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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Is Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum in Indonesia
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum 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
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
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.
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
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.
To store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a "wallet". A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.