The Indonesian government has taken a significant step in the regulation and monitoring of the cryptocurrency sector by launching the country's crypto asset exchange and clearing house. This move aims to improve investor protection and oversight in the rapidly growing crypto industry. The crypto bourse, which commenced operations recently under the supervision of Indonesia's Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti), marks a transition in regulatory oversight. The government had previously indicated its intention to transfer the authority to regulate and supervise crypto investments to the Financial Services Authority (OJK) from Bappebti and the Trade Ministry. Operated by PT Bursa Komoditi Nusantara, the exchange will handle crypto transactions, while PT Kliring Berjangka Indonesia will be responsible for clearing these transactions. Additionally, PT Tenet Depository has been appointed as the manager for storing crypto assets. Plans for the national crypto asset exchange were first announced in 2021, but various delays hindered its launch. However, in September 2022, the Deputy Trade Minister, Jerry Sambuaga, expressed the government's intent to launch the bourse by the end of that year. Now, with the exchange operational, regulators will have access to transaction records, strengthening investor protection measures. The newly launched crypto asset bourse will list licensed crypto firms, including Tokocrypto, which was acquired by Binance in December 2022, and Indodax. Indonesia has seen a significant surge in cryptocurrency investments, with 17.5 million Indonesians having invested in crypto as of June, despite the country's ban on crypto payments in 2021. However, factors such as rising global interest rates have dampened enthusiasm among investors, leading to a decline in crypto transactions between January and June compared to the same period in 2022. Noteworthy digital assets traded in the country include Bitcoin, Ether, Binance Coin, XRP, and the stablecoin Tether. The launch of the national crypto exchange represents a significant milestone for Indonesia's crypto industry, providing a regulated and monitored platform for investors while bolstering the country's standing in the rapidly evolving crypto landscape.