Our central bank, Bank Indonesia, stated that Bitcoin is allowed to be used, traded, or kept as an asset of a digital commodity by the Indonesian citizen, but it is not allowed to be used as a method of payment considering the only legal currency that can be used in Indonesia is only Rupiah (US Dollars, Yen, or Bitcoin is not allowed). The use of Bitcoin is solely the user’s responsibility.
This is the official press release from Bank Indonesia, taken directly from their site.
Statement of Bank Indonesia Related To Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currency
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