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Australian cryptocurrency startups

These are the Aussie companies exploring opportunities in digital currencies.

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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 siteCryptocurrency 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 siteCurrency-type cryptocurrencyBata (BTA) is an obscure cryptocurrency developed in Australia. It went live in 2015 with the goal of replacing trade dollars in traditional barter systems.
Bit Trade AustraliaView siteCryptocurrency brokerBit Trade Australia is Australia's longest-running cryptocurrency exchange. It's focused on making Bitcoin purchases fast and simple for anyone.
Bitcoin AustraliaView siteCryptocurrency brokerBitcoin Australia allows you to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum with cash at more than 1,200 locations around Australia, or sell Bitcoin for Australian dollars.
BitRocketView siteBitcoin ATMsBitRocket 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 that aims to deliver a cost-effective and professional trading environment for an exceptionally wide range of cryptocurrencies.
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 other cryptocurrencies with convenient options such as BPAY.
BuyaBitcoinView siteCryptocurrency brokerWant to buy a Bitcoin? BuyaBitcoin's most distinctive feature is that it offers Bitcoin purchases with no signup required. You simply fill out a form on the website.
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. It uses cryptocurrency to ensure a seamless and low-cost payment throughout.
CoinLoftView siteCryptocurrency brokerCoin Loft allows Bitcoin and Ether purchases at newsagencies, with cash or Flexepin voucher at a newsagent, or via bank transfer.
CoinJarView siteCryptocurrency brokerage, wallet and exchangeCoinjar is an all-in-one cryptocurrency platform that includes a Bitcoin wallet, brokerage service and exchange for live cryptocurrency trading.
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 broker and exchangeCoinTree is a Melbourne-based cryptocurrency broker which lets you buy Bitcoin, and then convert it to a wide range of other cryptocurrencies on the same platform, via the ShapeShift cryptocurrency swap service.
Crypto SAView siteBlockchain accelerator, advisory firmCrypto SA is a South Australia-based blockchain advisory firm and tokenomics accelerator.
digi.cashView siteDigital currencydigi.cash is a centrally-controlled non-blockchain digital currency, allowing for payments between phones. It's not generally regarded as a cryptocurrency.
Digital SurgeView siteCryptocurrency exchangeDigital Surge is a Bitcoin exchange centered around onboarding users quickly and easily, and then providing a safe trading environment.
DigitalXView siteBlockchain consultantsDigitalX is a blockchain and cryptocurrency consulting firm offering token sale advisory services, asset management and blockchain development services.
Get Paid in BitcoinView siteBitcoin payment 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.
HardBlockView siteCryptocurrency brokerHardBlock is a Bitcoin brokerage designed to let people quickly and easily convert AUD to BTC.
Herbert Smith FreehillsView siteLaw firm, blockchain specialistsThe "Freehills" in the Herbert Smith Freehills law firm originated in Australia. This giant international law firm has quickly developed a reputation for blockchain legal expertise. It's a key driver of the Australia National Blockchain initiative.
Independent ReserveView siteCryptocurrency exchangeIndependent Reserve is a Sydney-based cryptocurrency exchange, focused on providing an affordable, professional and high-security trading platform for its customers.
Loki NetworkView siteCryptocurrency, blockchain-based privacy toolsLoki Network is a privacy-oriented network designed to facilitate internet browsing and transaction with the maximum amount of anonymity possible.
ShareRingView siteBlockchain-based sharing economy and cryptocurrencyShareRing is a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform designed to make sharing economy paradigms much more accessible and cost-effective for businesses and individuals.
SmartbitView siteBlockchain explorerSmartbit is a company that builds digital currency tools on the bitcoin blockchain, including a Bitcoin block explorer.
SpendherView siteCryptocurrency purchase appSpendher is a "for her" Bitcoin buying app that offers Bitcoin purchases alongside more general educational material.

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