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From the CEO

It's revolutionised finance, and we've had to adjust our preconceptions about what money actually is.

Adrian Przelozny
Chief Executive Officer

CEO shows how to get started

We have a number of sophisticated security options, for your peace of mind.

Adrian Przelozny
Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Przelozny, CEO

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Market expert on the growth of Bitcoin

Major global businesses have begun accepting and transacting in Bitcoin.

Lasanka Perera
Chief Business Development Officer
MD Global FX Partners

The People's Money - Bitcoin

Adam Tepper, founding partner of Independent Reserve, explains the concepts behind Bitcoin in an approachable and easy to understand way.

Adam's book leaves the reader with a solid understanding of this revolutionary new technology and the vast potential that it brings.

Get the Book

The People's Money - Bitcoin'

Independent Reserve is a Bitcoin exchange where investors, traders and everyday people come to buy and sell Bitcoin

Independent Reserve is a registered Australian company, underpinned by Australia's highly regulated financial sector. We are audited annually by one of the world's most respected auditing firms - read more about our governance.

The technology behind Independent Reserve is our proprietary Airmarshal™ platform, which provides a secure, robust, scalable system for online trading. We also provide the secure Airbridge™ API for third parties integrating with Independent Reserve.

Buy and sell Bitcoin using any of our three supported currencies

USD USD AUD AUD NZD NZD

USD USD AUD AUD NZD NZD

Four Easy Steps

In four easy steps, you can be securely trading Bitcoin.

Create an Account

It doesn't cost anything, and it only takes a moment.

Verify your Identity

We are legally required to verify your identity before you can trade. We will ask for some personal information, and then send you a security code in the mail. Once you've entered the code mailed to you, your account will be immediately ready to trade.

Deposit Funds

To buy Bitcoin, you need to first deposit funds into your account. For Australian customers we accept Electronic Funds Transfer. International customers may make a SWIFT transfer into our bank account. To sell Bitcoin, you may deposit Bitcoin into your Independent Reserve account.

Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Once your account is funded, you may then follow the prompts to buy and sell Bitcoin. When you're finished, you may keep your money at Independent Reserve for safekeeping, or withdraw it to your own Bitcoin wallet or bank account.

Create an Account

It doesn't cost anything, and it only takes a moment.

Verify your Identity

We are legally required to verify your identity before you can trade. We will ask for some personal information, and then send you a security code in the mail. Once you've entered the code mailed to you, your account will be immediately ready to trade.

Deposit Funds

To buy Bitcoin, you need to first deposit funds into your account. For Australian customers we accept Electronic Funds Transfer. International customers may make a SWIFT transfer into our bank account. To sell Bitcoin, you may deposit Bitcoin into your Independent Reserve account.

Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Once your account is funded, you may then follow the prompts to buy and sell Bitcoin. When you're finished, you may keep your money at Independent Reserve for safekeeping, or withdraw it to your own Bitcoin wallet or bank account.

Multi-Currency Trading

Independent Reserve facilitates trading Bitcoin in three currencies: USD, AUD and NZD. When depositing funds into your Independent Reserve account, you can choose to credit any of your accounts.

Independent Reserve features a multi-currency order book which automatically converts all open orders into your currency of choice. This means that you can take advantage of the full pool of open orders to always get the best possible price when trading Bitcoin, as someone using AUD can transparently buy Bitcoin from another user who trades in USD or NZD, and vice versa.

  Usd Aud Nzd
1 Usd = 1 1.3624 1.4619
1 Aud = 0.7022 1 1.0463
1 Nzd = 0.6518 0.9023 1

Fee Schedule

Independent Reserve does not collect GST on the value of Bitcoin bought or sold.

The ATO have recently released guidance on Bitcoin treatment under GST, which may require Australian suppliers of Bitcoin to charge GST on the supply of Bitcoin in some circumstances.

Independent Reserve provides an open marketplace for buyers and sellers, and does not buy or sell Bitcoin in its own right. Therefore we are not required to collect GST on the value of Bitcoin traded.

Independent Reserve does include GST as part of the brokerage fee charged to Australian customers, however this GST is absorbed within the standard 0.5 % trading fee and ultimately paid out of our own profits.

Trade commission As low as 0.1 %, click here for full fee schedule
Electronic Funds Transfer deposits Electronic Funds Transfer deposits of AUD 100.00 and above are free
(smaller deposits incur a $0.99 processing fee)
POLi deposits POLi deposits incur a $3.30 processing fee
SWIFT deposits SWIFT deposits of $5,000.00 equivalent and above are free
(smaller deposits incur a $15.00 processing fee)
Bitcoin deposits Free
Australian AUD withdrawals Free
International or non AUD withdrawals $20.00
Bitcoin withdrawals XBT 0.0003
Airbridge™ API Free

In the Media

Independent Reserve ranks second on Global Bitcoin Exchange rankings

6 Apr 2016 09:00
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We’re happy to report that Independent Reserve was today included in the “Spring 2016: Top Rated Bitcoin Exchanges List”, published by the Digital Currency ranking website, bitcoinx.io.

Click here to read the full report.

Independent Reserve ranks second on Global Bitcoin Exchange rankings


Introducing POLi Deposits

20 Feb 2016 21:49
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the POLi deposit option for all our Australian based account holders.

POLi allows for deposits of up to $4,000 to be credited instantly to your Independent Reserve account.

To make a deposit using POLi, simply click the “POLi” tab on the Deposit popup on the Accounts screen, and follow the prompts.

Once the POLi process completes, the funds will be instantly available for use in your Independent Reserve account

The EFT deposit option will continue to be available and is the recommended method of depositing amounts larger than $4,000.

Introducing POLi Deposits


Future Generations Won’t See Money the Way We Do, Says Bitcoin Market CEO

18 Dec 2015 15:07
Jan Przelozny

Great interview with Adrian Przelozny, CEO of Independent Reserve.

The understanding of Bitcoin on a non-technical level is spreading quickly; however, without technical understanding, many aspects are hard to grasp and even harder to evaluate. Adrian Przelozny is a technologist and software architect who is CEO of Independent Reserve. Few individuals understand the in and outs of both the technology and the industry as well as Przelozny. Here follow his views on the industry, Bitcoin’s current state and its future.

Click here to read the full interview.

Future Generations Won’t See Money the Way We Do, Says Bitcoin Market CEO

Industry News

Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a Year

28 May 2016 02:48
Jan Przelozny

A new report from Goldman Sachs Investment Research projects that the implementation of blockchain technology could streamline the clearing and settlement of cash securities, saving capital markets $2bn in the US and $6bn globally on an annual basis.

Click here to the full story on coindesk.com

Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a Year


Bitcoin’s Ecosystem Value Gets Close to US$20bn

25 May 2016 06:49
Jan Przelozny

Bitcoin remains the clear market leader in the world of cryptocurrency, although several competitors have come to fruition in the past few years. That being said, the market value of the Bitcoin ecosystem itself is estimated at US$19.481 bn, which is quite a significant amount compared to the value most people see when looking at the Bitcoin currency market cap.

Click here to read the full story on newsbtc.com

Bitcoin’s Ecosystem Value Gets Close to US$20bn

Education

Adam Tepper answers some common questions about Bitcoin

12 Oct 2014 10:41
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Adam Tepper answers some common questions about Bitcoin


Market analysis with Lasanka Perera

1 Oct 2014 21:12
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Market analysis with Lasanka Perera


Adrian Przelozny, CEO, talks Bitcoin security

1 Oct 2014 03:44
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Adrian Przelozny, CEO, talks Bitcoin security

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What others are saying

Independent Reserve has been able to merge expertise in technology, with a strong foundation in finance.

Michael Go
Chairman, Advisory Board