About Us

Our Mission

To be APAC's most trusted cryptocurrency exchange.

Founded in 2013 by Adam Tepper and Adrian Przelozny, Independent Reserve’s vision was to build Australia’s most secure and trusted Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange. Moreover, we aimed to transform cryptocurrency technology into secure, robust and regulated financial services, and do things the right way.

We have grown to and serve over 150,000 Australian, New Zealand and global customers, and we are trusted by over 8,000 Self-Managed Super Funds.

Since our launch, we have built a world-class orderbook exchange and OTC service desk, expanded operations to South-East Asia and continue to build new features and partnerships that add value to our customers.

Our stats

  • 7+
    Years in business
  • 8,000+
    Trusted by SMSF
  • 150,000+
    Australia & New Zealand users
The People’s Money Bitcoin - Adam Tepper

Written by Adam Tepper, the book “The People’s Money - Bitcoin” explains the concepts behind Bitcoin in an approachable and easy to understand way. By the end of the book you will have a solid understanding of this revolutionary new technology and the vast potential that it brings.

Sadly, Adam passed away before he could complete the book, and it was completed thanks to the Bitcoin Association of Australia (now Blockchain Australia) along with amazing help from the greater Bitcoin community.

Independent Reserve is a registered Australian company (ABN 46 164 257 069), underpinned by Australia's highly regulated financial sector.

Independent Reserve is overseen by an experienced advisory board, chaired by Mike Tilley, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch Australia and Challenger Limited. Independent Reserve is an audited, Gold Certified member of Blockchain Australia, which represents the Cryptocurrency industry in Australia.

Blockchain Australia Certified

Our Core

We provide an open order book exchange and OTC Trading Desk where you can buy, sell and trade major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP (Ripple) and Tether using AUD, USD and NZD. Our exchange offers strong security, deep liquidity, low fees and excellent customer service.

Our services are made stronger by an ever-growing array of features, partnerships and security.

Connected spheres with cryptocurrencies logotypes inside
  • API

    Develop or integrate third-party applications through our Airbridge API.
  • OTC trading desk

    Make large over-the-counter (OTC) trades through our VIP service desk.
  • AutoTrader

    AutoTrader allows customers to execute automated trading strategies, such as AutoBuy (AutoDCA) and AutoSell. New strategies are released regularly.
  • FastTrack

    FastTrack enables customers to register and start trading in minutes.
  • Premium Accounts with Insurance

    Independent Reserve is the first Australian cryptocurrency exchange to offer insurance on crypto assets.
  • Multi-Currency

    Buy, sell and trade the world’s most liquid cryptocurrencies using AUD, USD and NZD.
  • KPMG tax calculator

    KPMG tax calculator

    The crypto tax estimator developed by KPMG is a digital tool that plugs directly into Independent Reserve’s user interface, allowing traders to estimate tax obligations.
  • Bloomberg

    Bloomberg

    Only source of Bitcoin/AUD pricing on Bloomberg, streamed live to all Bloomberg terminal holders worldwide.
  • Blockchain Australia

    Blockchain Australia

    Certified and audited member of Blockchain Australia, with the aim to encourage the responsible adoption of blockchain technology by industry and governments across Australia.
  • Iress

    Iress

    Independent Reserve Bitcoin and crypto prices data integrated onto the Iress platform.
  • BGL

    BGL

    To simplify Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) adoption of cryptocurrency.

Data Integrity and Support

The Independent Reserve core servers are securely located at two Tier 3 data centres in Sydney, Australia. This allows us to synchronously replicate all data across both locations in real-time. This ensures zero data loss should one site have an outage.

We also have a fully functional back up of our production environment should the need arise.

Our customers’ privacy and personal data is important to us and we ensure that all your personal information is protected. All our data is signed and encrypted multiple times using geographically dispersed keys, spread across four data centres; ensuring your personal information is always secure.

Securing your Digital Assets and Cold Storage

You have trusted Independent Reserve to be your cryptocurrency trading exchange; and we take that trust and responsibility very seriously. There is nothing more important to us than ensuring your digital assets remain secure and available to you at all times.

Cold Storage

Cryptocurrencies are what is known as ‘bearer instruments’, meaning that whoever is the bearer (holder) of the private key for the digital asset is the owner. It is therefore imperative that the private keys are kept secure.

Independent Reserve employs ‘Cold Storage’ to store the vast majority of digital assets. Our Cold Storage is secured by multi-layer encryption and kept on offline digital hardware storage devices. The hardware is stored in physical vaults in geographically diverse locations.

Each vault is secured by multiple levels of physical security as well as requiring biometric authentication of all persons accessing the vaults.

By using offline, multi-layer encryption in physical vaults, Independent Reserve is employing best in class security for your digital assets.

  • Going Green

    In 2019 we made a commitment to help offset the carbon emissions caused by our business and the industry. Through Climeworks, a Swiss-based firm dedicated to capturing CO2 from the air with its cutting-edge technology, we’re removing 1 tonne of carbon per year. Moreover, we’ve joined the 1 Trillion Tree foundation and are planting 200 trees every year.
  • Community

    The Independent Reserve team sponsors and participates in dozens of Australia’s local blockchain and cryptocurrency meetups, events and conferences. Our team travelled across Australia as part of the Blockchain Australia Roadshow to answer community questions, we sponsored the launch of the Cryptopia movie and much more.
  • Government and Regulation

    Our CEO Adrian Przelozny is a board member of Blockchain Australia. He has contributed to the Australian Blockchain Roadmap, provided arguments against the cash ban and provides thought leadership to other Government bodies.
  • Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index

    In 2019 we launched the Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI), an annual cross-sectional survey of Australians to examine Australia's awareness, adoption, trust and confidence in cryptocurrency. The survey provides researchers, industry, media and the general public - valuable data and insights into the blockchain industry.
  • Digital Currency Exchange of the Year 2019

    Digital Currency Exchange of the Year 2019

  • Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Australia

    Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Australia

  • Financial Review Fast 100

    Financial Review Fast 100

  • AFR Most Innovative Companies

    AFR Most Innovative Companies

  • Financial Times High Growth Companies 2020

    Financial Times High Growth Companies 2020

IR Ventures

Launched in 2018 the IR Ventures blockchain innovation hub and coworking space, provides an abundance of support and opportunities for tenants and the community. IR Ventures provides mentorship and access to resources through partners with Amazon Web Services, Piper Alderman, Entersoft and Vibe Hotels. The space is also used to host blockchain events and meetups.

IR Ventures Partners

  • AWS Activate
  • Piper Alderman
  • Entersoft
  • Vibe Hotels
  • Vibe Hotels

Newsroom

Independent Reserve has provided commentary, interviews and stories for hundreds of global and local publications, including CoinTelegraph, Nuggets News, Digital Finance Analytics, Australian Financial Review, News.com, Channel 7, Channel 9 and the ABC.
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Independent Reserve Pty. Ltd.

Level 26, 44 Market Street
Sydney, 2000
New South Wales, Australia