Oscar Darmawan (born 15 December 1985) is an Indonesian businessman who
one of the founders of the Indonesian cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Indonesia, which has now changed its name to Indodax. He founded the site in 2014 with his partner William Sutanto. The man who was born in Semarang on December 15, 1985 has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indodax since its establishment until now.
Oscar received several awards such as an award from the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) for being the first person in Indonesia whose marriage was recorded on the Blockchain which was recorded on the blockchain network at 10ef0e, 5b5a06, 0062f6, 39f9ec, f041c4,5ff791, c20f6b, 1be885, 017202u. Oscar is also included in the ranks of the youngest 40 Under 40 leaders according to Fortune Indonesia.
Due to the mediocre economic situation of the family as a child, he was already fond of doing business such as selling toys to his peers when he was in elementary school (SD). When he was in junior high school (SMP), Oscar sold school equipment to his friends. The money earned is used to buy school supplies. Even when Oscar studied in Singapore, he could make his own money.
The number 2 of 5 siblings likes to try challenges in the business world. Been a victim of trading via Forex and e-money. Not wanting to be caught in a mistake again, after graduating from Monash University, Oscar worked in a company engaged in internet security technology. Because from a young age he had a very strong entrepreneurial spirit, Oscar decided to return to his hometown in Semarang with the aim of having his own business, namely a business in the field of internet technology. It turned out that the intention to decide to do business was opposed by his family, and he hoped that this man born in Semarang would become an employee because it was very promising.
Because Oscar has a very good view of business opportunities at a young age, namely with zero risk. Even though he did not get support from his family, Oscar was determined to establish a business engaged in web development, hosting provider, and internet marketing in early 2007 called Pondok Media with a capital of Rp. 5 million. The capital was used for promotional expenditures such as advertising amounting to Rp. 1 million, and renting 4 computers in an internet cafe to be used as an operational office.
After the success of the technology business at Pondok Media, Oscar also built ads-id.com, an internet business forum in Indonesia with a partner who is considered a soulmate, namely William Sutanto. In addition, Oscar also partnered with his wife, Yenni, by opening an online business, hobbieshouse.com, which is an e-commerce site for handmade baby equipment.