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Market Orders Now Available on Coinbase Exchange

We are excited to announce that users can now place market orders on Coinbase Exchange. Market orders provide a fast and convenient way to trade on Coinbase Exchange. In contrast to limit orders, which are filled based on a desired price or not at all, market orders are filled immediately...


Bitcoin Trends In The First Half Of 2015

It’s already past the halfway mark in 2015 and we thought it would be a good time to provide an overview of the trends that we’re seeing in Bitcoin this year. While the price of bitcoin is down 9% year-to-date, if you look below the surface it is...


Coinbase Launches $25 Referral Bonus

Our goal at Coinbase is to be the easiest place to buy and sell bitcoin. To that end, we’ve decided to give our referral program a serious shot in the arm. Coinbase users can now earn $25 of free bitcoin for every user they refer to Coinbase who buys...


Easier Recurring Buys and Sells on Coinbase

Coinbase users have had the ability to create recurring buys and sells of bitcoin (every day, week, month, etc.) for some time. This feature, however, was difficult to find and often forgotten. We’re pleased to announce that we have brought this option front and center, making it easier to...


Introducing Coinbase API v2

We're excited to announce the release of Coinbase API v2, now in “general availability.” We introduced API v2 into developer preview two months ago and received great feedback and suggestions from the community. Since then, our API team has been busy adding new features and endpoints and refining the API....


Coinbase Announces Winners of BitHack v2

Our second global Bitcoin hackathon, BitHack v2, recently concluded and we’re excited to announce the winners, who will collectively receive over $70,000 worth of prizes. The BitHack is important to us because it taps into a core benefit of Bitcoin: permissionless innovation. Anyone from anywhere in the world...


No Fees This Week When Buying Bitcoin with Euros

One of the main benefits of bitcoin is that it allows people to take control of their own wealth. Recent events in Greece have brought attention to this situation as the Greek banks have closed and limited customers to withdrawing 60 Euros per day. We feel that all Europeans should...


Reinventure Invests in Coinbase

We are pleased to announce that Reinventure Group, an Australian-based VC firm focused on fintech, has made a strategic investment in Coinbase. One of Reinventure’s primary objectives is to create opportunities between its portfolio companies and Westpac, Reinventure’s largest investor and one of the top 15 largest banks...


Developer Spotlight: A Bitcoin-Enabled iOS Game

The global, programmable, peer-to-peer nature of bitcoin makes it a great in-app digital currency for gaming developers that want to quickly gain new users and increase engagement. One of the first mobile developers to integrate bitcoin on iOS is Japan-based mobile developer Christian Moss. Christian recently released an iOS app...


Coinbase Launches Instant Exchange

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Instant Exchange, a feature that allows users to send or receive bitcoin payments while eliminating exposure to bitcoin exchange rate fluctuation. Coinbase has long offered merchants the ability to automatically convert received bitcoin into their local currency, and now Instant Exchange is...