Australian Bitcoin and crypto OTC trading desk
Australia’s premier OTC service for SMSFs, institutional clients and sophisticated high net worth investors.
Buy from Australia’s most trusted crypto OTC desk
Our over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk offers deeper liquidity and a private, more personalized service for SMSFs, 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 OTC or other cryptocurrencies OTC for $100,000, $1,000,000 or $10,000,000, our industry-leading desk will provide you with seamless trade execution and settlement services that are discrete, secure and ultra-competitive.
OTC desk features
Fast settlementsTrade crypto in AUD, USD and NZD discreetly, securely and quickly. Trades typically settled on the same day.
Deep global liquidityWhether you’re looking to trade $100,000 or $10 million, we can execute the order though our deep local and global networks.
Professional traderOur OTC team is comprised of veteran traders. You will have exclusive access to our experts every step of the way, from account creation through to trade settlement and post trade insights.
White glove serviceWe provide end-to-end service right from the initial expert consultation all the way through to trade execution and same day settlement. We work with our clients to answer any and all questions with the aim to build comfort and trust.
All crypto assetsWe offer OTC desk support for all digital assets listed on our exchange including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP (Ripple), BCH, EOS and more. Buy in AUD, NZD and USD.
Instant supportThe OTC desk is located in Sydney. We operate Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Sydney time.
- The minimum order size is 100,000 AUD but exceptions can be discussed on a case by case basis.
- OTC trading is subject to AML/KYC and other requirements.
What is OTC trading?
OTC stands for over-the-counter and is often referred to as off-exchange trading. OTC trading is not specific to crypto. It is an essential feature of most tradable markets. Usually, an agent or broker is used to bring buyers and sellers together. This differs from on-exchange trading, where many buyers and sellers can post their own price levels on an order book and wait for an opposing buyer/seller to trade with them at their posted price.
OTC vs exchange trading
For most crypto traders, trading on a transparent reliable exchange like Independent Reserve will satisfy all trading needs. However, for large volume block trades (~$AUD 100,000+), 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.
Advantage of OTC crypto trading
Reduce slippageOne 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.
Market insightWhilst 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.
Increased privacySince 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.
Deeper liquidityOTC 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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