The Market Supervision Chief of Indonesia’s Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti) Dharma Yoga announces the decision after several months of the proper studying the matter.
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However, there is more than just that. The head of Bappebti also mentioned that the country’s central bank will later announce other regulations for crypto exchanges and the new taxation measures around them.
Obviously, this seems natural– if the authorities allow trading crypto assets, they will also want their share of the pie in the form of taxes.
Central bank’s view
In late 2017, the country’s Central Bank was going to ban local BTC payments, since it believes Bitcoin is no legal means of payment. Its reps said nothing about virtual trading platforms, however.
At the moment the country’s financial regulator is requesting that the home virtual currency exchanges send in their proposals for the upcoming legal measures.