The most recent information suggests that as part of Indonesia’s continuous attempt to update the legislative framework that governs cryptocurrencies, the country intends to operate a cryptocurrency exchange in the year 2023.
It is expected that users will be able to use the platform in advance of the transition in regulatory power from the commodities authority to the securities authority.
Didid Noordiatmoko, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency of Indonesia (Bappebti), made the announcement on January 4 that a cryptocurrency exchange has to be formed in Indonesia this year.
This step is being made as a part of a larger push to restructure the financial system that was launched in December of 2022.
As a result of this shift, during the next two years, the Financial Services Authority will take over the supervision of cryptocurrencies from Bappebti, an institution whose major focus is on commodities. This transition will take place in accordance with the change (FSA).
The Financial Industry Development and Reinforcement legislation (P2SK), which was approved by the House of Representatives of Indonesia on December 15, 2018, will now function as the primary legal reference in the financial service sector. This change will take effect on January 1, 2019.
In spite of the fact that the government of Indonesia has, as of 2017, placed an absolute ban on the use of cryptocurrencies for making payments, it is generally accepted that trading in digital assets is legal in Indonesia. This is the case despite the fact that the government of Indonesia has banned the use of cryptocurrencies for making payments.
Noordiatmoko said in the first few days of January that the value of cryptocurrency transactions in the country declined by half in 2022, dropping from 859.4 trillion Indonesian rupiahs ($55 million) to 296.66 trillion ($19 million). This information was provided in the first few days of January.
Perry Warjiyo, the Governor of the Bank of Indonesia, made the announcement in the month of December that the conceptual design of a digital rupiah, a currency that would be the equal of the country’s fiat currency, would be made available for public debate and would be released. He described the digital rupiah as “a currency that would be the equivalent of the country’s fiat currency.”