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Cryptocurrency NZ: Empowering New Zealand Crypto Communities

Explore grassroots initiatives, community collaboration, and the essence of financial freedom with Christchurch-based Cryptocurrency NZ.


Posted January 24, 2024
Last updated January 30, 2024

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Cryptocurrency NZ blog cover

Born from the revolutionary ideas embedded in Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper, Cryptocurrency NZ (CNZ) has emerged as a Christchurch-based collective propelling New Zealand’s crypto community into the decentralised finance (DeFi) age.

Established in July 2020, CNZ serves as a grassroots crypto community organization, connecting over 50,000+ Kiwi enthusiasts through various platforms and initiatives.

Genesis of Cryptocurrency NZ

CNZ’s journey embarked in July 2020 when Harry Satoshi left us at Easy Crypto NZ to begin a new project aimed at catalyzing crypto community adoption and development on the community grass roots level. 

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With a focus on connection, collaboration, and industry advancement, CNZ champions financial sovereignty and Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision.

The Core Team Behind CNZ

That being said, Cryptocurrency NZ is pioneered and maintained by a dedicated team of crypto enthusiasts who are devoted to empowering the community.

At the helm of Cryptocurrency NZ are: 

  • Harry Satoshi (CEO): Harry, a crypto degen and financial freedom advocate, leads CNZ as well as the University of Canterbury Crypto Society.  
  • Nic Turnbull (CFO): Nic, a crypto trading and education enthusiast, handles the financial aspects and plays a crucial role in CNZ’s management.

CNZ Community Infrastructure

Cryptocurrency NZ serves as the guardian of Aotearoa’s largest crypto social media groups, including Facebook, Reddit, Discord, and Meetup, boasting a membership of 50,000+.

The organization collaborates with crypto titans such as Easy Crypto, Binance NZ, Blockchain NZ, Pay It Now and Pest Free Token to fuel the growth of New Zealand’s crypto ecosystem.

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NZ Crypto Social Media Groups

CNZ strategically acquired and manages NZ’s most active social media groups, ensuring principles of free market, free speech, and free expression across platforms.

These include the following:

NZ Crypto Meetups: Heart of the Community

CNZ’s monthly Meetups are the lifeblood of the Cryptocurrency NZ community.

With events spanning 12 cities, including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, these gatherings draw together 100–150 crypto enthusiasts each month.

Focused on camaraderie and knowledge sharing, the meetups are a hub for collaboration and networking.

The NZ P2P Crypto Marketplace

Founded by Harry Satoshi in 2021, the NZ P2P Crypto Marketplace is a testament to CNZ’s commitment to privacy and financial autonomy.

With over 2,000 participants and 250+ confirmed traders, the marketplace facilitates private and secure crypto trading without the need for Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures.

Your Guide to Decentralised Crypto Realm

The primary project,, is a comprehensive guide designed to help over 60,000 Kiwis navigate the decentralised crypto realm.

Comprising over 65 guides, the website is a valuable resource for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts, with plans for continuous expansion to meet the evolving needs of the community.


As Cryptocurrency NZ continues to spearhead New Zealand’s grassroots decentralised finance revolution, the organization remains dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community, education, and collaboration.

Illustration of New Zealand flag and bitcoin flag.

With a commitment to principles of privacy and financial autonomy, CNZ stands as a beacon guiding Kiwis on their journey into the world of cryptocurrency. 

Join Cryptocurrency NZ and become a part of the movement shaping the future of decentralised finance in New Zealand.

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Disclaimer: Information is current as at the date of publication. This is general information only and is not intended to be advice. Crypto is volatile, carries risk and the value can go up and down. Past performance is not an indicator of future returns. Please do your own research.

Last updated January 30, 2024

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