CoinJar cryptocurrency exchange – November 2019 review

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Both beginners and experienced traders can get the benefits of CoinJar.

  • Great for quick buys or active trading
  • Not so great for trading a wide range of coins

1

Fiat currencies

8

Cryptocurrencies

Details

Product Name CoinJar Trading Platform
Fiat Currencies AUD
Cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, ZEC, USDC, BAT, ZRX
Deposit Methods Blueshyft
BPAY
Cryptocurrency
PayID
Trading Fee 1%
Deposit Fees None
Withdrawal Fees None

Pros

  • Supports BTC, XRP, ETH, LTC and ZEC
  • BTC/AUD trading pairs available on CoinJar Exchange
  • Flat 1% conversion fee
  • In-house Australian support team
  • Instant, fast and free deposits via bank transfer (PayID) and BPAY
  • Instant cash deposits via Blueshyft
  • Free withdrawals to your bank account

Cons

  • Lacks multi-signature capability
  • Not open source
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

Learn more about CoinJar:

Which fiat and cryptocurrencies are supported?

  • Supported fiat currencies: AUD
  • Supported cryptocurrencies: 8 cryptocurrencies
  • BTC
  • ETH
  • XRP
  • LTC
  • ZEC
  • ZRX
  • BAT
  • USDC

Which payment methods are accepted?

  • Blueshyft
  • BPAY
  • Cryptocurrency
  • PayID
Go to CoinJar's website

What’s it like to use CoinJar?

Platform trading fees

Different fees apply to different CoinJar services, with all fee amounts in AUD. The main services include CoinJar buy/sell (broker), CoinJar Exchange (the trading platform) and CoinJar Swipe (the crypto debit card).

CoinJar buy and sell

The buy and sell prices are determined by the current prices on the CoinJar exchange. You will use the standing buy prices when buying crypto, and sell prices when selling.

You will be given a reference price as an indication, but your actual price may vary slightly. Whether buying or selling, the fees depend on the payment method.

Payment method Fee
Cryptocurrency 1%
Bank account 1%
Coinjar cash account 1%
BPAY Biller 0.5%

CoinJar Exchange

These are the fees for trading on CoinJar Exchange, rather than simply buying and selling. CoinJar Exchange has a tiered fee structure for AUD to crypto trades, and a set fee regardless of volume for crypto to crypto trades.

Tier Taker fee Maker fee
Any crypto to crypto trade 0.1% 0%
AUD to crypto trade tiers (AUD trade volume per 30 days)
$0 – $10,000 0.5% 0%
$10,000 to $100,000 0.4% 0%
$100,000 to $1 million 0.3% 0%
$10 million 0.2% 0%
Any volume crypto to crypto trade 0.1% 0%

CoinJar Swipe

These are the fees that apply for specific actions related to the CoinJar swipe crypto debit card.

Action Fee
Initial card purchase or replacement $29
Activation $0
Loading with fiat 1%
Loading with crypto $0
EFTPOS purchase or withdrawal $0
ATM use Varies depending on the ATM
Inactivity $0
Disputed transaction $10

Deposit fees

Deposit type Fee
BPAY deposit None (BPAY transfers from credit accounts may incur fees though)
PayID None
NPP deposit None
Blueshyft 1.5%
Cryptocurrency Network fees

How fast will my funds be available?

Deposits

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Up to 1-2 days

Most bank transfers can complete on the next business day, but it may take longer where transfers are made late in the day or if it’s your first transfer.

Withdrawals

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1-2 days

Most withdrawals will complete the next business day, but it may take longer on the bank’s end.

Is CoinJar safe to use?

  • Regulation. CoinJar is registered as a cryptocurrency exchange with AUSTRAC, and is a registered business in the UK.
  • Verification process. CoinJar verifies users in line with its anti-money laundering obligations.
  • Security features. CoinJar offers two factor authentication, uses a machine learning system to monitor for suspicious transactions and keeps at least 90% of customer funds in geographically diverse cold storage at any given time.

How do I create an account at CoinJar?

Go to CoinJar's website
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What else do I need to know about CoinJar?

CoinJar was founded in 2013, and backed by venture capital funds. It moved its office location to the UK in 2014 but continues serving Australian customers, and is registered as a cryptocurrency service in Australia.


In a nutshell

Pros

  • Multi-feature. Between the wallet, exchange and Swipe, CoinJar lets you do much more with your crypto than a normal exchange.
  • Simple start for beginners. Crypto newcomers can get started easily.
  • Competitive exchange fees. CoinJar Exchange has highly competitive fees compared to most other exchanges.

Cons

  • Limited selection. A limited range of coins is available.
  • Fees apply. You need to be aware of the fees for different products.
  • Spreads. CoinJar pricing is based on the current spreads on its exchange, and may vary.

Ready to sign up?

Go to CoinJar's website
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SWIFT
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8 Comments

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    Scottamos
    September 29, 2018

    Can you sign up in nz ?Even if you don’t have a Australian bank account.

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      Joshua
      October 2, 2018

      Hi Scottyamos,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      The answer to your question is yes. You can sign up for CoinJar even if you are in New Zealand. While it is true that CoinJar is an Australian company, it is a platform that is available worldwide.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    David
    January 14, 2018

    When will the Coin Jar Eptpos card be available to people in New Zealand?

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      Arnold
      January 16, 2018

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      There has been no statement from Coinjar regarding when the Eftpos card will be available in NZ. So far, it is available at terminals in AU. You may contact them directly to ask for updates.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    Jane
    December 29, 2017

    What is the easiest way for people in NZ to purchase cryptocurrency?

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      Arnold
      December 30, 2017

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      You may want to check this page to know more about bitcoin how to buy bitcoins in New Zealand. You may also view this page about where to buy and sell bitcoins in NZ.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    ursula
    December 8, 2017

    can i purchase electroneum from cryptopia using my coinjar wallet

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      Joanne
      December 9, 2017

      Hi Ursula,

      Thank you for visiting finder, we are a financial comparison website and general information service.

      You can purchase Electroneum (ETN) from Cryptopia, but won’t be able to send ETN to your CoinJar wallet as it only holds bitcoin.

      If you have Bitcoin in your CoinJar wallet already you can transfer this to Cryptopia to exchange for ETN, however you won’t be able to bring it back to your wallet as ETN.

      Hope this helps,
      Joanne

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