Up to 50% off transaction fees for ERC-20 tokens

We’ve made it cheaper to send your ERC-20 tokens We’re changing how we process ERC-20 transactions to reduce outgoing transfer fees by up to 50%. These changes apply to USD Coin, Chainlink, Uniswap, Basic Attention Token and Dai. What’s an outgoing transfer fee? In order to transfer tokens from your CoinJar to an external address,… Read More »

All Eyes on Ethereum

One Ether now costs more than US$3000. Did you ever think you’d see the day? You gotta hand it to the crypto markets: in some ways they’re comically predictable. A month ago, Ethereum was everyone’s favourite whipping boy, a bloated, expensive under-achiever that couldn’t even double its 2017 all-time high. Lol what a weakling. And… Read More »

Introducing the Green Bundle

Invest in climate conscious crypto with our Green Bundle of low-carbon coins With Bitcoin’s energy consumption in the news again, we’ve decided to shine a light on some digital currencies that offer investors a significantly lower carbon footprint. Our Green Bundle contains four coins – XRP, XLM, ALGO and EOS – that prioritise transaction speed… Read More »

The Crash We Had to Have

Yeesh. That was unpleasant. Three takeaways from a night crypto won’t soon forget. Well, it dang gone and happened again. Much like March last year, an insistent correction became a full-blown catastrophe as the crypto world’s addiction to leverage led to the kind of sell-off you’d typically associate with the Zimbabwean dollar. At 11pm last… Read More »

Purchase crypto in a flash with Instant Buy

Eyeing off an altcoin that’s about to moon? Want to get into the action without waiting for bank deposits to clear? With CoinJar’s Instant Buy you can instantly purchase crypto tokens using the Mastercard or Visa in your wallet. And with only a 2% fee, CoinJar’s Instant Buy are some of the cheapest worldwide.^ Is… Read More »

Announcing 0% taker fees on CoinJar Exchange

Ready to buy the dip? CoinJar Exchange is now offering 0% fees on all “taker” trades. This applies to every trading pair on our platform, including crypto-to-fiat pairs such as BTC/AUD and ETH/GBP – making us one of the first exchanges in the world to offer zero-fee fiat trading. But don’t worry if you’re a… Read More »

Crypto Energy Wars

Elon shone a spotlight on bitcoin’s prodigious energy use. Is it possible to be a carbon conscious crypto investor? Major market moves are always so painfully obvious in retrospect. The price of bitcoin surged almost 600% in six months. Alts did that and a whole lot more. Absolute dumpster pile meme coins were being valued… Read More »

Bitcoin’s Biggest Upgrade

While El Salvador steals the spotlight, Bitcoin has quietly been finalising its first proper upgrade in four years. Yeah, yeah. I get it. The President of El Salvador declaring that not only is bitcoin now legal tender in his country but that people should move there to mine crypto in one of their active volcanoes… Read More »

To (De)centralise or Not: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Prof. Aggelos Kiayias Posted 26 May, 2020 The ability to notify effectively and expediently people that were in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 is an indispensable tool now that we gradually move towards easing the lockdown caused by the pandemic. As we have described in a previous post, technology can help and… Read More »

Traditional Supply Chain Challenges During COVID-19 Spur Innovation in Blockchain Applications

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were already exploring the promise of blockchain to modernize certain aspects of their supply chains.  Traditional supply chains can be inefficient, data intensive and costly, often characterized by burdensome paperwork, conflicting records and delays resulting from manual reconciliation processes involving a series of transactions and document exchanges… Read More »

SEC Responds to Wyoming’s Opinion on Custody of Digital Assets and Qualified Custodian Status

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a statement in response to the Wyoming Division of Banking’s No-Action Letter on Custody of Digital Assets and Qualified Custodian Status. in October, the Wyoming Division of Banking granted Two Ocean Trust, a Wyoming-chartered public trust company, “no action” relief setting forth the first opinion by a… Read More »

SEC Division of Examinations Releases Risk Alert for Digital Asset Securities

On February 26, 2020, the Security and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (the “Division”) published a Risk Alert, “The Division of Examinations’ Continued Focus on Digital Asset Securities.” In the Risk Alert, the Division offered insight into its current examination focus with respect to the activities of market participants, including investment advisers, concerning digital… Read More »