Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational

3 Dec 2016 15:08
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational


Sched. Maintenance: 3rd Dec. 13:00 UTC+11. Expect 4 hour outage

29 Nov 2016 11:16
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Sched. Maintenance: 3rd Dec. 13:00 UTC+11. Expect 4 hour outage


Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational

21 Oct 2016 12:34
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Scheduled Maintenance Complete – All systems operational

In the Media

Christmas and New Year Operations

21 Dec 2016 14:36
Jan Przelozny

Please be advised that no fiat deposits or withdrawals will be processed on December 25-26 and also January 1st. All other aspects of Independent Reserve will continue to function as normal.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from the whole Independent Reserve team.

Christmas and New Year Operations


Introducing SMSF Accounts

3 Dec 2016 15:21
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are pleased to announce today the introduction of Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) accounts on Independent Reserve.

We are very excited to be able to provide this service to our customers who wish to use Digital Currency as part of their retirement investment portfolio.

Introducing SMSF Accounts


Ethereum Trading

6 Aug 2016 18:22
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we have added support for Ether (ETH) trading to the Independent Reserve platform.

It is now possible to trade Ether for AUD, USD and NZD using our multi-currency order book.

Thank you all for your continued support, and I look forward to sharing more news with you soon.

You can switch between Bitcoin and Ether Digital Currencies using the dropdown list in the top left corner of your screen.

Ethereum Trading


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 $10,000 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 $10,000.

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


Sydney Bitcoin Christmas Party

11 Dec 2015 14:10
Jan Przelozny

We’d like to extend an invite to the upcoming Sydney Bitcoin Christmas party!

The event will be held at the rooftop bar of the Metropolitan Hotel in the Sydney CBD, next Wednesday, December 16 at 6pm. Further information and RSVP available online: http://www.meetup.com/BitcoinSYD/events/225551994/

The event will be jointly sponsored by Independent Reserve, along with our friends from BitPOS and BitRocket.

We hope to see you all there, for a great night with the Sydney Bitcoin community.

Sydney Bitcoin Christmas Party


Independent Reserve added to BitcoinAverage price index

14 Nov 2015 21:33
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are happy to announce that Independent Reserve was today added to the BitcoinAverage price indexes for AUD, USD and NZD currencies.

BitcoinAverage is one of the most trusted providers of Bitcoin pricing worldwide, and we are thrilled to be a part of this respected price index.

Independent Reserve added to BitcoinAverage price index


‘The People’s Money – Bitcoin’, by Adam Tepper

4 Oct 2015 22:45
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

We are proud and excited to announce ‘The People’s Money – Bitcoin’ a book written by Adam Tepper, founding partner of Independent Reserve.

In his book, Adam explains the concepts behind Bitcoin in an approachable and easy to understand way, leaving the reader with a solid understanding of this revolutionary new technology and the vast potential that it brings.

The People’s Money – Bitcoin is available as a free download for all registered Independent Reserve account holders, as well as a full color hard copy.

You can download or buy the book here

The People's Money - Bitcoin, by Adam Tepper

‘The People’s Money – Bitcoin’, by Adam Tepper


Introducing our Customer Referral Program

15 Aug 2015 14:26
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

Become a part of the success of Independent Reserve and earn real money in the process!

Join our Referral Program and invite your friends to earn a 50% revenue share of all brokerage fees paid by the users you invite for the first 90 days.

The Referral Program is available to all verified account holders of Independent Reserve, and you can find further details on the Settings page.

Introducing our Customer Referral Program

Industry News

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests

21 Feb 2017 22:37
Jan Przelozny

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) revealed today that it expects to increase the amount it will invest in distributed ledger technology as part of its broader plans to become the first exchange in the world to upgrade to post-trade services built using the technology.

After having already invested AUS$20.3m to develop the technology and more, the exchange’s CEO, Dominic Stevens, now says that number will rise to AUS$50m ($38.5m) by the end of this year.

Click here to read the full story on coindesk.com

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests


ADCCA Blockchain APAC Conference

11 Feb 2017 16:14
Adrian Przelozny, CEO

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We are pleased to be able to offer a special discount to attend this year’s APAC Blockchain conference in Sydney from 7-9 March. With support by the ADCCA, the event will bring together business leaders and disruptive start-ups at the forefront of using and testing both Blockchain and Bitcoin’s potential. Hear from leading Australian and International Digital Currency and and Blockchain experts on a range of topics across the exciting, emerging FinTech market.

With some of the most engaging speakers in the world, including; Joseph Lubin, Ethereum and ConsenSys; Annabel Spring, Commonwealth Bank; Liam Maxwell, UK Government; Chami Akmeemana, ConsenSys, and many more, this event will focus on identifying the opportunities and overcoming the challenges to making this technology a commercial reality in the Asia Pacific.

See ticket packages and book online here

Get your 15% discount using the promo code:   INDREV_15

ADCCA Blockchain APAC Conference


Poland Officially Recognizes Trading in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

9 Feb 2017 15:53
Jan Przelozny

Poland has officially recognized the trading and mining of virtual currencies as an ‘official economic activity’ according to the Central Statistical Office of Poland, hereinafter GUS. GUS is Poland’s executive agency dealing with national statistics and reports directly to the Polish Prime Minister’s office.

Click here to read the full story on cointelegraph.com

Poland Officially Recognizes Trading in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies


IBM: Nine in 10 Government Execs Plan to Invest in Blockchain By 2018

3 Feb 2017 15:43
Jan Przelozny

Many of the government leaders queried by IBM in a recent survey say they want to put Blockchain to work in the public sector.

Out of 200 government executives from 16 different countries worldwide polled, 14% say they expect to utilize production-grade Blockchains sometime this year. Forty-eight percent anticipate launches of their own between now and 2020. The remaining 38% indicated that they would take a wait-and-see approach, putting off their own use of the tech until past 2020.

Among the use cases cited in the report, asset management and identity management were cited as the most compelling by government leaders. Of those looking to integrate Blockchain into their government services in the next year, 45% said they want to invest in asset management capabilities, with another 45% highlighting digital identity as a key area of investment.

Overall, the results indicate a bullish sentiment on Blockchain use for government services.

As IBM noted in its survey report:

“For example, nine in ten government organizations plan to invest in Blockchain for use in financial transaction management, asset management, contract management and regulatory compliance by 2018. And seven in ten government executives predict Blockchain will significantly disrupt the area of contract management, which is often the intersection of the public and private sectors.”

Click here to read the full story on coindesk.com

IBM: Nine in 10 Government Execs Plan to Invest in Blockchain By 2018


Bitcoin Could Overtake Card Payments Within Next Decade

25 Jan 2017 14:40
Jan Przelozny

The volume of electronic payments surpassed cash transactions in 2016, beating fiat for the first time in history. Bitcoin could overtake credit and debit card payments within the next decade.
 
Euromonitor International (EI), a global market intelligence provider, revealed that electronic payments settled with credit and debit cards nearly reached $25 trillion in the past 12 months.
 
The role of Bitcoin in the era of electronic transfers is vital in the sense that it still remains one of the only methods of money transfer that allows users to send money on a peer to peer basis within a decentralized ecosystem. The network itself isn’t prone to manipulation or vulnerability and a central entity or administration has no authority over the settlement of transactions.

Similar to how credit and debit cards overtook cash payments for the first time in history, Fintech or non-bank transactions could very possibly overtake credit and debit card payments within the next decade. If so, Bitcoin will be at the forefront of it, providing the necessary infrastructure for a global user base to handle money with financial freedom and privacy.

Click here to read the full story on cointelegraph.com

Bitcoin Could Overtake Card Payments Within Next Decade


10,000+ European ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin

16 Jan 2017 14:59
Jan Przelozny

Wallet provider Holytransaction has a trade website and app that let you choose networks for either buying or selling Bitcoin. The company has provided 11,500 ATMs for users to withdraw cash from located in Spain and Poland and over 15,000 locations for purchasing Bitcoin.
 
Click here to read the full story on news.bitcoin.com

10,000+ European ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin


Bitcoin Growing Fast In Laregely Unbanked Indonesia

8 Jan 2017 12:08
Jan Przelozny

Indonesia, trailing just behind the United States as the fourth most populous country in the world, has a large and growing Bitcoin community. The vast population is 80 percent unbanked, and their Rupiah is one of the most-traded currencies for Bitcoin worldwide already.

Click here to read more on news.bitcoin.com

Bitcoin Growing Fast In Laregely Unbanked Indonesia


Russia Calls for Celebration as Bitcoin Becomes Legal

18 Dec 2016 22:01
Jan Przelozny

A couple of weeks ago, Russian authorities announced that Bitcoin use was legitimate in the eyes of the law. With a population of 146 mln people, Russia is an important market for Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Click here to read the full story on cointelegraph.com

Russia Calls for Celebration as Bitcoin Becomes Legal


Asian TV May Become the Next Industry To Embrace Bitcoin, Giving Viewers Control

5 Dec 2016 20:19
Jan Przelozny

In the future, TV viewers could invest directly in the programs they want to watch – by buying digital currency such as Bitcoin.
 
Award winner and CEO of the European Television Guild, Graham Pitman, shared with Cointelegraph his thoughts on Bitcoin. He told Cointelegraph:
 
“I launched the first Asian TV channel 22 years ago. Whilst there is plenty of funding for mainstream television and films, we have seen budgets, dedicated to specialist programs and documentaries, cut. Bitcoin is a fascinating technology and could be the answer to help independent filmmakers and producers get access to the financial resources so that we may keep enjoying the broad viewing options we have today.”
 
Click here to read the full story on cointelegraph.com

Asian TV May Become the Next Industry To Embrace Bitcoin, Giving Viewers Control


Australian Digital Currency Advocates Launch Self-Regulation Effort

2 Dec 2016 20:25
Jan Przelozny

Digital currency advocates in Australia have launched a new code of conduct initiative aimed at promoting self-regulation in the nascent technology space.

The Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association (ADCCA) announced today the launch of the Digital Currency Industry Code of Conduct, which the group said was a result of recommendations in 2015 Senate report. The initiative was first announced in February.

One of the key suggestions in that report was that, as the government formulates a more concrete strategy for regulating digital currencies like bitcoin, self-regulation among companies working with the tech can help fill the gap. Since then, Australia has moved to extend anti-money laundering rules to bitcoin exchanges – a position reflected in the new conduct code. Meanwhile, officials have been looking at ways to eliminate a much-maligned “double tax” on the purchase of Bitcoin.

Nicholas Giurietto, CEO of the ADCCA, said in a statement:

“The self-regulatory model that we have developed gives Australian consumers confidence that they are dealing with a business with standards that they can trust, while implementing AML/CTF safeguards.

Click here to read the full story on coindesk.com

Australian Digital Currency Advocates Launch Self-Regulation Effort