Independent Reserve was founded in 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to transform digital currency technology into secure, robust and regulated financial services, and do things the right way. Our foundation is a strong and experienced executive team, with a broad range of skills in corporate leadership, financial markets, software engineering and regulatory compliance.
Independent Reserve is a registered Australian company (ABN 46 164 257 069), underpinned by Australia's highly regulated financial sector.
Independent Reserve is overseen by an experienced advisory board, chaired by Michael Go, with over 25 years' experience as an executive in global markets.
Independent Reserve is a member of the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA) which represents the Digital Currency industry in Australia.
Our core servers are securely located at two Tier 3 data centres, in Sydney, Australia. This allows us to synchronously replicate all data across both locations, in real-time to ensure zero data loss should disaster strike and we have a fully configured production environment ready to fail over to should the need arise. Our data is signed and encrypted multiple times using geographically dispersed keys, spread across four data centres and we of course utilise cold storage to hold the majority of Bitcoins completely offline.
To highlight our commitment to security, we have enlisted Cobalt as our penetration testing partner. Read more about our Bug Bounty program here.
Independent Reserve is the result of a fifteen year partnership between Adam Tepper and Adrian Przelozny. Specialists in digital platforms and security they envisaged an exchange that made digital currency easy to understand, use and trade by all people.
To help achieve this they enlisted market experts, driving knowledge, security and openness through everything they did.
Since launch Independent Reserve has achieved a number of milestones.
Unfortunately, Adam died six months after launch. But the shared vision lives on, Adam has been significant in changing the face of digital currency, striving to set higher standards, make it more obtainable, and ensuring that Independent Reserve continues to raise the bar, making it the Bitcoin and Digital Currency Market.