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CoinJar OTC

CoinJar OTC provides personalised access to Bitcoin, Ethereum and 60 other cryptocurrencies for transactions over USD$50,000.

Your personal trading desk

Make trades with confidence

Rapid quotes and flexible settlement periods mean you can make large trades with confidence.
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Concierge service

Our dedicated and responsive OTC trading desk will guide you every step of the way, ensuring your trades go through quickly at the best possible price.
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Globally sourced liquidity

We tap liquidity sources from all over the world so that we can execute your trades quickly and with almost zero slippage.
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Multi-currency trading

Trade BTC, ETH and 50 of the world’s leading cryptocurrencies against GBP, EUR, USD, AUD and stablecoins.

Finder Awards Winner 2023

CoinJar was named the Best Exchange for Value in the UK as part of Finder's Crypto Trading Platform Awards - second year running! CoinJar also picked up a Highly Commended for the same category in Australia. Check out our blog to see why Finder chose us over the competition.See why Finder chose CoinJar
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Private & encrypted

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Fraud protection

We employ multi-level data encryption, audits and follow best practice guidelines to protect customer accounts. Our Support team uses advanced machine learning to recognise suspicious logins, account takeovers and financial fraud.
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Crypto storage

Our assets are stored in BitGo and Fireblocks cryptocurrency custody providers.
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Established in 2013

CoinJar was established as a cryptocurrency exchange in 2013. We’re backed by investors, which include Blackbird and DCG Group.
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CoinJar's Crypto and Bitcoin OTC Desk

CoinJar OTC Trading Desk: The Confidence of Using a Six-Star White-Glove Service Where The Trades are Done for you

CoinJar over-the-counter (OTC) provides personalised access to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 60 other cryptocurrencies for transactions over USD$50,000. The CoinJar OTC desk caters to investors seeking large-scale trades with the utmost confidence and efficiency.

Understanding OTC Desks. What Are OTC Desks?

Over-the-counter desks are specialised platforms where buying and selling cryptocurrencies occurs directly between parties, bypassing traditional exchanges. Unlike public exchanges, over-the-counter desks facilitate off-exchange transactions, offering several advantages.


OTC desks allow users to execute trades without impacting market prices or revealing their intentions publicly. OTC transactions shield personal information and trading strategies from public scrutiny. All CoinJar customers availing of this will need to be fully onboarded and verified (as well as complete an assessment and the 24 hour cooling off period).


These desks tap into globally sourced liquidity, ensuring swift execution with minimal slippage.

Personalised Service

Over-the-counter desks provide a concierge-like experience, guiding users through the process and tailoring solutions to their needs.

Large Trades

Over-the-counter desks cater to institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and businesses looking to transact substantial amounts of cryptocurrency.

Reduced Impact

By avoiding public exchanges, users prevent market disruption caused by large orders.

Price Control

Over-the-counter desks negotiate prices directly, allowing users the opportunity to obtain more favourable rates.

Multi-currency trading

Ability to trade BTC, ETH, and 50 other leading cryptocurrencies against GBP, EUR, USD, AUD and stablecoins.


CoinJar employs advanced encryption and follows best practices to protect customer accounts. CoinJar prioritises protection but being an online platform there is always a risk that a customer may be a victim of a cyber attack.

Established reputation

CoinJar, established in 2013, has a solid track record and great reviews on Trustpilot.

In Summary

CoinJar’s OTC Trading Desk combines personalised service, global liquidity, and robust protection. CoinJar prioritises protection but being an online platform there is always a risk that a customer may be a victim of a cyber attack.

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a newcomer, our platform empowers you to navigate the crypto markets with confidence.

If you start trading with CoinJar OTC, you can access liquidity for large Bitcoin and crypto trades above USD$50k, all while enjoying flexible settlement options.

The performance of crypto can be highly volatile, value can drop as quickly as it can rise. Past performance is not a guide to the future. Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest.

Frequently asked Questions

What is CoinJar UK's OTC desk?

It is a specialised service offered by CoinJar UK,an exchange that has been in operations since 2013, providing over-the-counter trading solutions for institutional and high-net-worth individuals.

How does CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk differ from regular crypto exchanges?

While regular crypto exchanges facilitate peer-to-peer trading among users to buy and sell digital assets, CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk offers personalised, high-volume trading services outside the conventional exchange order book.

Can I use debit cards or credit cards to buy cryptocurrency through CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk?

CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk primarily caters to institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals for large-volume transactions. While cards may be used on the CoinJar cryptocurrency exchange, they can’t be used for over-the-counter transactions due to the large amounts involved.

Does CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk support trading in the United States?

CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk primarily operates within the United Kingdom and may have restrictions or limitations regarding trading activities in the United States due to regulatory considerations.

CoinJar can accept deposits and withdrawals in GBP, EUR and AUD with banks based in the UK, Europe and Australia.

What types of digital assets can I trade?

CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk supports trading in various digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more than 60 cryptocurrencies with significant market cap and liquidity.

How does CoinJar UK's OTC desk determine cryptocurrency prices for trading?

Cryptocurrency prices on CoinJar UK's OTC desk are determined based on market conditions, liquidity, volatility and prevailing cryptocurrency prices, with prices often reflecting those observed on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Can I use my crypto wallets for transactions through CoinJar UK's OTC desk?

While CoinJar UK's OTC desk may require the use of designated wallets for transactions, clients can typically transfer digital assets to and from their existing crypto wallets once a trade is completed.

Is CoinJar UK's OTC desk involved in peer-to-peer trading?

CoinJar UK's OTC desk facilitates trading between institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals, providing personalised services that may involve direct counterparties but not necessarily peer-to-peer trading in the traditional sense.

How can I buy Bitcoin through CoinJar UK's OTC desk?

To buy Bitcoin or other digital assets through CoinJar UK's OTC desk, clients typically engage in direct negotiations with the desk's traders or representatives to execute large-volume transactions outside the public order books of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Are transactions through CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk subject to the same cryptocurrency prices as regular exchanges?

Transactions through CoinJar UK's over-the-counter desk may be subject to different pricing models and fee structures compared to regular cryptocurrency exchanges, reflecting the personalised nature and high-volume nature of OTC trading services.

What are OTC markets?

Generally speaking, an over-the-counter market is where market participants trade crypto, stocks, commodities, currencies, or other instruments directly between two parties. Unlike traditional exchanges, over-the-counter markets do not have physical locations; instead, people involved can trade cryptocurrency electronically.

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