The People's Money - Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a Cryptocurrency, created and held electronically. It is not controlled by a Government or central entity, and it has often been described as 'cash for the internet', the next big step in the evolution of money.

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.

Download 'The People's Money - Bitcoin' book for free in English and in Russian.

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  • Protect your Account

    How to protect yourself from hackers and scammers

    Independent Reserve takes extensive security measures to ensure the safety of all accounts. There are additional steps that are strongly recommended for users to protect themselves from bad actors accessing their account and funds.

    It is important to firstly note that the Independent Reserve…

    Read more 2 Mar 2020 09:01
  • How does the AutoBasket strategy work?


    The AutoBasket strategy is similar to the AutoBuy stratgey, but instead of buying a specified currency, the AutoBasket strategy will buy multiple currencies weighing them against the market capitilisation of each currency. …

    Read more 29 Jan 2020 10:00
  • How does the AutoBuy strategy work?


    The AutoBuy strategy allows you to automatically buy one of our supported cryptocurrencies whenever a deposit is credited to your account. You can choose a maximum percentage of your deposit to be used, and you can also set…

    Read more 27 Oct 2019 16:00
  • How does AutoTrader work?


    AutoTrader is a unique system developed by Independent Reserve that allows customers to create various automated trading strategies.


    AutoTrader currently has two strategies that can be created, and we have plans on adding more in the coming…

    Read more 27 Oct 2019 15:00
  • Do I need to pay tax on Bitcoin in Australia?

    If you make a profit on the sale or trade of a cryptocurrency, then some, or all, of the gain may be taxed.

    According to the Australian Tax Office, Bitcoin is considered an asset for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. That means a CGT event…

    Read more 12 Sep 2019 15:00
  • Can SMSFs invest in Bitcoin?

    Yes. SMSF investors have made a remarkable contribution to the groundswell in popularity of cryptocurrency in Australia, with the number of Aussies holding crypto almost tripling since January, 2018.

    Independent Reserve has seen the astonishing growth in this sector first hand and provides services to more than 8,000 SMSF customers.

    Do-it-yourself superannuation…

    Read more 4 Sep 2019 10:00
  • Premium Accounts

    Premium Account holders benefit from insurance backed by the largest underwriter in the world, the highest levels of support, reduced trading fees, and the very best of Independent Reserve.

    Premium Account Features.


    Independent Reserve maintains an insurance policy over the value of cryptocurrency held in our storage facilities.

    Read more 9 Jan 2019 06:31
  • Tax estimator - Powered by KPMG

    KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve, the Australian cryptocurrency exchange has launched a new tool to help the traders of cryptocurrencies better understand their tax liabilities.

    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 on…

    Read more 22 Nov 2018 13:50
  • SMSF and Investing Super in Cryptocurrency

    Invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple XRP, and others; securely with a best-in-class offering catered to Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) accounts. Managed by Independent Reserve, a trusted Australian orderbook exchange established in 2013.

    Designated SMSF account types.

    Strong Corporate…

    Read more 20 Nov 2018 07:00
  • What is Ethereum

    Ethereum is a complex concept. You may read one-liners such as “Ethereum is a blockchain based software platform that allows developers to code and run decentralised applications”. This is a mostly unhelpful statement for those wanting to learn about it, so let’s delve a bit deeper into what…

    Read more 23 Jul 2018 18:27
  • What is Bitcoin

    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…

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 16:44
  • OTC - Over The Counter

    What is OTC trading?.

    OTC stands for over-the-counter and is often referred to as off-exchange trading. OTC trading is not specific to crypto. It is an essential feature of most tradable markets. Usually, an agent or broker is used to bring buyers and sellers together. This differs from on-exchange trading, where…

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 16:42
  • Bitcoin Investing

    Investing in Bitcoin is similar to investing in any financial product. There is risk involved and you need to ensure you have done your research so you enter into the investment with your eyes wide open.

    In general, there are three types of cryptocurrencies:

    • Store of value
    • Transactional
    • Utility

    Bitcoin is generally considered…

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 16:40
  • How to Buy Bitcoin

    Four Easy Steps.

    In four easy steps, you can be securely trading Bitcoin.

    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…

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 16:39
  • Bitcoin Price

    Price basics.

    The Bitcoin price is based off the cost of one whole Bitcoin, similar to the way that shares in a .

    company are priced in a share market. Unlike traditional share markets, however, you may buy and sell .

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 16:31
  • Bitcoin

    What is Bitcoin.

    Bitcoin is the oldest and most well known cryptocurrency, dating back to 2009. Based on the blockchain – a technology conceived in the 1990s – it was originally created by the person (or persons) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Although it has been around since 2009, it only started…

    Read more 5 Jul 2018 15:59
  • How to spot a Bitcoin scam

    Bitcoin’s decentralised, permissionless, borderless nature means that anyone can start accepting payments from anyone anywhere in the world without incorporating in regulated jurisdictions and setting up bank accounts or merchant facilities. As the Bitcoin price rises and gets mainstream coverage, it has given rise to many scams targeting retail investors.…

    Read more 29 Nov 2017 12:01
  • An Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

    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…

    Read more 31 Jan 2017 16:10
  • Adam Tepper answers some common questions about Bitcoin

      12 Oct 2014 10:41