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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.
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 name||Website||What does it do?||About the startup|
|ACX||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange||Australia’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.|
|Bata||View site||Currency-type cryptocurrency||Bata (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 Australia||View site||Cryptocurrency broker||Bit Trade Australia is Australia's longest-running cryptocurrency exchange. It's focused on making Bitcoin purchases fast and simple for anyone.|
|Bitcoin Australia||View site||Cryptocurrency broker||Bitcoin Australia allows you to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum with cash at more than 1,200 locations around Australia, or sell Bitcoin for Australian dollars.|
|BitRocket||View site||Bitcoin ATMs||BitRocket 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.|
|Blockbid||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange||Blockbid is a cryptocurrency exchange that aims to deliver a cost-effective and professional trading environment for an exceptionally wide range of cryptocurrencies.|
|BTC Markets||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange||BTC 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.|
|BuyaBitcoin||View site||Cryptocurrency broker||Want 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.|
|CanYa||View site||Blockchain-based service marketplace||CanYa 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.|
|CoinLoft||View site||Cryptocurrency broker||Coin Loft allows Bitcoin and Ether purchases at newsagencies, with cash or Flexepin voucher at a newsagent, or via bank transfer.|
|CoinJar||View site||Cryptocurrency brokerage, wallet and exchange||Coinjar is an all-in-one cryptocurrency platform that includes a Bitcoin wallet, brokerage service and exchange for live cryptocurrency trading.|
|CoinSpot||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet||CoinSpot 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.|
|CoinTree||View site||Cryptocurrency broker and exchange||CoinTree 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 SA||View site||Blockchain accelerator, advisory firm||Crypto SA is a South Australia-based blockchain advisory firm and tokenomics accelerator.|
|digi.cash||View site||Digital currency||digi.cash is a centrally-controlled non-blockchain digital currency, allowing for payments between phones. It's not generally regarded as a cryptocurrency.|
|Digital Surge||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange||Digital Surge is a Bitcoin exchange centered around onboarding users quickly and easily, and then providing a safe trading environment.|
|DigitalX||View site||Blockchain consultants||DigitalX is a blockchain and cryptocurrency consulting firm offering token sale advisory services, asset management and blockchain development services.|
|Get Paid in Bitcoin||View site||Bitcoin payment platform||This 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.|
|HardBlock||View site||Cryptocurrency broker||HardBlock is a Bitcoin brokerage designed to let people quickly and easily convert AUD to BTC.|
|Herbert Smith Freehills||View site||Law firm, blockchain specialists||The "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 Reserve||View site||Cryptocurrency exchange||Independent Reserve is a Sydney-based cryptocurrency exchange, focused on providing an affordable, professional and high-security trading platform for its customers.|
|Loki Network||View site||Cryptocurrency, blockchain-based privacy tools||Loki Network is a privacy-oriented network designed to facilitate internet browsing and transaction with the maximum amount of anonymity possible.|
|ShareRing||View site||Blockchain-based sharing economy and cryptocurrency||ShareRing is a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform designed to make sharing economy paradigms much more accessible and cost-effective for businesses and individuals.|
|Smartbit||View site||Blockchain explorer||Smartbit is a company that builds digital currency tools on the bitcoin blockchain, including a Bitcoin block explorer.|
|Spendher||View site||Cryptocurrency purchase app||Spendher is a "for her" Bitcoin buying app that offers Bitcoin purchases alongside more general educational material.|
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