Hard! BI Boss Bans Bitcoin As A Payment Tool

Suara.com – Governor of Bank Indonesia Perry Warjiyo emphasized that until now the use of crypto assets including Bitcoin as a means of payment in Indonesia is still a prohibited activity, aka haram.

“Since the beginning we have reminded and emphasized that bitcoin is not allowed as a legal means of payment as well as other currencies other than rupiah,” said Perry at the CNBC Indonesia Economic Outlook 2021 event, Thursday (25/2/2021).

Perry reasonably forbade the use of crypto assets because it was based on the Currency Act which states all payment instruments using coins, paper and digital using rupiah.

Previously, the price of Bitcoin dropped by 8 percent to the level of US $ 46,000 per chip or the equivalent of Rp.702 million (Exchange rate of Rp.14,000).

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This price decline is also the worst record in the Bitcoin price track record in the past month. Bitcoin was down 7.5 percent to 53,177 US dollars.

Previously, Elon Musk was no longer the richest person in the world after Tesla’s shares and Bitcoin’s value plummeted, cutting over $ 15 billion (IDR 211 Trillion) from his net worth.

Tesla’s shares fell 10.3 percent, the biggest drop since September.

Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.

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