Southeast Asia’s First Regulated Crypto Exchange Platform: Tokocrypto

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Southeast Asia’s First Regulated Crypto Exchange Platform: Tokocrypto

  • The company aims to furnish an easy, simple, instant, and secure platform to facilitate crypto-exchanges.
  • Tokocrypto has presented 5 stablecoins in their platform recently viz. GUSD, PAX, TUSD, USDC, and USDT, completing DGX.
  • Indonesia’s regulatory body monitoring crypto-asset trading, the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (BAPPEBTI), has granted registration to its leading crypto exchange platform Tokocrypto.

Tokocrypto, a body established in June 2017, was the result of a strong crypto fan group that understood the benefits that blockchain technologies can provide to the public. The company aims to furnish an easy, simple, instant, and secure platform to facilitate crypto-exchanges.

The company allows technical knowledge to be shared globally with respect to new ideas and innovations related to cryptocurrencies to enhance their transaction capacity. The preliminary object of the company is to become the leading exchange platform of Digital Assets in the Southeast Asia region.

Tokocrypto has presented 5 stablecoins in their platform recently viz. GUSD, PAX, TUSD, USDC, and USDT, completing DGX. With these new coins, Tokocrypto acquires the ability to become a gateway for stablecoins in Indonesia.

BAPPEBTI and Tokocrypto

BAPPEBTI an agency launched in 2005, is the authority responsible to regulate the financial services sector in Indonesia. BAPPEBTI stands for Badan Pengawas Perdagangan Berjangka Komoditi or the Indonesian Commodities and Futures Trading Regulatory Authority.

Indonesian Ministry of Finance becomes the supervising authority of the body. Apart from that, the institution is managed by a board of administrators appointed by the government from industry experts.

Indonesia’s regulatory body monitoring crypto-asset trading, the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (BAPPEBTI), has granted registration to its leading crypto exchange platform Tokocrypto. As of now, this is the only regulated crypto platform in Indonesia to facilitate legal digital transactions.

The platform is aimed to accomplish a leadership role in the cryptocurrency sector of Southeast Asia whereby the company can establish trade with International Clients, unlike other platforms, as stated by Pang Xue Kai, CEO of Tokocrypto in a press meet.

The company was established based on the understanding of how such blockchain facilities could be utilized for the benefit of the public.

The approval has provided the company with the advantage of initiating a preliminary contact to the most developed enterprises and individuals in the country.

Being the only legally registered crypto-exchange platform it has come closer to achieve its objective of becoming the leading cryptocurrency exchange platform in Southeast Asia, which can be accounted for as a huge leap for the company.

The existing cryptocurrency exchanges in Indonesia operating in the gray areas were cleared of uncertainties when BAPPEBTTI issued regulatory compliance rules with respect to such platforms to clear ambiguities.

According to these compliance rules, starting from 2020 only crypto-exchange platforms officially registered, can facilitate crypto transactions.

The digital economy of the country is estimated to ascend from $40 billion to $133 billion by 2025 based on a recent report. This, in turn, underlines the capacity of cryptocurrencies in the Indonesian market. To achieve the status of a fully licensed exchange, Tokocrypto will actively engage with BAPPEPTI and other Government agencies in the country.

Conclusion

The advancements of institutions must be accounted for as a significant milestone. This is because such institutions have achieved sustainable development through legal sanctions.

When institutions like Tokocrpto around the globe achieve the legal capacity through their respective regulatory bodies, these organizations can benefit the public at huge levels based on their technological advancements and efficiency.

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