Indonesia Bitcoin traders have fled cryptocurrency exchanges to Localbitcoins in the week the government enacted anti-money laundering regulations for the industry.


Volume Up 300 Percent In A Week

Data from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly Localbitcoins volumes in various markets, confirms a huge spike for the seven days ending February 16.

Localbitcoins functions on a P2P basis with users creating and accepting private sales of Bitcoin for fiat currency and vice versa.

According to the Coin Dance data, traders exchanged over 10.3 billion rupiah ($730,000) last week, dwarfing the previous record of 4.5 billion ($319,000) set the week before.

The phenomenon coincided with an announcement from Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti, formalizing the need for exchanges to comply with AML…

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Source: https://thebitcoinnews.com/indonesia-follows-venezuela-with-giant-localbitcoins-bitcoin-trading-surge/