Buy Bitcoin (BTC) in New Zealand
How to buy Bitcoin (BTC)
1. CREATE ACCOUNT
It’s FREE to join!Sign up is fast, secure and designed to keep your data protected.
2. DEPOSIT FUNDS
Local bank transferDeposit New Zealand dollars or USD via SWIFT. Deposit AUD using PayID, NPP or EFT.
3. BUY BITCOIN
Low trading feesEnter the dollar amount you want to trade for Bitcoin (BTC) and click “Buy”.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency and blockchain. Its peer-to-peer payment system lets people send money to each other without any middlemen. Bitcoin doesn't need a bank to authorise transactions. It is secured by cryptography and uses the blockchain to store and exchange funds online. The protocol is distributed across a decentralised global network of computers running Bitcoin’s open-source software.
A new kind of money
Bitcoin emerged from the ashes of the 2008 financial crash. It proposed an alternative to the current financial system at a crucial time when people had lost faith in it. Bitcoin sought to solve the trust issues money faced by creating a new monetary system that removed people from banking. Using a consensus algorithm called proof-of-work (PoW), Bitcoin can process direct transactions between people and eliminates the need for financial intermediaries. To do this, Bitcoin unveiled a new, revolutionary technology: the blockchain.
Bitcoin has given money an upgrade. Its arrival has disrupted the financial system and brought it into the modern age. Bitcoin has done for currency what email has done for sending letters. The blockchain technology that Bitcoin brought to life has provided the infrastructure for other cryptocurrencies to evolve. As the pioneer of crypto, Bitcoin has laid the foundation for an entire multi-trillion-dollar industry.
Bitcoin is King
Bitcoin (BTC) is ranked the number one cryptocurrency and has a market cap that makes up nearly half of all the capital in the market. As a scarce digital asset Bitcoin is inherently deflationary with a fixed supply of 21 million. Over ninety percent of all Bitcoin has been mined already, with the last likely to be minted by 2140, after that, no more will ever be created.
Buy Bitcoin (BTC) on the go
Buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) and other popular cryptocurrencies anywhere, anytime with the Independent Reserve app.
Frequently asked questions
The best place to buy Bitcoin (BTC) in New Zealand
Lower feesTrading from 0.5% down to 0.02%
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How we treat client assets
We keep 1-to-1 reserves 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.
We maintain complete segregation of our customers’ crypto and fiat assets. We ensure that your funds are kept safe so that when you need to make a withdrawal, you can. That is our promise.
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.
Explore our features
Buy, sell and store Bitcoin (BTC)
Trade Bitcoin (BTC) on your mobile or your desktop.
Available on iOS and Android
Buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) in seconds, track your portfolio and monitor the crypto market on the go.
AutoTrader and recurring buys
Automate your crypto investments with strategies that allow you to dollar-cost average (DCA), diversify your portfolio and buy or sell on deposit.
Buy and sell limit orders
You have easy and advanced ways to buy and sell crypto. Order types include simple, market, limit and advanced “stop buy” and “stop sell”.
Bitcoin (BTC) OTC desk
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.
Whether you are looking to trade Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies OTC from $50,000 to $50 million, our industry-leading desk will provide you with seamless trade execution and settlement services that are discreet, secure and ultra-competitive.