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Tips for Launching a Bitcoin App Built with Coinbase

We’ve seen a number of Bitcoin applications launch over the past few months and have noticed some things that work well to drive new users. Here’s some tips for launching a Bitcoin app built with Coinbase: Use Coinbase Connect, our OAuth2 protocol that makes it easy for millions...


Sensible State Regulation: North Carolina

As a nascent technology, regulation surrounding bitcoin has been a difficult issue for some regulators and policymakers. Despite these difficulties, North Carolina is a state that is promoting innovation and regulatory efficiency into its regulatory framework via the next generation of its Money Transmitters Act (“MTA”), introduced to the NC...


Coinbase API v2 Developer Preview

Today we're excited to announce the developer preview of our API v2. Our original API was released in 2012 and a lot has changed since then. With all the new features and products we've launched, we thought the time was right to release a v2 of our API that was...


Introducing the Bitcoin Hackathon v2

We’re pleased to announce the second Coinbase Bitcoin Hackathon, with $70,000 worth of prizes and judged by leading Bitcoin experts and investors. Developers from around the world are invited to build a bitcoin-integrated application and to submit it for consideration by May 19th, 2015. The Coinbase API suite...


Bits is the new default - and all new users get 100 bits for free!

Almost a year ago we launched an option to see bitcoin amounts in bits in your Coinbase wallet. One bitcoin is equal to 1,000,000 bits, and, like many people, we at Coinbase believe that bits will eventually be the common way people send bitcoin in everyday payments. Today...


Buy Bitcoin With iDEAL On Coinbase

We’re excited to announce support for iDEAL, a popular payment method in the Netherlands, for buying bitcoin on Coinbase. To get started visit your accounts page, click on your EUR wallet (if you have one), and then click “Deposit”. Coinbase users with accounts at the following banks can now...


Requests for Bitcoin Startups

We’re seeing a wide variety of startups build Bitcoin applications using our APIs. The four types of Bitcoin applications that are most clearly emerging worldwide to date are p2p tipping, cross-border payments, international microfinance and reputation platforms. There are many other types of Bitcoin applications that we're excited about...


Developer Spotlight: Etch

The first tenet of our mission is “Make bitcoin easy to use.” Etch delivers a secure and simple way for Coinbase users to send bitcoin with a smart watch. Etch is built with the Coinbase API, which allows developers to easily integrate bitcoin into their third party applications. The story...


Verifying Your Coinbase Account with Mastercard

You can now instantly buy bitcoin from Coinbase by adding a Mastercard credit card as a backup payment method. We previously only accepted Visa credit cards a backup payment method and today’s addition of Mastercard allows more consumers to instantly buy from Coinbase. To instantly buy you must also...


Four Types of Bitcoin Users on Coinbase

We have seen several different types of bitcoin users emerge over the past few years, with many more likely on the horizon. The four main types of people using bitcoin on Coinbase today are: People who want a cheap, fast, global online payment experience i want to move everything to...