Bitcoin and crypto OTC trading desk

The premier OTC service for SMSFs, institutional clients and sophisticated high net worth investors.

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  • Fast settlements

    Fast settlements

    Trade crypto in AUD, USD, NZD and SGD discreetly, securely and quickly. Trades typically settled on the same day.
  • Deep global liquidity

    Deep global liquidity

    Whether you’re looking to trade $50,000 or $10 million, we can execute the order though our deep local and global networks.
  • Instant support

    Instant support

    The OTC desk is located in Sydney. We operate Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Sydney time.
  • Professional trader

    Professional trader

    Our OTC team is comprised of veteran traders. You will have exclusive access to our experts every step of the way, from account creation through to trade settlement and post trade insights.
  • White glove service

    White glove service

    We provide end-to-end service right from the initial expert consultation all the way through to trade execution and same day settlement. We work with our clients to answer any and all questions with the aim to build comfort and trust.
  • All crypto assets

    All crypto assets

    We offer OTC desk support for all digital assets listed on our exchange including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP (Ripple), BCH, EOS and more. Buy in AUD, USD, NZD and SGD.

Buy with Singapore’s trusted crypto OTC desk

Independent Reserve is APAC’s leading over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk that offers deep liquidity, and a personalized service for institutional and high-net worth investors looking to buy digital assets in Singapore.

Whether you are looking to trade Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency for $100,000 or $5,000,000 - our industry leading desk will be able to provide you with white glove service, seamless execution and fast settlements.

How we treat client assets

No commingling of customer funds: We keep client assets completely separate from our own.
1:1 reserves

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

Segregated 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

Sole custodian

Independent Reserve is a 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.

Join Australia’s best OTC desk

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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 many buyers and sellers can post their own price levels on an order book and wait for an opposing buyer/seller to trade with them at their posted price.

OTC vs exchange trading

For most crypto traders, trading on a transparent reliable exchange like Independent Reserve will satisfy all trading needs. However, for large volume block trades (100,000+ AUD), executing all at once on an exchange is likely to have a negative impact on the price that the order gets filled at. This is what’s known as slippage.
  • Reduce slippage

    One key advantage of using a crypto/Bitcoin OTC service such as Independent Reserve is that market slippage is kept to a minimum. This means the gap between the cheapest price and the actual price for the volume you want to trade is minimized. The larger the trade size, the more you will save on slippage costs when executing via OTC.
  • Increased privacy

    Since OTC orders are not visible or reported to the market, there is less chance your trade will signal the market and move prices away from you before you are filled.
  • Market insight

    Whilst all trades are confidential, professional brokers can provide reporting and market color, which institutional traders often find valuable when making trading decisions. It is important to note that Independent Reserve does not provide financial advice. All readers and clients are strongly encouraged to conduct their own personal research.
  • Deeper liquidity

    OTC desks provide access to deep pools of liquidity by tapping into their networks of institutional crypto buyers and sellers, such as miners, ICO advisories, family offices, and investment funds.
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