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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

Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational

23 Sep 2017 16:43
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational

Market expert on the growth of Bitcoin

Major global businesses have begun accepting and transacting in Bitcoin.

Lasanka Perera
Co-founder

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 and Digital Currency exchange where investors, traders and everyday people come to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ether

XBT XBT ETH ETH

XBT XBT ETH ETH

Independent Reserve is a registered Australian company, underpinned by Australia's highly regulated financial sector. We are an industry member of the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA) - 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 and Ether 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 and Ether.

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 or Ether, 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 or Ether, you may deposit Bitcoin and Ether into your Independent Reserve account.

Buy and Sell Bitcoin and Ether

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

Buy and Sell Bitcoin and Ether

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

Multi-Currency Trading

Independent Reserve facilitates trading Bitcoin and Ether 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 (Ether), as someone using AUD can transparently buy Bitcoin (Ether) from another user who trades in USD or NZD, and vice versa.

  Usd Aud Nzd
1 Usd = 1 1.2385 1.3476
1 Aud = 0.7787 1 1.0708
1 Nzd = 0.7105 0.8943 1

Fee Schedule

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 and Ether deposits Free
Australian AUD withdrawals Free
International or non AUD withdrawals $20.00
Bitcoin withdrawals XBT 0.0006
Ether withdrawals ETH 0.004
Bitcoin Cash withdrawals BCH 0.0006
Airbridge™ API Free

In the Media

ABC Radio: “Bitcoin – the back story”

4 Sep 2017 08:29
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Listen to Adrian Przelozny, CEO of Independent Reserve and other guests including Andreas Antonopoulos talk Bitcoin on ABC radio.

Full audio available here

ABC Radio: “Bitcoin – the back story”


Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Deposits and Withdrawals are now active

26 Aug 2017 17:07
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are pleased to announce that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Deposit and Withdrawal functionality is now active.

6 Blockchain confirmations are required for BCH deposits before they can be traded.

If you have sent BCH to one of your XBT deposit addresses, please click the ‘check now’ button next to the BCH address in the ‘Deposit Wallets’ section of the Accounts screen.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Deposits and Withdrawals are now active


Trading of Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

5 Aug 2017 17:52
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Today we have taken the first step in implementing support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

All customers will now find that they have a ‘BCH’ account on the Accounts screen, with a balance equal to that of their Independent Reserve Bitcoin (XBT) balance as at 1st August 2017, 23:16:14 UTC +10.

We plan to enable BCH trading on Monday, the 7th of August at 15:00 UTC +10.

Please take care when placing orders as we expect initial liquidity to be low. We highly recommend using Limit Orders rather than Market orders which may execute at unexpected price points due to low liquidity on the BCH market.

BCH deposits and withdrawals will be enabled at a later date, when we are confident that they can be implemented safely, with no risk to client funds.

Trading of Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Industry News

Australian Senators Call for Bitcoin to Be Official Currency

9 Aug 2017 14:25
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Two Australian senators have pushed for the Reserve Bank of Australia to embrace bitcoin and make it an official currency. Without it, the country risks its financial competitiveness and being left behind, they said.

Read full story here

Australian Senators Call for Bitcoin to Be Official Currency


Guide to SMSF investing into Digital Currency

6 Aug 2017 18:46
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

great guide to investing superannuation funds into Digital Currency via Independent Reserve!

Currently the only way to invest super in bitcoin is using self managed superannuation (SMSF)

You can set up an SMSF using an accountant of your choice near you. I used Squirrel Super as their team demonstrated the ability to understand and audit cryptocurrency investments. So look for this skill set in the accountant of your choice.

Once your SMSF is setup you will get a bank account for it to which you will transfer funds from your existing industry superannuation account.

Then sign up with an australian bitcoin exchange with your SMSF company details to purchase bitcoin/ethereum using your SMSF’s bank a/c.

I prefer to use Independent Reserve as they now have an Out of Box offering catering specifically to SMSF accounts

Please ensure you keep bitcoins/ether in a wallet you control once you have purchased them and also this wallet should be separate to your personal bitcoin wallet.

Ideally send all your SMSF purchased bitcoins/ether to a single address wallet so it is easier for annual audit purposes which SMSF’s are required to do. Your accountant will do this for you.

I personally use Copay Wallet as it has an Auditable Setting feature for the wallet which… click for more

Guide to SMSF investing into Digital Currency

Education

An Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

31 Jan 2017 16:10
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Bitcoin and blockchain technologies have received a lot of press coverage in recent times, and it is important to understand the relationship and differences between the two.

In this article we aim to explain and demystify some of the key concepts underpinning these technologies.

Bitcoin is a Digital Currency and a peer-to-peer payment network. Transactions are verified by nodes on the network, and stored on a global, public ledger called the blockchain.

A bitcoin refers to a unit of account on the blockchain. It is a digital currency created and held electronically, that is produced by people running specialised computers all around the world. This creation process is referred to as ‘mining’ and consists of using computing power in the distributed network to solve mathematical problems. The mining process is very computationally intensive, and it is what provides security for all the transactions on the Bitcoin network.

Bitcoin is decentralized and completely transparent thanks to the Bitcoin blockchain, which stores details of every single transaction that has ever occurred on the network. There are many free websites available online where anyone can inspect and view any transaction which has ever taken place on the Bitcoin network.

Bitcoin was created in 2009, by a pseudonymous programmer… click for more

An Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology


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

Xbt / Aud Trade History

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