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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...


Coinbase Exchange Now Supports The FIX Protocol

We’re excited to announce support for the Financial Information eXchange protocol (FIX) on Coinbase Exchange, our platform for professional bitcoin traders. While our existing REST and WebSockets APIs provide full functionality for all users, the new FIX API is designed to support customers with existing trading software that uses...


New Coinbase Support Center

As part of our effort to provide world class support, we’re happy to present the re-designed Coinbase Support Center. Although we strive to make Coinbase easy to use, we understand that sometimes things do not work as expected or may be confusing. The Coinbase Support Center is a great...


BitLicense: Part Two

In our comment to the draft BitLicense last summer, we proposed changes intended to encourage a more efficient and effective regulatory structure for virtual currency businesses operating in New York. In December, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) released its revised BitLicense, which, to DFS’s well-deserved credit, accepted many...


Same-Day Wire Deposits Now Available

We’re constantly looking for ways to make it easier to buy bitcoin. As part of that effort we’re excited to announce that users can now fund their Coinbase Wallet and Exchange accounts via bank wire transfer. Even better, those funds will often be available in less than an...


Announcing the Coinbase Developer Sandbox

We’re excited to announce the launch of Coinbase Sandbox, a dedicated test environment where merchants and developers can easily and safely test bitcoin functionality.The Coinbase Sandbox runs on testnet3, an alternate blockchain specifically designed for testing Bitcoin functionality. It does not require the use of live Coinbase accounts...


Dell Expands Bitcoin Acceptance to UK and Canada

Last summer, we partnered with Dell to bring bitcoin payments to Dell’s customers in the United States. With nearly $60 billion in annual sales, the announcement made Dell the largest ecommerce company to officially accept bitcoin at the time.Today, we’re excited to share that we’re working...


OAuth Apps on Coinbase

Do you want to send small amounts of bitcoin to friends across the web? Buy and sell things globally with your mobile device? Collect tips on Twitch for great content? You’re in luck - there’s a Coinbase app for that. There is a growing array of applications built...