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Crypto-Friendly Candidate Claims Victory in Indonesia’s VP Race – Crypto News



The pro-crypto candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, backed by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, won by a majority in the previous election. The win by the duo is a turning point for the country’s emerging digital economy that will open new frontiers for the youth to look forward to blockchain and cryptocurrency opportunities.

Crypto-Friendly Candidate wins

The duo took more than 58% of the vote in the presidential contest, based on unofficial results. In addition to representing the voters’ love for the change, this triumph is somewhat the coming era of the changes that Indonesia may face in digital and economic policies. 

The son of the current president Joko Widodo and mayor of Surakarta, Gibran has been outspoken about his desire to capitalize on the opportunities that blockchain and cryptocurrencies provide for the younger generation of the country.

Gibran’s way of digital innovation integration into the Indonesian economic environment points out the up-to-date approach to using digital globalization. His dedication to creating a competent labor force in the areas of blockchain, crypto, artificial intelligence, and cyber security is a true reflection of his aspiration to make Indonesia a leader in the digital era.

Bridging the Gap in the Digital Divide

In addition, the outcome of the elections reflects a general embrace and excitement of the digital technologies by the Indonesians. The proposal of Gibran to educate and grow talents in advanced industries is a strategic step to narrow the digital divide and make Indonesia to stay competitive globally. 

Moreover, the emphasis on digital literacy and skills is anticipated to bring in large opportunities to the country’s youth and subsequently promote innovation, enterprise, and economic growth.

Regulatory Framework and Crypto Exchange

The win also comes at a period of time when Indonesia is adjusting its position on the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. However, despite the country’s conservative attitude towards digital currencies, the national cryptocurrency exchange which was launched in July 2023 is a big step in the direction. 

This platform, overseen by Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (Bappebti), is the only legal marketplace for the trading of digital assets in the country, highlighting the country’s endeavor to standardize and protect cryptocurrency transactions.

Indonesia’s appeal as a digital asset innovation and investment hub will be bolstered by the creation of a national cryptocurrency exchange and a new administration with friendly crypto policy. Nonetheless, it is evident that even if the conversion of cryptocurrencies is allowed the using of them as a payment instrument to pay for goods and services is restrained, which stresses to a cautious and smooth integration of digital currency.

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