New Zealand’s trusted Bitcoin and crypto OTC trading desk

White-glove service for businesses, sophisticated investors, high-net-worth individuals and institutions.

Contact the OTC desk

We will get back to you within one business day.

How to trade OTC in 3 steps

  • 1. Book a call

    Book a call using the contact form above and one of our experienced team members will contact you to discuss your specific trading requirements.

  • 2. Sign up

    We will guide you through the OTC onboarding process. We support multiple account types, including personal, trusts and companies.

  • 3. Trade

    Our expert traders will guide you through the process from quoting to settlement. Stay connected through our dedicated support channels.

Access personalised service

Buy, sell and swap all major cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re looking to trade $50,000 or $10+ million, professional trading experts will help execute your order seamlessly.

Deep liquidity

Our OTC desk has access to deep liquidity through our global and local networks. This enables us to execute large trades from $50,000 to $10+ million on a large range of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

Fast settlements

Trade crypto in AUD, USD and NZD discreetly, securely and quickly. Trades are typically settled on the same day.

Professional traders

Our team comprises of experienced traders. Get exclusive access to our experts at every step, from account creation to trade settlement and trade insights.

Direct access

From your initial conversation to your first trade - you’ll have a direct line to our OTC desk trading experts.

Trade all major cryptocurrencies

Our OTC desk supports stablecoins, major digital assets including USDT, USDC, BTC, ETH, XRP and tokens outside of what’s listed on our order book exchange.

On call

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

Trusted by global partners

  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • Iress
  • Fireblocks
  • BGL
  • Chainalysis

What is OTC crypto trading?

OTC stands for over-the-counter and is often referred to as off-exchange trading. OTC trading is not specific to crypto; and 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.

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Australia’s first choice for otcs, trustees and custodians

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Protecting your assets is our top priority

No commingling of customer funds: we keep client assets completely separate from our own.

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

We do not commingle customer 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

Independent Reserve is the 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.

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