Statement of Bank Indonesia Related To Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currency - Bank Sentral Republik Indonesia
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September 25, 2016
No. 16/6/DKom​​​
 
In view of the Act No. 7 Year 2012 concerning Currency and Act No. 23 Year 1999 which has been amended several times, the latest with Act No. 6 Year 2009, Bank Indonesia states that Bitcoin and other virtual currency are not currency or legal payment instrument in Indonesia. 
 
The society is encouraged to be careful toward Bitcoin and other virtual currency. All risks related to the ownership/use of Bitcoin should be borne by the owner/user of the Bitcoin and other virtual currency.

 
Jakarta, 6 February 2014
Communication Department
 
 
Peter Jacobs
Director
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