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NYSE Launches Bitcoin Index Powered by Coinbase

Today the New York Stock Exchange launched the NYSE Bitcoin Index (NYXBT), a benchmark for the daily price of bitcoin. NYXBT represents the U.S. Dollar value of one bitcoin, based on transactions occurring on Coinbase Exchange and other select bitcoin exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange administers some of...


Use Coinbase on iOS and Android to Instantly Experience the Power of Bitcoin

At Coinbase, we strive to make the global economy more connected. The open, inclusive nature of Bitcoin has the potential to bring financial access to the billions of people that aren’t adequately served by traditional payment infrastructure. There are many things that need to be accomplished before billions of...


New Transaction List Design

The transaction list is probably the screen you spend most of your time on Coinbase. In order to make it faster and easier to use, we have given it a completely new design. The intention behind the redesign was to provide users with more valuable information at a glance. To...


Bithack v2 Update

We’ve just raised the stakes for developers who have registered for our second online hackathon, BitHack v2, with the introduction of some exciting new prize sponsors. Six hackathon winners whose apps are selected by our expert panel of judges under the General Excellence category will be awarded prizes from...


State of the NYDFS BitLicense: An Update

Following two open comment periods, the BitLicense appears to be just a few weeks away from being finalized. The latest draft, however, retains several key flaws that have not yet been addressed and which, if passed in their current form, will stifle innovation across the space and threaten both businesses...


Coinbase Expands to the UK

We’re pleased to announce the expansion of Coinbase services to the United Kingdom, including the ability to trade bitcoin on Coinbase Exchange and to buy/sell bitcoin with GBP using the Coinbase Wallet. We are also excited to announce the addition of BTC/GBP and BTC/EUR currency pairs...


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...