On preventing bitcoin transaction from money laundering in Indonesia: Analysis and recommendation on regulations

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Abstract

Bitcoin is an emerging financial technology that is gaining a lot of popularity all over the world and starting to change the way people make financial transaction. In Indonesia however, bitcoin is more famous for its negative issue, such as money laundering, rather than its usage in financial transaction. One interesting fact to observe is the absence of regulations that explicitly governs the usage of bitcoins. This paper analyzes the factors influencing Indonesian authorities in defining regulations for bitcoins and how the existing regulations left open some opportunities for a bad guy to perform money laundering with the help of bitcoins. A qualitative approach is used in this research for data collection and analysis. Interview with two experts representing bitcoin exchange company and legal consultant was conducted in data collection. The outcome of this research is to find out vulnerabilities in bitcoin that allows money laundering and give suggestions on how to prevent money laundering with bitcoin from the perspective of regulations and bitcoin company in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - WBIS 2017
Subtitle of host publication2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538620380
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2018
Event2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security, WBIS 2017 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Sep 201724 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - WBIS 2017: 2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security, WBIS 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period23/09/1724/09/17

Keywords

  • bitcoin
  • Indonesia
  • money laundering
  • regulation
  • virtual currency

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    Gifari, A., Anggorojati, B., & Yazid, S. (2018). On preventing bitcoin transaction from money laundering in Indonesia: Analysis and recommendation on regulations. In Proceedings - WBIS 2017: 2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security (pp. 143-148). (Proceedings - WBIS 2017: 2017 International Workshop on Big Data and Information Security; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWBIS.2017.8275116