This is who we are

CoinJar is Australia’s leading bitcoin platform, where people can easily buy and spend bitcoin. With over 22,000 individual and business customers, we've processed over $30m worth of transactions in the last 12 months.

CoinJar provides a convenient and secure way to convert Australian dollars into bitcoin. We use multi-factor authentication (e.g. password plus SMS verification) to ensure our customers' bitcoins are safe, even if their password is compromised. As an additional layer of protection, we store the majority of customer bitcoin holdings offline.

For businesses, we provide tools to allow their customers to pay using bitcoin anywhere, anytime. Hundreds of businesses are already using CoinJar's Merchant services. These include cafes, retail shops, and even real estate agencies.

CoinJar is backed by leading investors AngelCube and Blackbird Ventures. StartupSmart listed us as one of the top 5 Australian new businesses to watch in 2014.

The Team

 


Asher Tan

Co-Founder/CEO - @ashertn

Asher has a background in economics, formerly providing analysis to leading business magazines on company financial performance and the wider economy. He leads CoinJar - a successful AngelCube alumni and Australia's favourite bitcoin company.

 


Ryan Zhou

Co-Founder/COO - @zhoutong

Ryan is a veteran entrepreneur and Bitcoin guru. Technically and commercially adept, he’s founded several successful startups and remains a prominent figure in the Bitcoin community.

 


Cade Diehm

Creative Director - @helveticade

With a deep understanding of human computer interaction and behaviour, Cade has been involved in several large apps and websites during his 7 year career. He has advised on, conceptualised, designed and prototyped digital products for governments, blue chip companies, startups and other clients from all over the world. He won an Apple Scholarship in 2009 for his work in Human Computer Interaction and leads CoinJar's Creative and Front End teams.

 


Aron Bury

Engineering Lead - @aronbury

Aron has been solving digitial problems for over 4 years. He has led mobile teams, delivered high quality enterprise and consumer applications and mentored team members in code quality and best practise. With a background in business from RMIT and extensive experience in software development Aron brings a balanced perspective to managing software projects - ensuring best practises are followed and value is created for the business.

 


Anne Wu

Happiness Engineer - @uwenna

Anne recently left New York and San Francisco to explore the digital culture in Melbourne. She is focused on bridging the gap between health and tech, humanising technology, and nurturing CoinJar's emotional culture. Anne recently mentored at SheHacks Melbourne, Australia’s first all-female hackathon and works to raise the female voice in the Australian tech scene.

 


Samuel Tate

Growth Strategist - @samueltates

Sam is passionate about discoverability and the power of networks. He believes that the bitcoin protocol is a better way to transact. His goal at CoinJar is to make bitcoin a part of everyday life. The best time to get him talking about marketing, the digital world, or disruptive tech is when you have plenty of time to spare; his passion in these arenas means it won't be a quick chat!

 


James Elia

Finance Manager - @jelia_88

James is passionate about innovative and disruptive technologies that serve a cause. Having worked with global organisations in accounting and finance, he traded his corporate life to join the entrepreneur's world. A big part of his role is building confidence in the CoinJar brand by ensuring best practices are consistently adopted.

 


Andrew Powell

Support Lead - @andyjpowell

Andrew is an experienced IT professional who has long been passionate about technology, the Internet, and excellent customer service. This trio has taken him on career journey, in Australia and abroad, from support, to development, and back again. Having worked with organisations such as The Age, the Health Protection Agency (UK), Yammer and Microsoft he is now focused on creating a world class Support experience at CoinJar.

 


Adrian Sprott

Customer Support Rep - @adrspr_

Having spent the last five years providing support for the largest mobile device manufacturer on the planet, Adrian has seen first hand the benefits of exceptional customer service. He's now focused on bringing that same level of attention and care to CoinJar, believing that a company can truly be measured not only by their amazing services and products, but by the support they provide to back them up.

 


Chris Wilson

Customer Support Rep - @chrisjwilsoncom

Chris is an experienced systems administrator. He has a strong passion for new and emerging open source technologies. This passion, combined with an interest in global currency trading, has provided him with a strong foundation to provide quality customer support to CoinJar customers.