To uphold accountability, Indonesia is looking to appoint natives as directors of digital asset exchange firms, ensuring stakeholders of rapid action should the sector run into financial woes.
A long-stalled plan to create Indonesia's digital asset exchange is coming to fruition as the government ramps up measures to safeguard investors from rising interest in the market.
GoTo expands its business activities with its entry into the digital assets market, procuring a local exchange platform for $8.4 million, a move that’s expected to contribute to Indonesia's GDP.
Bank Indonesia is currently working on improving the cybersecurity features of the digital rupiah and exploring its cross-border interoperability with CBDCs of other countries.
The country’s taxman said that transactions will also be charged a value-added tax of 0.1%, way below the 11% charged to other goods and services in Indonesia.
The watchdog has reiterated its earlier warning that financial institutions can’t deal in digital currencies as pressure mounts from religious organizations.
After a heated debate involving religious scholars and digital currency experts, members of the organization voted to declare digital currencies haram.
Indonesia has emerged as the country with the highest interest in digital currencies, ranking ahead of Chile and Argentina, which are in second and third place respectively.
The Minister of Trade has said India has no plans to impose a blanket ban on Bitcoin like China did, although the government is looking at more regulations.
Bank of Indonesia bank has turned its focus to studying the benefits of a digital currency, as well as the knock-on effect on payment systems and the wider monetary system. , while addressing issues around the readiness of the financial infrastructure currently in place.
The Indonesian Commodity Futures Trade Regulatory Agency has proposed a final income tax on any transaction involving a digital currency, which will apply to the 13 exchanges authorized by the market regulator.