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Shift Card: A Glimpse Under the Hood

It has now been over 2 months since our partner Shift Payments launched the first US-issued bitcoin debit card, built with the Coinbase API. To the average person, the Shift Card may appear no different from a traditional debit card. But to the growing community of people that views bitcoin...


Introducing Bitcoin Price Alerts on Mobile

Today, we’re excited to introduce price alert push notifications on iOS and Android. Improving the Coinbase mobile experience is a core element of our mission to make it easy for people to buy and sell bitcoin globally. It’s now easier than ever for users in 32 countries to...


2015 Bitcoin Year in Review

We’ve seen the Bitcoin ecosystem mature in many ways over the past year. Here are some of the most important Bitcoin trends of 2015: Bitcoin transactions per day more than doubled In December 2014, the Bitcoin network averaged 86,038 transactions per day. In December 2015, the Bitcoin network...


Coinbase Internal Hackathon v2

We recently hosted our second internal hackathon at Coinbase HQ. While we are committed to making it easy for people to buy bitcoin, we also spend a lot of our free time thinking about the new behaviors that an open, global payment protocol can uniquely enable. This 48-hour hackathon gave...


Coinbase Is Hiring Remote Full-time Engineers — Here’s Why (And How To Apply If You’re Interested)

Historically, our engineering team at Coinbase has been entirely based in San Francisco, CA. We’ve gotten a lot done and kept a high bar over the past three years. But in the past year we’ve had a few engineers who needed to move (due to various life events)...


Introducing Volume-Based Rebates on Coinbase Exchange

Next week we will begin offering volume-based rebates for trades placed on Coinbase Exchange. Our standard maker-taker fee structure still applies, however, traders will now receive a daily rebate based on their trading volume as a percentage of the total 30-day volume for each Coinbase Exchange order book. Maker Orders...


Introducing the Shift Card

Today, we’re excited to introduce the first US-issued bitcoin debit card, the Shift Card. The Shift Card is a VISA debit card that currently allows Coinbase users in twenty-four states in the U.S. to spend bitcoin online and offline at over 38 million merchants worldwide. Merchant adoption has...


Fidelity Charitable Donors Can Now Contribute Bitcoin

Fidelity Charitable, the second largest charity in the U.S., is now partnered with Coinbase to allow people to contribute bitcoin to their donor-advised funds. Fidelity Charitable worked with Fidelity Labs, a unit of Fidelity Investments on the integration. Bitcoin is useful in the world of charitable giving because it...


Price Charts And Five New Languages On iOS

Bitcoin trading activity has increased significantly over the past few weeks, and we’re hearing from more users who want to monitor the activity on the go. We recently made some updates to our mobile apps that will help you monitor bitcoin trading activity wherever you are in the world:...


USAA and Coinbase Partner to Bring Bitcoin to USAA Members

We’re excited to announce that USAA has launched a pilot that allows a limited group of USAA members to view their bitcoin balance on USAA.com and the USAA Mobile App. This pilot was rolled out to USAA employees in September and is now being extended to a select...