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Instantly Buy Digital Currency in Canada & Singapore

We are excited to announce that consumers in Canada & Singapore can now instantly buy bitcoin and ether with their debit and credit cards. To get started, visit the “Trade” page on Coinbase.com or tap on the “Buy” or “Sell” options in our iOS or Android apps to add...


Update about the Ethereum hard fork

We wanted to provide some clarity to Coinbase customers who are following the current discussion in the Ethereum community regarding ETH (Ethereum) and ETC (Ethereum Classic). Coinbase launched support for ETH after last week’s hard fork in the Ethereum network. Since launch, Coinbase has exclusively supported transactions and trading...


Coinbase Expands to Australia

We are excited to announce that Coinbase has expanded its services to Australia. Customers in Australia can now buy bitcoin and ether using their credit and debit cards. We’re focused on creating an open financial system for the world, allowing people to easily buy and sell digital currencies anywhere...


Coinbase adds support for Ethereum

We are pleased to announce that Coinbase is adding support for Ethereum. Consumers can now easily buy, sell, send, and store Ether in their Coinbase account. To get started, visit the “Trade” page on Coinbase.com or tap on “Buy” or “Sell” options in our iOS or Android apps. There...


Coinbase Partners with BTMU

We are pleased to announce that Coinbase and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) have formed a strategic partnership to support Coinbase's long-term international expansion efforts. BTMU is the largest bank in Japan and a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Additionally, BTMU, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital (MUCAP), and Sozo...


We’re Making It Even Easier for Merchants to Accept Bitcoin

The promise of digital currency includes instantaneous, frictionless and fraud-free payments. Coinbase Merchant Tools are helping over 43,000 merchants and their customers around the world to pursue that promise. In characteristic Coinbase fashion, we’re working to make their experiences even better. Over the last several months we asked...


Coinbase adds support for PayPal and Credit Cards

One of our objectives at Coinbase is to add as many funding mechanisms as possible to make exchanging digital currency easy. As a step in that direction, Coinbase now accepts PayPal (for bitcoin sells) and credit cards (for bitcoin buys). Thousands of Coinbase users use PayPal for their fiat currency...


Buying Bitcoin Just Got Way Easier

Buying bitcoin is harder than it should be, which is why we at Coinbase have been working so hard to expand our services to more regions of the world, to accept more payment methods, and to process transactions as quickly as possible. Over the past couple of years we’ve...


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...