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Where you buy your bitcoins in Australia matters. If you look at just the fee, or just the price, you could pay 5-10% more. Both price and fee should be considered in context with the global averaged bitcoin price.

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Bitcoin Exchange Features

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BTC Markets Marketplace Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Maybe NobNo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CoinJar Exchange No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No NocNo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buyabitcoin.com.au Exchange Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes but not for EFT No No YesyYes but not for EFT Yes Yes Optional Yes Yes
HardBlock Exchange No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes YeszYes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Australian Bitcoin ATMs ATM Service No No No No Feed cash to ATM No No No No No No NoaNo. Hand, face, + ID scan required Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Forepost Exchange No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes YesxYes No No No No Yes Yes
Get Bitcoin Exchange No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes YeszYes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
CoinSpot Marketplace Yes Yes ($100 EFT limit) No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes YeszYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CoinTree Exchange Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
igot Exchange Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yesabut must give email, phone, + bank account. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cryptocoin Exchange Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes but not for EFT Yes Yes Yes Yes but not for EFT No No No No No No
Bit Trade Exchange No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes YesxYes Yes Yes No No No No
Coin Loft Exchange No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
CoinSect Marketplace If seller allows it No No If seller allows it No No No No Maybe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

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Bitcoin Exchange (and ATM) Fees and Prices

Prices are live (within 15 minutes). Last updated at 01:30 pm today. [update]
Table shows how much you are left with after buying $100 worth of bitcoin.

Best price at the top - Sydney/Melbourne time - Prices in $AUD
Exchange / Info Deposit Fee $AUD Price Bitcoin received Bitcoin Average Price:
$631.12
Is business currently operating?
BTC Markets
- Is a marketplace (you buy from other bitcoin users via BTC Markets).
- Company owned by William G and Jarrod C.
$100
Deposit
0.85%
Fee

Fee can be reduced with volume discounts
$635.00
Best ask price from BTC Markets sell order book
0.15614
Bitcoin
$98.54
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- News updated in May.
- Twitter updated in May.
- Email reply in July said they are operating.
CoinTree
- Co-founders are Shane S, and Matt K.
$100
Deposit
0%
Fee

No fee to withdraw bitcoin. 2% fee on $AUD withdrawals
$653.11
Buy/ask price
0.15311
Bitcoin
$96.63
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Blog updated in June.
- New exchange is operating in July.
CoinJar
- Buy/ask price here. Tip: It's the middle AUD price.
- Asher T and Ryan Z are co-founders.
$100
Deposit
2%
Fee
$642.99
Buy/ask price
0.15241
Bitcoin
$96.19
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Blog updated in July.
- Twitter updated in July.
- Posts on social media in July said they are operating.
Buyabitcoin.com.au
- Domenic C is a co-founder.
$100
Deposit
3%
Fee
$643.74
Buy/ask price
0.15068
Bitcoin
$95.10
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Email reply in August said they are operating.
HardBlock
- Founder/owners are Daniel W and Xuna X.
$100
Deposit
3.2%
Fee
$650.32
Buy/ask price
0.14885
Bitcoin
$93.94
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Website updated in July saying they are current operating.
- Had maintenance from 03-07-14 to 09-07-14 but is now back up.
Australian Bitcoin ATMs
- Buy at an ATM in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
- Founder is Chris G.
$100
Deposit
0%
Fee
$676.85
Buy/ask price
0.14774
Bitcoin
$93.24
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- Have ATMs in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
- ABN is active.
- Email reply in July said they were operating.
Forepost
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
$100
Deposit
0%
Fee
$681.00
Buy/ask price
0.14685
Bitcoin
$92.68
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Email reply in July said they are operating.
Get Bitcoin
- Business partnership with Harry D and Max S.
$100
Deposit
4.4%
Fee
$660.82
Buy/ask price

0.14466
Bitcoin
$91.30
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- News on website was updated in July.
CoinSpot
- Is a marketplace (you buy from other bitcoin users via CoinSpot).
- Founder is Chris G.
$100
Deposit
1%
Fee
$674.97
Best ask price from CoinSpots sell order book

Note that CoinSpot's ask price defaults to a spot price if there are no entries in their open sell orders book (it doesn't happen very often).
0.14668
Bitcoin
$92.57
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Twitter updated in July.
igot
- Patrick M and Rick D are founders.
$100
Deposit
1%
Fee
$633.77
Buy/ask price
0.15621
Bitcoin
$98.59
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Twitter was updated in July.
- Blog updated in Feb.
Coin Loft
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
$100
Deposit
3%
Fee
$660.45
Buy/ask price
0.14687
Bitcoin
$92.69
Value of bitcoin
Yes.
- ABN is active.
- Active on Twitter in July.
- I have had some problems with contacting Coin Loft in June and early July 2014 but this issue has been resolved.
- Domain registered to "James Bond" as a privacy precaution. Coin Loft are in the process of changing it to a real name.

Prices from exchanges that don't provide a price feed

Prices are not live and were retrieved at 9:30am on Friday the 1st of August 2014.
Best price at the top - Sydney/Melbourne time - Prices in $AUD
Exchange / Info Deposit Fee $AUD Price Bitcoin received Bitcoin Average Price:$
(value you're left with after buying $100 worth)
Is business currently operating?
CoinSect
- Is a marketplace (you buy from other bitcoin users).
- Isuru F and Ollie R are co-founders.
$
Deposit
%
Fee

Fee can be reduced with volume discounts
$
Best ask price from seller in marketplace

Visit CoinSect to get their latest price. Type it in.
CoinSect working on API, live price coming soon.
BTC
$


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- ABN is active.
- Twitter was updated in June.
Bit Trade
- R. Tucker is the managing director.
$
Deposit
%
Fee
$
Buy/ask price

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Live price possibly coming soon.
BTC
$


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- ABN is active.
- Twitter was updated in July.
- June: Website was down on 03-06-2014 but is now back up.
Cryptocoin
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
$
Deposit
%
Fee
$
Buy/ask price

Visit Cryptocoin to get their latest price. Type it in.
Live price possibly coming soon.
BTC
$


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- ABN is active.
- Twitter updated in April.
- Email reply in June said they were operating.
- May: Was offline for 2 days (15-05-2014 to 16-05-2014) due to hosting issue but is now back.

Bitcoin Prices for the Last 7 Days

 

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Differences Between Exchanges

There are marketplace exchanges, there are exchanges, and there are ATM services.

The marketplaces have 'buy order books' and 'sell order books', or they have a system where users submit a buy/sell price to the marketplace (and others may take their offer). Marketplace users buy and sell bitcoin through each other in the marketplace.

Exchanges (that don't have a marketplace) have users that buy or sell bitcoin through the exchange. They exchange $AUD for bitcoin.

ATM services are ATMs at locations around some places in Australia.

The Marketplaces (BTC Markets, CoinSpot, and CoinSect)

BTC Markets - 1) Open your account and deposit money. 2) Once your deposit has cleared you can place a buy order. 3) Click on "Buy / Sell" and enter the amount and price you want to pay. The easiest and quickest way to buy Bitcoins is to select a "Market Order".

An alternative to a "Market Order" is a " Limit Order". When you place a limit order you decide what price you wish to buy or sell at. Your order will then be added to the BTC Markets order book and will be waiting for someone to submit a matching order.
CoinSpot - 1) Register for an account. 2) Deposit funds into your CoinSpot account. 3) Place a buy order with a limit for any rate you are willing to pay or if you want your coins fast place a "Quick Buy". CoinSect - 1) The bitcoin seller sets their payment method of choice, price, and limits. 2) The bitcoin buyer purchases the coins from a seller on CoinSect's marketplace. 3) The bitcoins sit in CoinSect's escrow until the seller confirms they received their funds. 4) The seller releases the coins from escrow after the buyers funds have been received.

The difference between the 3 above marketplaces is that CoinSect's bitcoin buyers send AUD to bitcoin users rather than CoinSect. BTC Markets and CoinSpot buyers send money direct to BTC Markets and CoinSpot.

1 reason why BTC Markets requires ID and CoinSect doesn't is because BTC Markets users may perform a "charge back" and reverse the AUD payment back into their own account. On the other hand CoinSect sellers can lie about whether they received the funds or buyers can lie about whether they sent the funds. CoinSect counters these bad traders with a member ranking system which allows you to pick the most trustworthy traders, based on number of completed transactions. Achieving higher ranks also significantly lowers selling fees. They also have a dispute process which handles and validates the legitimacy of each claim on a case by case basis.

Another reason exchanges require ID is to prevent Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF). Australian regulators may also implement AMF / CTF guidelines for bitcoin and exchanges currently processing ID's will not have to modify their operations.

 

All the the other exchanges - Send your funds to the exchange and get your bitcoins. If the exchange does EFT, BPAY, or other non cash-over-the-counter transfers then you will generally be required to provide ID. Some exchanges allow cash-over-the-counter purchases of bitcoin and transfer to your bitcoin wallet without ID.

ATM services - See: BitcoinATMmap.com

The last remaining option not yet mentioned on this page is LocalBitcoins.com (similar to CoinSect). At LocalBitcoins.com you can meet the buyer in person and pay cash or use EFT if the seller allows it (they also have escrow). Note that LocalBitcoins.com is not registered as a business in Australia (they are based in Finland).

 

Other Australian Bitcoin Exchanges

Exchange Is business currently operating?
CoinJelly
coinjelly.com
- Founder/CEO is Ashley K.
Yes? Mainly an online wallet provider.
- I think you can buy bitcoin but I can't find a buy/ask price. They list on their website in July 2014 that they have a 1% fee for buying and selling.
- Is CoinJelly misleading its users? Coin Fire says "Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640) has not issued any policy of insurance to CoinJelly." yet CoinJelly says: "CoinJelly, through Zurich Financial Services Pty Ltd (Australia), guarantees user deposits up to 20 BTC" (comment removed from website in July 2014).
Spend Bitcoins
SpendBitcoins.com.au

Owner is Jeremy W.
Yes but you can't buy bitcoin (website just lists places to spend bitcoins).
- ABN is active.
-
Website message 24-06-2014 to 30-06-2014 said: "we are unable to take deposits today".
- 01-07- 2014 website said: "... we are no longer offering our bitcoin purchasing service".
Purchase Bitcoin
PurchaseBitcoin.com.au
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
- Possible founder/owner might be Karthik M.
Maybe but very risky to use.
- About page in May, June, and July 2014 says: "Purchase bitcoin has been seeling bitcoins for over 5 years". This guys exchange seems to be a few years in front of crowd. Perhaps he is Satoshi Nakamoto himself! His ABN was activated in August 2013.
- Home page in May, June 2014 says: "32455521 Bitcoins we sold so far" and a month later (July) the number was "32455548". I highly doubt that a newly created, unknown website sold 27 bitcoins ($18,000) in a month, nor did it sell millions in previous months.
- Home page in May, June, and July 2014 also says: "We're the best in delivering the service fast and low cost, as often customers point us.". He sold millions of dollars worth of bitcoin to customers who point the website?
- Terms & Conditions page in May and June 2014 has wrong business name. Fixed in July.
bitXoin
- bitxoin.com
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
No. Ceased trading in July 2014.
- ABN is active.
- Duplicate placeholder text (with error) in place on home page from March to July 2014: "Place your order on our secure But Bitcoin order page".
- Broken form in Mar 2014.
- "Coding Bug fix is still underway" message in April and May 2014.
- In part of June 2014 the website was offline.
- In July the form now seems to be working.
- In late July a message says "Online shop is now closed." when trying to buy bitcoin. Internet search reveals others have not been given bitcoin amongst other things. See this discussion thread on a law forum. David C (director) is selling the business.
- Last on Twitter in Feb 2014.

BTCoz
- btcoz.com
- Founder/owner not listed on website.
No.
- 'Buy' form doesn't appear do anything when details are submitted in Feb 2014. In March and April 2014 the 'Buy form' has changed but is still broken (can only buy $19.50 worth of bitcoin). In May and June 2014 got the browser message: "This Connection is Untrusted".
- No contacts (other than support form), no social profiles, no business name/ABN or names on website.
Bitcoin4 Australia
- bitcoin4australia.com
No. Comment on home page in March, April and May: "We are in the process of re-developing Bitcoin4Australia!". In June 2014 website message says: "OUT OF STOCK!"
- ABN? is active but doesn't mention trading name.
- 90+% of testimonials on the website feedback page look fake (page removed in Mar 2014).
- Last on Facebook in Feb 2014 but appears (to me) that they may have bought "likes"?
- Facebook comment from customer (comment deleted in Mar 2014): "Legal action is being taken against this company as they have failed to send $3000 worth of bitcoins Just a warning to everyone before you use these Assholes".
21st Century Bitcoin Exchange
- 21stcenturybitcoinexchange.com.au
No. Page redirects to "Australia's First Bitcoin ATMs" page in March, April and early May. In late May and June the page redirects to a bitcoin ATM website (abatech.com.au).
- When the exchange website was online there were more negative reviews than any other exchange and a few red flags.
Bitcoins Now
- bitcoinsnow.com.au
No.
- ABN?
- Website taken offline in Mar 2014.
Bitcointrader
bitcointrader.com.au
No.
- Ceased operations in early 2014.
Crypto X Change
cryptoxchange.com
No.
- Went offline in 2013.
BitPiggy
bitpiggy.herokuapp.com
No.
- Went offline in 2013.
Omnicoins
omnicoins.com
No.
- Went offline in 2013.
Bit Innovate
bitinnovate.com
No.
- Went offline in 2013.

 

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