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Coinbase Exchange is now GDAX, Adds Ether Trading

We are pleased to announce that Coinbase Exchange now supports ether trading. As we begin to support additional digital currencies, we will operate Coinbase Exchange under a new brand: GDAX (Global Digital Asset Exchange). Over the past four years Coinbase has helped nearly 4 million consumers buy, sell, and store...


How Coinbase Builds Secure Infrastructure To Store Bitcoin In The Cloud

Or how to build paranoid infrastructure on top of AWS Three and a half years ago, Coinbase launched using a simple hosting platform: Heroku. It was the right solution at the time. With just two technical founders building the product (neither with any serious dev-ops experience) we knew that Heroku...


Introducing Stop Orders on Coinbase Exchange

We are pleased to announce stop orders are now available on Coinbase Exchange. Stop orders allow customers to buy or sell bitcoin at a specified price. This order type helps traders protect profits, limit losses, and even initiate new positions when the market breaks out. It’s easy to place...


USAA Expands Coinbase Integration to All USAA Members

We’re excited to announce that all members of USAA, a financial service provider, can now view their Coinbase bitcoin balance on USAA.com and USAA’s mobile app. Last November, USAA launched a pilot Coinbase integration for a small group of members. The engagement on the pilot was strong,...


Connect your Debit Card to Buy Bitcoin Instantly

We’re very excited to make bitcoin purchases faster and easier. Today we’re launching a new Coinbase product (in beta) to users in the United States: Buy bitcoin instantly with debit cards. Since there are over 5.2B debit cards in circulation, we’re confident this capability will make...


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)...