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Bitcoin has been a popular name over the last decade. The growth in Bitcoin’s popularity has made it a globally acknowledged currency and a valuable asset. In July 2010, Bitcoin began trading at US$0.0008. By mid-April of 2021, Bitcoin prices reached new all-time highs of over $60,000 but by the summer of that same year prices were down by 50%. Bitcoin later reached its all-time high above $68,000 in November 2021. In 2022, Bitcoin's price continued to gradually decline but this is a natural process, as we have seen it happen before. You should keep in mind that in the world of cryptocurrencies, every high has a low and after every low, there will be a high sometime. So, it is important to get the timings right. Understanding the nature of the market and analyzing the movements of Bitcoin can be a guide for investors. That is why people’s attention and interest in Bitcoin remains high yet cautious, regardless of its price. As a result, some crypto market experts have even predicted that Bitcoin’s price could reach around $79,000 by the year 2025. In simple terms, it is hard to reach a definite answer when it comes to crypto investments. But if you have a good crypto market outlook to some extent and Bitcoin fits within your risk tolerance prospects, then it could be a satisfactory investment on the long-term perspective.
What is Bitcoin ?
Bitcoin is a digital currency or a form of digital asset, which is of high market value. It is ranked 1st in the crypto market. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that no one controls and anyone can use it in order to transfer monetary units of the network. Bitcoin has made it possible to send money to any part of the world easily and regardless of geographical borders and banking networks.
A very important function of Bitcoin is to maintain value. Because as we know, governments and central banks have the power to print money indefinitely and thereby reduce the value of their national currencies. In the Bitcoin network, although everyone can participate in the creation of new currency units, the total number of coins that can be created can be a maximum of 21 million units. The limited number of Bitcoin coins and the impossibility of creating more Bitcoins than what miners are allowed to mine are from the rules of the Bitcoin network which protect its value. This is one of the reasons that distinguishes Bitcoin as a long-term investment.
Is Bitcoin legal to buy in Indonesia
Yes, it is legal to buy cryptocurrencies in Indonesia but cryptocurrency is not considered an
official form of payment in Indonesia. This is according to The Indonesian government’s
released Working Paper, through which the government along with the Indonesian Central Bank
has recognized the growing market of crypto assets and its usage and has mentioned that it is
monitoring the development of the cryptocurrency industry and may issue further regulations in
the future. As of now (12th of February 2023), the regulation of cryptocurrencies in Indonesia is
limited, and it operates in a somewhat gray area but it is expected to improve further in the near
Is Bitcoin taxed in Indonesia
Yes. The article regarding cryptocurrency taxation in Indonesia can be found in the Indonesian
Tax Law, specifically in article 25 concerning "taxable income". According to the mentioned
article, cryptocurrency transactions in Indonesia are subject to income tax as they are
considered a form of "other income." According to the same mentioned Article, the taxation rate
for individuals is based on the individual's tax bracket, from 0.5% to 30% and for companies, it
is a flat rate of 20%. This means that individuals and entities who engage in cryptocurrency
transactions, such as buying, selling, or trading, must report their crypto-related income and pay
taxes on it.
Moreover, it is important for individuals and entities who engage in cryptocurrency transactions
in Indonesia to accurately report their crypto-related income and pay taxes on it to avoid
penalties and fines. It is recommended to consult a tax professional for further information on
the specific regulations and obligations for cryptocurrency taxation in Indonesia.
After you've bought Bitcoin in Indonesia
Bitcoin is a kind of electronic money by which you can send money to any part of the world or sometimes use it to buy goods and services. Bitcoin's two main features of decentralization and freedom from printing more currency units are significant achievements over today's money. These Bitcoin features are paving the way for a new form of economic system in the future. You can consider Bitcoin as a payment token, use it to make currency transfers, and even order from online stores. But looking at the use of Bitcoin in today's world, it can be seen that most people buy Bitcoin as an investment. For this reason, another point of view has emerged according to which Bitcoin can be used as an asset in addition to being able to play the role of money; An asset that can maintain its value over time.
Who can buy Bitcoin in Indonesia
In Indonesia, cryptocurrency can be purchased by individuals and businesses who are allowed
to purchase it by the law. Banks, payment processors, and exchanges are some common and
legal entities that offer services to buy cryptocurrencies in Indonesia. On this note, our
exchange is one of the most secure service providers when it comes to buying crypto assets in
Indonesia. Our exchange is legal and offers you different payment methods to purchase your
intended amount of cryptocurrency while charging you no transaction fees which would be very
cost-effective. Some of the best payment methods that we offer are: Apple Pay, Google Pay,
credit card, debit card, bank transfer, and PayPal.
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Frequently asked questions
If we consider Bitcoin to have intrinsic value due to some of its features such as limitedness and unforgeability and use it as a tool that preserves value over time, perhaps it is an asset worth buying. Bitcoin can be presented as a type of investment that preserves the value of your savings in the long term. However, we recommend that before purchasing Bitcoin, study the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market and consult with professionals.
In Indonesia, individuals are required to report and pay taxes on their cryptocurrency
transactions. In order to report cryptocurrency taxation in Indonesia you need to keep records of
all cryptocurrency transactions, including the date, amount, and type of transaction. then, it is
necessary to calculate the taxable income from your cryptocurrency transactions using the
appropriate tax rate. Next, file a tax return with the Indonesian Tax Office (Direktorat Jenderal
Pajak) and report your taxable income from cryptocurrency transactions. And lastly, pay the
taxes owed on your cryptocurrency transactions. It's important to note that the regulations
surrounding cryptocurrency tax in Indonesia are constantly evolving, and taxpayers should keep
themselves updated on the latest developments and seek advice from a tax professional if
Yes, you can sell cryptocurrency in Indonesia. However, the regulation of cryptocurrency in
Indonesia is a bit not yet so clear and it is advised to consult with a legal expert before
conducting your cryptocurrency transactions. It is also known that Indonesia allows selling
crypto assets through exchanges and it is supervised by the Commodity Futures Trading
Regulatory Agency (BAPPEBTI), a body under the Ministry of Trade. It is also recommended to
do research before engaging in cryptocurrency sales inside the country.
You can purchase a small amount of Bitcoin, unlike stocks. The least amount of Bitcoin that you can likely purchase is equivalent to 1 Satoshi, or 0.00000001 Bitcoins, depending on its price of the day.
The exact number of cryptocurrency owners is not specifically known, but according to some
data, it shows that around 4.3%, which would be about 11 million of its population, owned some
form of cryptocurrencies.
Due to theft, computer malfunction, loss of access keys, and other reasons, users may lose Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tokens. Although hot wallets are still practical for some users, cold storage (also known as offline wallets) is one of the safest ways to store Bitcoin because it cannot be accessed online. Consider using a hardware wallet for all of your long-term Bitcoin and cryptocurrency storage if you're looking for the safest storage option. For short-term investments, you can also keep your Bitcoins on our exchange wallet in order to trade more easily.If you want to hold Bitcoin long-term, although you can still keep your cryptocurrency in this wallet, it is better to not keep it in the exchange wallet nor the software one. The safest option would be a hardware wallet.