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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...


Algorithmic Trading on Coinbase

For Bitcoin to emerge as a global platform for the masses, we fundamentally believe that there must be rock-solid infrastructure in place on top of the protocol to make it easy to use and build on. We offer a robust set of tools to support consumers, developers, merchants, and traders...


Bitcoin is Better with Friends

One of the best ways to educate friends about bitcoin is to simply send them some bits. The power of the Bitcoin network becomes real to newcomers when they receive bits and instantly have the ability to send them anywhere in the world for free. We’re constantly striving to...


Coinbase 24hr Internal Hackathon: No Sleep ‘Til Bitcoin

Coinbase HQ was buzzing with energy and creativity last week as we launched our first ever 24-hour internal hackathon, No Sleep ‘Til Bitcoin. We’re big believers in hackathons; many members of our team are hackathon veterans, and we recently launched BitHack v2, an external online hackathon which is currently...


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...