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Buy Bitcoin with 3D Secure Cards on Coinbase

We’re excited to announce support for buying bitcoin with 3D Secure-enabled credit and debit cards for users located in the UK and Spain. 3D Secure enables two-factor authentication for making purchases with credit and debit cards. To get started, sign in and visit the payments method page. Click “Add...


Coinbase Referral Bonuses Have Increased From $25 to $75!

A month ago we launched a revamped version of our referral program, and it has been an outstanding success. Since then, we’ve paid out over $20,000 in commissions to people who’ve referred their friends to Coinbase (and helped them get their first bitcoin). Our referral program is...


How Premise Uses Bitcoin to Collect Data in Venezuela

Premise is a San Francisco-based technology company with the mission of bringing visibility to the world’s hardest-to-see places. The company tracks macroeconomic and human development trends in real-time by collecting data via an Android application. They index and analyze millions of observations captured daily by leveraging their global network...


What Shipped In The Past Week

We're experimenting this week with publishing a ChangeLog of all the small updates which go out to keep making Coinbase better. You can let us know if you find these helpful/interesting (or not) on our community site. Thanks! Launched in Romania (now in 26 countries)! New version of the...


Market Orders Now Available on Coinbase Exchange

We are excited to announce that users can now place market orders on Coinbase Exchange. Market orders provide a fast and convenient way to trade on Coinbase Exchange. In contrast to limit orders, which are filled based on a desired price or not at all, market orders are filled immediately...


Bitcoin Trends In The First Half Of 2015

It’s already past the halfway mark in 2015 and we thought it would be a good time to provide an overview of the trends that we’re seeing in Bitcoin this year. While the price of bitcoin is down 9% year-to-date, if you look below the surface it is...


Coinbase Launches $25 Referral Bonus

Our goal at Coinbase is to be the easiest place to buy and sell bitcoin. To that end, we’ve decided to give our referral program a serious shot in the arm. Coinbase users can now earn $25 of free bitcoin for every user they refer to Coinbase who buys...


Easier Recurring Buys and Sells on Coinbase

Coinbase users have had the ability to create recurring buys and sells of bitcoin (every day, week, month, etc.) for some time. This feature, however, was difficult to find and often forgotten. We’re pleased to announce that we have brought this option front and center, making it easier to...


Introducing Coinbase API v2

We're excited to announce the release of Coinbase API v2, now in “general availability.” We introduced API v2 into developer preview two months ago and received great feedback and suggestions from the community. Since then, our API team has been busy adding new features and endpoints and refining the API....


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...