• Bitcoin transaction confirmation time and fees

    · Announcements

    The landscape for Bitcoin continues to intrigue and be unpredictable. This is especially true when it comes to Bitcoin transaction confirmation time and fees. We’ve had a lot of feedback over these past months as transactions sometimes have not been as close to instant (~10 mins) as one may have hoped when sending payments over… Read More

  • How To Receive A Holiday Season Reward

    · Announcements, CoinJar Rewards

    There are some things that are part and parcel of the Australian holiday season: barbeques, hot weather (unless you’re in Melbourne), and bank delays. If you’re looking to make an instant CoinJar deposit over the festive period, you can visit one of over 1200 local newsagents to do this. Full instructions on how to make a… Read More

  • Brave Browser Review

    · Pay With BTC, Product Review

      Brave is an adventurous attempt at a new web browser, one which focuses on rethinking the overall advertising model of the internet. As of October 2016, Google’s Chrome browser continues to be the most popular choice with over half (63%) the usage share of all browsers. Although Chrome is freeware (as is Brave), it is developed by Google… Read More

  • Hardware Wallet – Ledger Nano Review

    · Product Review

    The most common way to store and interface with the Bitcoin network is either by using software running locally on your computer or provided by a web service like CoinJar. Web-based bitcoin clients allow for greater flexibility around multiple devices and locations, and may come bundled with additional features such as customer support, digital currency exchange or even… Read More

  • Updated: Bank account deposits using POLi

    · Announcements

    POLi deposits have proven to be a useful ‘Quick Deposit’ mechanism since we introduced it late last year. We have had many requests to extend the number of banks we support for POLi deposits and also to increase limits for instant deposits. Verified Australian CoinJar users can now make bank account deposits of $2,500 and under instantly using POLi. Transfers above $2,500 will… Read More

  • Introducing CoinJar Rewards (and celebrating three years!)

    · Announcements, Company

      It’s CoinJar’s third birthday, and we’re giving back with CoinJar Rewards – our loyalty program designed to reward CoinJar members for using our services. From making a bitcoin conversion, to spending money with CoinJar Swipe, users will now enjoy real-time points for engaging with the CoinJar platform. CoinJar Rewards joins our family together with financial technology products that have seen over 70,000… Read More

  • The return of monetary politics

    · Opinion

    In March, the UK government formally announced plans to welcome and regulate digital currency activity in the UK. The promise of research funding, police training, and pragmatic regulation are welcome first steps, but to what end? The focus in this area tends to fall on questions of innovation, competition, crime, and jobs, but there may… Read More

  • How digital money will include the unbanked

    · Opinion

    Basic financial services are more expensive and exclusive than they need to be.  If we can strip digital finance down into a lightweight, near-free service, we can offer it to everybody, including those currently excluded from the sector. Approximately half of the adult world does not have a bank account.  Billions rely on cash and… Read More

  • Our UK submission to the HM Treasury

    · Company

    On 3 December, we made a submission in response to the UK government’s economic and finance ministry’s call for information on digital currencies. In an effort to make Britain the global centre of financial innovation, the HM Treasury’s consultation focussed the function of digital currencies as a payment method, rather than as a speculative investment. As published… Read More