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Aug 2021
Mail Online
Icelandic defender Hermann Hreidarsson recalls his season with Brentford as his old club open the Premier League season

Our Ambassador, the legendary Hermann Hreidarsson from Brentford FC previewed the 2021 Premier League season with CoinJar and spoke to the world’s biggest news site, Mail Online, on his predictions for the season. Read more...

Aug 2021
NASDAQ
Australian exchange CoinJar unveils crypto Mastercard® in country first

Australia’s longest-running crypto exchange has launched a card backed by Mastercard allowing users to buy, sell and spend digital assets directly from its platform using local dollars. The CoinJar Card, which marks an Australian crypto first under the Mastercard brand, is available both physically and digitally with Apple Pay and Google Pay integration. Read more...

Aug 2021
Bandt
Aussie crypto exchange CoinJar announces sponsorship of EPL newcomers

CoinJar, the Australian cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will be a platinum partner of Brentford Football Club ahead of their debut season in the English Premier League, which kicks off against Arsenal this Friday. Read more...

Aug 2021
Canstar
What are bitcoin debit cards?

Cryptocurrency cards are one of the biggest trends in the crypto scene right now - but the scene is still young in Australia. Canstar gives the lowdown on the market and key offerings - including our fully-featured CoinJar Card. Read more...

Aug 2021
Insider Sport
Brentford FC links with CoinJar ahead of top-flight return

Brentford FC has made its debut in the cryptocurrency space ahead of its first Premier League match against Arsenal, linking with cryptocurrency exchange CoinJar. Read more...

Aug 2021
Finextra
CoinJar launches crypto-to-fiat Mastercard in Australia

EML Payments and CoinJar, Australia’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, are taking crypto into the mainstream with CoinJar Card. CoinJar Card makes it simple for users to pay using cryptocurrency wherever Mastercard is accepted. Read more...

Aug 2021
Coindesk
Crypto markets: bitcoin back above $46K on low daily volume as altcoins outperform

Our CEO, Asher Tan spoke with Coindesk regarding the trends we’ve been experiencing within the crypto market. “We were seeing many investors taking advantage of recent market movements by taking profits,” said Tan. “There’s a trend of conservatism among users who jumped into crypto around similar price levels earlier in the year, with users slightly trimming their holdings.” Read more...

Aug 2021
Cointelegraph
Crypto City: guide to Melbourne

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Melbourne’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses. As the longest-running exchange in Australia, headquartered in Melbourne - CoinJar got an honourable mention. Read more...

Aug 2021
Motely Fool
How does the ATO know how much money I made from cryptocurrencies?

Digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are meant to be anonymous - however this doesn’t mean you can neglect your tax reporting obligations to the ATO. CoinJar weighed in with Motley Fool, explaining that “the ATO is very interested in your crypto transactions and will find out about them because they use sophisticated tracking software that has already helped them find hundreds of thousands of non-reporters. Read more...

Aug 2021
Ausbiz TV
CoinJar launches Australia’s first cryptocurrency Mastercard®

CoinJar has teamed up with ASX-listed EML payments to offer customers a new crypto Mastercard. CoinJar Card allows users to spend their crypto like fiat currency, both in store and online. It’s first to market in Australia and brings cryptocurrency into the everyday. Read more...

Jun 2021
AFR
Cryptocurrencies chasing a license to thrill

Our Head of Partnerships, Jordan Michaelides, weighed in on the crypto regulatory debate. Cryptocurrency is continuing to grow as a financial asset class within the mainstream financial landscape - and we personally welcome regulation. Read more...

Jun 2021
Around the Blockchain podcast
Jordan Michaelides on Around the Blockchain podcast

Our Head of Partnerships, Jordan Michaelides, was interviewed on the Around the Blockchain podcast to discuss our Melbourne Demons AFL sponsorship and what’s in store for CoinJar. Read more...

Jun 2021
Crypto News Australia
Buy crypto instantly with your Visa or Mastercard on CoinJar

CoinJar, Australia’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, has partnered with global payments leader Checkout.com to launch fast, low-fee credit card purchases for its users in Australia and the UK. Read more...

Jun 2021
AFR
Sector needs regulatory clarity, access to talent

The fintech sector is in need of a regulatory framework to bolster innovation. Our Head of Partnerships, Jordan Michaelides, spoke with the AFR on growth opportunities that can result from increased regulation within cryptocurrency and fintech. Read more...

Jun 2021
Crypto News Australia
CoinJar Exchange launches 0% fees on all “taker” trades

CoinJar is pleased to announce that they’re now offering zero-fee taker trades through their CoinJar Exchange platform - becoming one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges in the world to offer zero fees for crypto-fiat trading. Read more...

May 2021
AFR
Dog eat Doge: AFL clubs cash in on crypto

Two top of the ladder clubs join the cryptocurrency craze, with CoinJar’s AFL-first sponsorship of the Melbourne Demons prompting CoinSpot to follow suit with Western Bulldogs. Read more...

May 2021
UK Chamber of Commerce
Australia and the UK’s Free Trade Agreement and its impacts on Fintech

Our General Manager, James Elia was invited to speak at a panel with the UK Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, to discuss the important bilateral relationship between the UK and Australia and their impacts on fintech, commerce and policy. Read more...

May 2021
3AW
CoinJar’s market-first sponsorship of the AFL Melbourne Demons live on air with Neil Mitchell

Our Head of Partnerships, Jordan Michaelides, spoke with Neil Mitchell on 3AW about our market-first sponsorship of the AFL Melbourne Demons on 20 May 2021. Read more...

Apr 2021
AusBiz TV
The future of Crypto: digital currency exchanges weigh in

Our Head of Partnerships, Jordan Michaelides spoke with AusBiz on the outlook of cryptocurrencies in 2021 from a digital currency exchange perspective. Read more...

Apr 2021
Blockchain Week Australia
Digital Currency Exchanges - The Australian Perspective

Our General Manager James Elia spoke on a panel representing national digital currency exchanges, and emphasised the pivotal role that crypto exchanges have in shaping the digital economy. Read more...

Mar 2021
The AFR Banking Summit
How banks and regulators are shaping the recovery

Our CEO Asher Tan, dialling in from London, discussing the future of payments alongside ANZ, PayPal, and Zip Co at The Australian Financial Review Banking Summit. Read more...

Feb 2021
CoinJournal
CoinJar 2021 Review: What Is CoinJar?

With so many cryptocurrency exchanges out there, it is difficult to discern what is best for your needs and expectations. Find out why you should choose CoinJar. Read more...

Feb 2021
AFR
What life is like in cryptocurrency land

What are the early adopters of cryptocurrency up to now? They’re looking up, but they’re also looking far and wide as they build a new financial system. Read more...

Feb 2021
SMH
$60,000 and rising: How does bitcoin work and why is Elon Musk buying it?

What did two pizzas have to do with the beginnings of Bitcoin? Why is there so much fuss about it now? And why should you probably not buy it if you’re prone to forgetting passwords? Read more...

Jan 2021
SMH
Bitcoin rival Ethereum hits new heights as investors flock to cryptocurrencies

Usually investors will ... be looking at what to buy and then see that Bitcoin has gone up so much, so they will get the second-best thing." Our CEO, Asher Tan, discusses Ethereum soaring to a new all-time high. Read more...

Sep 2020
Australian FinTech
Fintech Australia announces CoinJar as a finalist in The 2020 Finnies

CoinJar was nominated as a finalist in The Finnies awards for excellence in establishing a global market presence alongside many other great companies including Afterpay, Zip Co, Airwallex, and Raiz Invest. Read more...

Sep 2020
InnovationAus.com
Top-heavy bank sector holds back FinTech potential

It’s taken time for the regulator to understand that FinTechs are part of the coming ecosystem.” said Asher Tan. Mr Tan points to UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a body Australia could look at emulating. Read more...

Aug 2020
AFR
EML is working with CoinJar

"We will generate long-term shareholder value by partnering with fintechs …  to support the payments aspect of their business and that disruption", Tom Cregan, CEO of EML Payments. Read more...

Aug 2020
Mondo Visione
Chainalysis Partners With Leading Australian Cryptocurrency Businesses

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced partnerships with leading Australia-based payments provider Assembly Payments and cryptocurrency exchange CoinJar to improve compliance standards. Read more...

Feb 2020
Cointelegraph
Australia’s Blockchain Roadmap Isn't Music to Everyone’s Ears

Asher Tan, CEO of CoinJar, argues that the roadmap is a great step forward, adding: “However, immediate action is still needed in order to push through meaningful legislation that can provide certainty and allow for Australian blockchain innovation to flourish.” Read more...

Feb 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Australia’s CoinJar Launches Cryptocurrency Mobile App For Android

CoinJar launched its mobile app for Android smartphones and to this day it claims to remain one of the only Australian digital currency exchanges to provide native apps for both iOS and Android. Read more...

Nov 2019
AFR
Westpac mess highlights broader tech struggle

"No Westpac schadenfreude from me; money as it is used today was not designed to be monitored to this extent and it is a byproduct of current times," says Asher Tan, the founder of AUSTRAC-regulated digital currency platform CoinJar. Read more...

Nov 2019
The Australian
Australia losing the digital currency battle

China’s apparent move into creating a national digital currency should be a wake-up call for Australia to look further than incremental updates in payments if it is to be competitive in the next currency battleground. Read more...

June 2019
The Australian
Crypto-critics banking on Facebook's privacy issues

Melbourne-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinJar co-founder Asher Tan said the crypto community will be hoping Libra manages to get off the ground. “The crypto community tends to be permanently bullish but Libra has captured wide interest,” Mr Tan said. Read more...

June 2019
The Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook currency 'clearly a threat' to big banks, finance sector

Asher Tan, the founder of bitcoin exchange CoinJar, said the fact that no bank has been named among the initial partners for Facebook's Libra consortium - which will govern the crypto currency - said plenty about its intent. Read more...

June 2019
CoinDesk
'I Don't Trust Facebook With Anything:' The World Reacts to Facebook's Libra

“If it’s successful, it’s not just going to have the traditional qualities of a corporate currency like Westfield dollars or, Qantas Frequent Flyer points, it’s really a governance play,” said Asher Tan, founder of CoinJar. Read more...

Jan 2019
INTHEBLACK
Cryptocurrency trend: Bitcoin crash gives way to steady growth

Asher Tan, co-founder and CEO of the CoinJar digital currency exchange, agrees that the drop will have long-term benefits. He says huge interest, compounded by bottlenecks of liquidity, technology scalability, and capability of businesses servicing the sector drove the quick rise – and quicker drop – in prices. Read more...

Nov 2018
AFR
Coinjar founder tips 'stablecoin' as the next big thing in cryptocurrency

"The interesting thing right now, what's on everyone's lips, is what you call a stablecoin. A stablecoin is a coin pegged to a currency, usually the US dollar. It's a craze right now." Read more...

Sept 2018
Business Insider Australia
Australian crypto exchanges are tring to break a deadlock with regulators on trading in digital assets

Crypto exchanges — the technology platforms that allow people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies — are among the leading advocates for a more comprehensive regulatory framework. Read more...

Aug 2018
The Rub
The index approach to digital currency investment

Cryptocurrency trading company CoinJar has joined the growing number of local groups offering managed cryptocurrency funds, with the launch of the first local fund offering exposure to the asset class through an index portfolio. Read more...

Jul 2018
The Australian
CoinJar adds portfolio play to its collection

It will give portfolio managers and wholesale investors a chance to diversify their portfolio. There's a space in the market for a cheap way for wholesale investors to access cryptocurrencies. Read more...

Jul 2018
Sky News
CoinJar emerges as Australia's most popular bitcoin wallet

Tech startup CoinJar has emerged to become one of the central cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia since beginning operations five years ago. Asher Tan co-founder of CoinJar spoke to Sky News Business on the future of the business and on regulatory crackdowns. Read more...

Mar 2018
Forbes
How Asia's Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Finance Industry

Ryan Zhou, 23, cofounded CoinJar, an Australian personal finance platform that bills itself as the simplest way to buy, sell and manage bitcoin using traditional currency. Read more...

Feb 2018
CNET
Bitcoin for buying juice? Only in Australia

Boost Juice for the competition is teaming up with CoinJar, an Australian cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to buy and sell bitcoin, ethereum, rpple and litecoin. Read more...

Jan 2018
QANTAS
Qantas 'Talking Business' podcast with Alan Kohler

Asher Tan - a successful AngelCube alumnus and CEO of Australia's favourite bitcoin company, CoinJar. He discusses the world of cryptocurrency. Read more...

Dec 2017
ABC News
Bitcoin enters the mainstream

In terms of trading volumes, CoinJar has been a 10-fold increase over the last 12 months and more than doubled user numbers. Read more...

Dec 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
I didn't take them seriously at first': how Tom joined the bitcoin boom

CoinJar has an EFTPOS card that lets you spend bitcoin at 950,000 Eftpos terminals throughout Australia, or withdraw as cash at any ATM with no monthly charges. Read more...

Jul 2017
Techly
CoinJar is the Aussie enterprise bringing Bitcoin into the everyday realm

The best bits of feedback come from users who have been with us the longest. Seeing our first 50 users (CoinJar has >150,000 now) still providing suggestions four years later lets us know that we have been doing something right. Read more...

Dec 2016
Financial Review
Inside Australia's fintech future

CoinJar, Australia's pre-eminent bitcoin exchange, has taken on 20,000 new users in 2015, taking the total to 60,000. This year it has facilitated $30 million in transactions. Read more...

Jul 2015
WIRED
WIRED Money: CoinJar is a one-stop shop for all your Bitcoin needs

We expect to see a growing ecosystem of digital assets. So we imagine that a digital wallet in 2020 might contain one or two national currencies, some bitcoin, some mobile minutes, maybe even some contracts... Read more...

Mar 2015
Telstra
A coffee with Asher Tan and Ryan Zhou, CoinJar co-founders

CoinJar is Australia’s biggest Bitcoin company, with a comprehensive product offering and a global outlook. Our focus is on end to end solutions for consumers to manage and use their bitcoin. Read more...

Feb 2015
Business Insider
CoinJar is letting Bitcoin users hedge against fluctuations. Here's how it works

Hedged Accounts allow users to peg the price of Bitcoin against the fiat currency of their choice — Australian dollars, US dollars, pounds or the euro. Read more...

Feb 2015
ABC News
Tech startups may help plug mining hole

Analysts say technology start-up companies may help to plug in the gaps left in its wake, though a point of weakness is recognising where to invest and how to identify high-potential opportunities. Read more...

Feb 2015
BRW
CoinJar to reveal Bitcoin volatility salve

Australian bitcoin exchange CoinJar will unveil plans to fix the value of the highly volatile cryptocurrency for its clients and offer conversion to a range of different CURRENCIES... Read more...

Feb 2015
Coindesk
CoinJar Swipe Bitcoin Debit Cards Now Available

Australian bitcoin services company CoinJar has opened up its debit card service CoinJar Swipe to the general public. Read more...

Feb 2015
Forbes
CoinJar Launches New Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin iPhone App

To make managing bitcoin easier, CoinJar has launched the CoinJar Touch app for iOS today. Now CoinJar users can buy, spend or cash out to a bank account from their iPhone. Read more...

Dec 2014
The Australian
Aussie Bitcoin start-up CoinJar moves to the UK

CoinJar has officially reincorporated as a UK company, CoinJar UK Ltd, and has taken up residence at Europe’s largest financial technology accelerator, Level 39 at Canary Wharf in London. Read more...

Sep 2014
Mashable
Australia's First Bitcoin EFTPOS Card Will Allow You To Buy Your Groceries

An Australian company is trialling a bitcoin EFTPOS card, allowing customers to spend the digital currency in retail stores. CoinJar is taking the next step to make bitcoin more accessible to the public with the release of Swipe cards. Read more...

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