfully tradable on a stock trade, regional information outlet The Jakarta Article stories today, June 4.

In accordance to Dharma Yoga, head of Bappebti sector supervision and enhancement bureau, the Upcoming Trade Supervisory Board made the decision to let crypto to trade as a commodity as a outcome of a 4 month review into cryptocurrencies.

Dharma also pointed out that the Indonesian government will quickly launch corresponding laws on regulating currency exchange providers, taxation, and combating money laundering and terrorism funding.

Bappebti, which will do the job with crypto exchanges on regulation by inquiring them to progress reports on product or service specification and trading techniques, will also collaborate with BI and a range of govt money, tax, and police businesses.

On the other hand, the country’s central financial institution, Bank Indonesia (BI), does not acknowledge cryptocurrencies as payment instruments, and its deficiency of crypto recognition led to two Indonesian crypto exchanges shutting down past fall. More just lately, in mid-January Bank Indonesia had also issued a warning to all citizens against applying cryptocurrencies, citing their high chance.

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