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Bitcoin Not Legitimate Payment Instrument: Bank Indonesia
A Bitcoin sign can be seen on display at a bar in central Sydney, Australia, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray
Thursday, 26 October, 2017 | 15:30 WIB
Bitcoin Not Legitimate Payment Instrument: Bank Indonesia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Bank Indonesia (BI) has said that bitcoin is not a legitimate payment instrument. BI Executive Director for Payment System Policy Department Eny V. Panggaben said that the central bank has banned the use of bitcoin as a payment instrument.

“Bitcoin is clearly banned. But in individual transactions, it is allowed, but it’s at your own risk,” Bank Indonesia Director Eny said on October 26.

Read: Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Announces It is Ending Trading

 

Nevertheless, Eny said that blockchain technology should be developed further.

A blockchain is a decentralized public ledger of transactions that are recorded in files called blocks.

Earlier, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Ronald Waas has called for caution over growing use of bitcoin.

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