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Is a blockchain token a security?

Today, we’re excited to announce that Coinbase has partnered with leading law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to release a Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework. We've also created a Framework Tool as a guide for developers and users of blockchain tokens. As the development of blockchain tokens (also known...


Protecting Customer Privacy

Our customers may be aware that the U.S. government filed a civil petition yesterday in federal court seeking disclosure of all Coinbase U.S. customers' records over a three year period. The government has not alleged any wrongdoing on the part of Coinbase and its petition is predicated on...


The New Coinbase: Faster, Sleeker, Simpler

Today we are excited to share a redesigned Coinbase website. Originally built as a simple bitcoin wallet, the new Coinbase.com takes significant strides toward becoming a fully-featured digital asset platform. Back in July, we added support for Ethereum, which now accounts for nearly 15% of trading volume on Coinbase....


ETC Withdrawals

Several weeks ago we made ETC withdrawals available to all customers who were affected by the Ethereum hard fork. All customers with outstanding ETC balances have now been notified and the majority have withdrawn their ETC from the platform. If you are one of the remaining customers who has not...


Update for Customers with Ethereum Stored on Coinbase

We wanted to give our customers an update regarding the current status of the Ethereum (ETH) network and the upcoming ETH hard fork. In order to protect against denial-of-service (DOS) attacks, the Ethereum foundation plans to promote a hard fork of the ETH network on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 PDT....


Weekly Limits: You Can Now Trade More Digital Currency

We’re excited to announce the launch of weekly buy/sell limits on Coinbase. In the past, we used daily limits. This created frustration as users were forced to come back every day to purchase their maximum amount. You've given us the feedback that you'd prefer to come back less...


European customers can now buy digital currency on mobile using debit and credit cards

We're excited to announce that Coinbase customers in Europe can now buy digital currency on their mobile phones using a credit or debit card. Forty percent of debit and credit card purchases are done on mobile for our U.S. customers, and we are working diligently to make this service...


ETC credits will be available soon on Coinbase

Last week we posted that Coinbase does not provide support for Ethereum Classic (ETC). Since then, some customers have expressed an interest in recovering ETC that may be associated with their Coinbase transactions. It is important to us that our customers trust Coinbase to safeguard digital currency assets. Therefore Coinbase...


How We Secure Digital Assets

Building products that provide safe and easy access to digital assets requires an uncompromising commitment to security. Digital assets like bitcoin can be easily moved around the world, which introduces unique security challenges. We’d like to share how we think about security and what we’re doing to safeguard...


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...