How to buy Bitcoin
Register, deposit and buy in 5 minutes.
1. Create account
Securely create your personal or business account and verify your identity.
2. Deposit funds
Deposit USD, AUD or NZD using SWIFT, PayID or NPP.
3. Buy Bitcoin
Enter the dollar amount you want to trade for BTC and click “Buy”.
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Buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) and other popular cryptocurrencies anywhere, anytime with the Independent Reserve app.
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Independent Reserve are great. I've used them for over a year now and they are very helpful and responsive to any questions. Highly recommended.Adam D.Google review
The quality of service which Independent Reserve provides is something that you don't find in many other crypto exchanges. Its customer service is fantastic. For a person who just started with cryptocurrencies, his customer service officer, Roger, patiently guided me along the way — highly recommended.Yim S.Google review
Great local and simple to use exchange with outstanding support. I had an issue with transferring currency between an investment platform and an exchange due to my error. Their support went above and beyond to help me out.Patrick I.Google review
Highly recommend Independent Reserve for the level of efficiency and support I've received on many occasions based on lack of experience in cryptocurrency trading on my part. On every occasion the staff have been unbelievably patient, caring and accommodating successfully resolving matters beyond my expectations! Great work guys!Eddie B.Google review
I find the level of service by the support team at Independent Reserve to be prompt, knowledgeable, patient!!! and they work with you to solve the issue. Yesterday, I was using PayId for the first time and after a few false starts, Melanie had me all sorted out. A previous issue I had with my initial purchases was also extremely well-handled. They way they handle queries, educates you and gets you off to a good start...Graham T.Google review
As someone who has integrated to over 20 crypto exchanges via their APIs, I can say Independent Reserve has the best API documentation by far.
Their customer support is also excellent which is something most exchanges sadly lack these days.Nick AddisonConsenSys
I organise and host blockchain meetups and conferences and am always hearing very positive things when it comes to Independent Reserve which is why I always recommend them.
They are by far the most trusted crypto exchange in Australia for consumer trading as well as institutional investment, and offer a great 'open order book' unlike most other Australia exchanges.Lucas CullenBlockchain developer
I find Independent Reserve to be one of the easiest, smoothest cryptocurrency exchanges that I use.
The client onboarding process was simple, it is easy to deposit funds and I particularly like the transparency of market depth and speed of execution.Claire Wivell PlaterManaging Director, The Fold Legal Pty Ltd
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Our over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk offers deeper liquidity and a private, more personalised service for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals who need to fill large orders that might be too price-disruptive on open markets at exchanges.
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What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is more than just digital money. It is the world's first fully decentralised digital currency and payment network. Bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular cryptocurrency, with a market cap that makes up almost half the entire market. With a fixed maximum supply of 21 million, Bitcoin is a scarce digital asset. After the remaining ten percent has been mined, there will be no more Bitcoin minted.
Money without middlemen
Bitcoin allows people to send money to each other without needing to go through a third party. It operates free of central control and without bias. Anyone can send and receive Bitcoin payments, from anywhere in the world, using an online wallet.
Sending overseas remittances and making micropayments with Bitcoin is far cheaper than traditional methods. It is widely accepted, and for some retailers, Bitcoin is even the preferred payment method. In many countries, there are even Bitcoin ATMs that allow travellers to withdraw cash into the local fiat currency, without paying expensive fees.
In cryptography, we trust
The protocol runs on open-source software that is distributed across a global peer-to-peer (P2P) network of computers. Bitcoin replaces financial intermediaries with cryptography. This is where the name cryptocurrency comes from. Bitcoin facilitates trustless transactions and uses a proof-of-work (PoW) mining algorithm to validate and confirm data. Transactions are processed in blocks and linked together in a chain, hence the name blockchain.
Bitcoin has revolutionised money. Its arrival is hard to overstate. Built upon decades of research in computer science, Bitcoin has had a profound impact on modern economics. Without Bitcoin’s blockchain, there would be no other cryptocurrencies, and without the blockchain, there would be no Bitcoin.
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