Responding to the NFT trend by increasing digital literacy skills: Ministry

The ministry urged the public to react wisely to the trend of NFT transactions, so that the economic potential of using NFTs does not have a negative impact and does not violate the law.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Spokesperson for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Dedy Permadi, said it was crucial for people to boost their digital literacy skills to respond to the non-fungible token (NFT) trend that has gained in popularity lately.

“The ministry has urged the public to react wisely to the trend of NFT transactions, so that the economic potential of using NFTs does not have a negative impact and does not violate the law,” the gatekeeper said on Monday. -speak to ANTARA.

Permadi also called on people to increase their digital literacy skills, so they can use digital technology productively.

Recently, NFT has become one of the most popular topics among Indonesian netizens.

This trend has gained momentum ever since a man named Ghozali from Semarang, Central Java managed to earn Rs 13 billion after selling his selfie on the OpenSea NFT marketplace.

To this end, Permady has asked the NFT transaction platforms to ensure that they do not commit any violation related to the law on the protection of personal data and others.

The ministry also urged NFT transaction platforms to ensure no circulation of content that violates applicable laws, including intellectual property rights, the spokesperson said.

Additionally, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology has ordered his ministry officials to monitor NFT transaction activities in Indonesia.

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They must also coordinate with the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) as the institution in charge of managing crypto asset transactions.

The Electronic Transactions and Information Act No. 11 of 2008 and its amendments and regulations oblige all electronic systems administrators (PES) to ensure that their platforms are not used to violate the law.

“Violation of existing regulations could lead to administrative penalties, including blocking access to the platform for users from Indonesia,” Permadi said.

“The ministry will take strict measures by coordinating with the Bappebti, the police and other ministries or institutions to take legal action against the users of the NFT transaction platform who have violated the law,” he said. added.

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