Buy Cardano in New ZealandBuy Cardano (ADA) online from New Zealand’s most trusted cryptocurrency exchange.
The best place to buy Cardano in New Zealand
Easy to use interfaceWhether you’re a pro or new to crypto, our trading interface makes it easy to buy and sell at the click of a button.
Easy banking optionsSWIFT bank transfer in New Zealand Dollars
Our long track recordSince 2013, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of Kiwis, businesses and funds to buy digital assets.
How to buy Cardano in minutes
- 1Create your accountOur sign up is fast, secure and designed to keep your data protected.
- 2Verify your identityTo secure your accounts, prevent fraud and to comply with local laws, you will need to verify your identity. It takes minutes and can be done with your mobile phone.
- 3Deposit fundsDeposit New Zealand dollars using SWIFT. If you have an Australian bank account you can also make a deposit via a simple bank transfer.
- 4Buy Cardano with NZDEnter the amount of Cardano that you would like to buy or the dollar amount you would like to spend.
- 5Preview and confirm your orderClick “preview buy order” to review your order and then “place buy order”. Once your order is complete, the Cardano will be sitting in your account.
Low feesFee free-deposits available. Trading fees from 0.5% down to 0.02%
Voted #1Voted Best Cryptocurrency Exchange of the Year 2019 - 2021
24/7 supportFast, world-class support
All the best bits to buy with confidence
Multiple ways to buy and sellOur easy-to-use trading interface allows you to trade Cardano at the current market price or you can set your own target price for when to buy or sell.
Set and forget auto-tradingYou can set up a direct debit and schedule automated trades regardless of price. This can be a great way to start building your investment over time.
Support for all the top cryptocurrenciesWe don’t just support Cardano (ADA). We offer all of the major cryptocurrencies as well. View all your crypto wallets in one place.
Excellent customer supportNeed to change something on your account or have a question? Get in touch with our friendly support team 24/7. The team is available for all account assistance.
Tailored account managementIf you are a professional trader or managing a trust, ask us about account management for insurance and OTC trades.
How we treat client assets
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.
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.
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.
What is Cardano?
Cardano is an entirely decentralised public blockchain project. Its developing network currently provides a secure exchange of value and will integrate smart contract support amongst various other applications. Every transaction on the network is permanent, secure, and transparently recorded on the Cardano ledger and, in its current operating form, the project itself solves ongoing blockchain industry issues - one being the ability to scale infinitely.
ADA is the native token of the Cardano network. The token can be traded on exchanges like other cryptocurrencies as well as being transferred instantaneously for a minimal fee. Additionally, ADA can be utilised on Cardano’s proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol, as opposed to standardised blockchain Proof-of-Work protocols (PoW). PoS in the network allows token holders to participate in the blockchain validation process by delegating their ADA in a mining pool and receiving a reward for their stake.
This protocol provides initiative with no need for large computational power present in PoW structures, making Cardano's Protocol one of the first of its kind. Future developments will continue to provide ADA holders with opportunities to utilise their tokens for a variety of applications and services.
New Zealand's trusted crypto exchange
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Their customer support is also excellent which is something most exchanges sadly lack these days.
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They are by far the most trusted exchange in Australia for consumer trading as well as institutional investment, and offer a great 'open order book' unlike most other Australia exchanges.
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.