Complete list of Australian cryptocurrency startups

These are the Aussie companies exploring opportunities in digital currencies.

It all started with bitcoin in 2009, but now the world of cryptocurrencies has extended to Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple and beyond. And with these digital currencies exploding, more Australian startups are looking into the business opportunities they represent.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

From bitcoin exchanges to platforms that let you receive part of your salary in bitcoin, here is the complete list of Australian cryptocurrency startups.

Company nameWebsiteWhat does it do?About the startup
ACXView siteBitcoin exchangeAustralia’s cryptocurrency exchange boasts the largest liquidity pool and order book for bitcoin in Australia. ACX allows you to buy and sell bitcoin for no fees as well as deposit funds via a bank transfer in supported countries.
BataView siteCryptocurrencyBata is a currency with ambitious aims – to replace trade dollars in traditional barter systems. Bata’s currency BTA is available on the blockchain and operates with no central authority and with transactions handled collectively.
Bit Trade AustraliaView siteBitcoin marketBit Trade Australia draws on its team's years of financial strategy experience to buy and sell bitcoin on your behalf with other buyers and sellers.
Bitcoin AustraliaView siteCryptocurrency exchangeBitcoin Australia allows you to buy and sell bitcoins by making a deposit at one of their 1200 locations.
BitPOSView siteBitcoin merchant processorBitPOS is trying to make it easier for Australians to spend and buy bitcoins. It does this by providing secure and convenient Bitcoin ATMs and allowing merchants to accept Bitcoins in their stores.
BitRocketView siteBitcoin merchant processorBitRocket provides bitcoin ATMs that allow you to convert up to $10,000 cash into bitcoin per transaction. It also allows you to sell bitcoin and withdraw cash from your bitcoin wallet.
BlockbidView siteCryptocurrency exchangeBlockbid is a cryptocurrency exchange with a difference, aiming to facilitate trading of more coins than any other exchange. And this includes fiat currencies as well.
BTC MarketsView siteCryptocurrency exchangeBTC Markets says it allows you to "trade blockchain assets with ease". It does this by allowing you to buy and sell bitcoin and utilise convenient features such as BPAY.
BuyaBitcoinView siteCryptocurrency exchangeWant to buy bitcoins? BuyaBitcoin can help, but it also helps you sell bitcoin and offers instant liquidity through its over-the-counter model.
CanYaView siteBlockchain-based service marketplaceCanYa is an online marketplace for services powered by blockchain. Those looking to book someone in the gig economy, such as a plumber or graphic designer, can search, book and pay someone through the platform.
Coin LoftView siteCryptocurrency exchangeCoin Loft allows you to buy bitcoins and other altcoins, such as Ether, at a newsagency, with cash, via bank transfer, with a Flexepin voucher or using a credit card.
CoinbaseView siteCryptocurrency exchangeCoinbase lets you buy and sell bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin on its secure digital platform. Payment options include bank account, debit and credit card.
CoinJarView siteCryptocurrency exchange and walletSelf-described "next-gen personal finance account" CoinJar allows you to buy, sell and spend bitcoin and move between currencies from within the wallet.
CoinSpotView siteCryptocurrency exchange and walletCoinSpot allows you to buy bitcoin, Ethereum and a range of other coins directly in Australian dollars. It offers bank-level security and a multi-coin wallet with no monthly cost and low transaction fees.
CoinTreeView siteCryptocurrency exchangeCoinTree is a secure way to buy, send and sell bitcoin and promotes "one of the lowest rates around".
digi.cashView is electronic cash, allowing you to securely send payment from phone to phone from your account. All payments produce transaction records and all you need is an Internet connection.
Get Paid in BitcoinView siteBitcoin platformThis platform allows you to do exactly what its name says – get paid in bitcoin. After you register, you simply give the information to your employer and you're set up to receive part of your pay in bitcoin.
SmartbitView siteBitcoin explorerSmartbit is a company that builds digital currency tools on the bitcoin blockchain.

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