Binance in Talks to Set Up New Exchange with Indonesia’s Biggest Businesses

UTC by Benjamin Godfrey · 3 min read
Binance in Talks to Set Up New Exchange with Indonesia’s Biggest Businesses
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The plans to deepen its foothold in Indonesia may come somewhat easy for Binance as the Indonesian government is known to maintain a favorable stance when it comes to digital currencies. 

Binance exchange, one of the biggest trading platforms in the world, is looking at opportunities to broaden its businesses in Indonesia through partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the country. Per a Bloomberg report, the trading firm is exploring a business association with PT Bank Central Asia (BCA), controlled by sibling billionaires Budi and Michael Hartono, and PT Telkom Indonesia on the possibilities of setting up a new digital currency exchange.

The matters have not been made official and the Bloomberg report is based on sources close to the matter. Forming a business bond with the duo of BCA and PT Telkom Indonesia is billed to be mutually beneficial to all parties. While the proposed venture will take a pivotal role in the financial innovation terrain in Indonesia as many of the adult population are unbanked, the existing local business will gain exposure to crypto-assets and the host of benefits they tend to offer.

According to one of the sources who spoke to Bloomberg, BCA may form the business partnership through an affiliated entity. Telekom Indonesia has been exploring new ways to divest its portfolio taking advantage of its technological advances. The firm is likely to front its MDI Venture Capital arm for the deal with Binance.

Discussions are still ongoing and the terms are likely to change, the people said. A timeline is not associated with the deal while the report made no mention of financial commitments tied to the deal.

Binance Exchange Plans to Expand Its Businesses May Meet Limited Resistance

The plans to deepen its foothold in Indonesia may come somewhat easy for Binance as the Indonesian government is known to maintain a favorable stance when it comes to digital currencies.

The Indonesian government permits the trading of cryptocurrencies on its shores, allowing them to be traded alongside commodity futures as an investment option. The government is also exploring an avenue to set up a dedicated digital currency trading platform by the end of the year.

The size of the Indonesian economy is quite large, and the emergence of innovative platforms is poised to see a number of embraces across the board. Binance Exchange currently backs the local digital currency platform, Tokocrypto, one of the most functional trading platforms in the country. The exchange is taking a markedly different approach to becoming a regulatory-friendly outfit, and beyond its direct adherence to extant rules, partnering with established regulated entities remains one of its core game plans.

While Indonesia still does not recognize cryptocurrencies as legal tender, its benevolence has been seen as an avenue to fuel growth, and Binance is taking advantage of this as best as it could.

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Benjamin Godfrey

Benjamin Godfrey is a blockchain enthusiast and journalists who relish writing about the real life applications of blockchain technology and innovations to drive general acceptance and worldwide integration of the emerging technology. His desires to educate people about cryptocurrencies inspires his contributions to renowned blockchain based media and sites. Benjamin Godfrey is a lover of sports and agriculture.

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