Indonesian Crypto Exchange Tokocrypto Eyes Public Listing

Tokocrypto's CEO indicated it plans to go public in two to three years.

Jun 2, 2021 at 10:16 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:04 p.m. UTC

Tokocrypto, Indonesia's first regulated crypto exchange, is eyeing a public market listing in the next two to three years.

  • According to CEO Pang Xue Kai, Tokocrypto is profitable. It needs to remain so for at least two years before listing, DealStreetAsia reported Wednesday.
  • Tokocrypto was backed by an undisclosed investment from Binance last year aimed at building out new products and services, improving the tech stack and expanding its customer base.
  • Launched in 2018, Tokocrypto was the first crypto exchange to be regulated by Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (BAPPEBTI).
  • Tokocrypto also launched a token offering through Binance, raising $7.5 million through sales of native token TKO at $0.10, according to data by Cryptorank.
  • Crypto is outlawed as an instrument of payment in Indonesia, but is flourishing as a form of investment. Research by BAPPEBTI showed there are around 4.45 million investors in the country, more than twice the number of Indonesians who invest in stocks.
  • It was reported last month that Indonesia is considering a plan to tax crypto trading profits in a bid to bolster revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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