Direct investment and integration for institutions

Institutional-grade liquidity, execution and security for digital assets.

Established in 2013, Independent Reserve is Australia’s trusted and secure exchange.

Talk to a relationship manager

Looking for a trusted partner in the cryptocurrency market? Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

We will be in touch within one business day.

Made for institutions

Audited and compliant

Financial audits, end-to-end risk frameworks and robust governance. Licensed in Singapore.


API access and Fireblocks integration.


Insurance is available to sophisticated and wholesale investors. Offered at cost price from Lloyd’s of London.

Protecting your assets is our top priority

No commingling of customer funds: we keep client assets completely separate from our own.

1:1 reserves

We maintain a full 1:1 reserve of all client fiat and crypto assets.

We hold the vast majority of crypto assets in secure offline cold storage, protected in underground vaults with maximum security.


Our books are balanced and we carry no debt on our balance sheet. We engage external auditors to undertake an annual audit of our financial statements in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards. This includes verification of all fiat and crypto balances held in custody on behalf of clients.

Segregated funds

We do not commingle customer funds. We maintain complete segregation of all client assets to ensure that when you need to make a withdrawal you can.

We keep your assets safe. That is our promise.

Sole custodian

Independent Reserve is the sole custodian of all crypto assets held on our platform. Custody is managed in Australia and we do not use any third party custodians.

We adhere to industry best practices and never lend, trade or reinvest your assets.

Insurance on digital assets

Available exclusively to sophisticated and wholesale investors. Add peace of mind when holding digital assets on Independent Reserve. The insurance is backed by Lloyd’s of London and includes a Certificate of Insurance in your entity’s name. Insurance is offered at cost price of 0.9% + GST, we do not add any markup. The insurance covers digital assets held in cold storage. We hold the vast majority of client assets in offline cold storage.

Features to support your needs

Maximum security

We hold the vast majority of digital assets in secure offline cold storage, protected in underground vaults located in Australia. We have strict security protocols and are ISO 27001 certified.

Fireblocks integration

Institutional-grade auditable workflow management, to securely move your assets between exchanges and wallets.

OTC desk

White-glove and discreet service, fast execution and settlement times. Access deep global liquidity for trades from $50,000 to $10MM+.


We provide exports of all your trades and transactions. Easy tax reporting via our integrated KPMG tax estimator and via third-party tools.

Dedicated support

Direct access to your dedicated relationship manager, OTC trading desk and 24/7 support team.

Good corporate citizen

Green-policy, corporate members of the Trillion Tree Foundation, we plant trees and capture tonnes of carbon through Climeworks.

Start in three steps

  • 1. Book a call

    Speak to a relationship manager.

  • 2. Onboarding

    We’ll guide you through every step of the onboarding process.

  • 3. Start

    Invest, store, sell, or integrate.

Trusted by global partners

  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • Iress
  • Fireblocks
  • BGL
  • PayPal

Frequently asked questions

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