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Buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase

Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world.

Dec 19

We're excited to announce that customers will be able to buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase. You can read more about Bitcoin Cash on our FAQ page.

Sends and receives are available immediately. Buys and sells will be available to all customers once there is sufficient liquidity on GDAX . We anticipate that this will take a few hours.

Coinbase operates by the principle that our customers should...

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Scaling Bitcoin: The Great Block Size Debate – The ...

Bitcoin has been roughly doubling each year (in terms of the number of transactions). But in its current form, the network can only support up to 7 transactions per second. Paypal does about 100 transactions per second and Visa does about 4,000 per second, so some changes will need to be made if bitcoin is to reach these levels.

Luckily, bitcoin has a...

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Coinbase adds support for PayPal and Credit Cards – The ...

One of our objectives at Coinbase is to add as many funding mechanisms as possible to make exchanging digital currency easy. As a step in that direction, Coinbase now accepts PayPal (for bitcoin sells) and credit cards (for bitcoin buys).

Thousands of Coinbase users use PayPal for their fiat currency transactions around the world. Through this integration, Coinbase users are now...

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Update for customers with bitcoin stored on Coinbase

This post explains what customers can expect from Coinbase in the event of a split (or fork) in the Bitcoin network. You can read more about what a digital currency fork is here .

Our first priority is the safety of customer funds. In the event of a fork, customer fiat currency (USD, EUR and GBP) and digital currencies (bitcoin, ether and litecoin) are safe.

On August 1st, 2017 there is a proposal to make changes to the bitcoin software. This proposal, known as Bitcoin Cash, is likely to create a fork in the Bitcoin network. This means that after August 1st, 2017 there are likely to be two versions of the...

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USD Wallets on Coinbase – The Coinbase Blog

Dec 1, 2014

Today we're excited to launch USD Wallets, a new feature which allows users to store U.S. Dollar balances on Coinbase.

Instant buying and selling

Once you deposit USD into your new wallet, you no longer have to wait for traditional bank transfers to clear before your orders complete. Coinbase can process bitcoin purchases on-demand using funds from your USD Wallet.

No credit card required

Previously, the...

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Buying Bitcoin Just Got Way Easier – The Coinbase Blog

Buying Bitcoin Just Got Way Easier

Buying bitcoin is harder than it should be, which is why we at Coinbase have been working so hard to expand our services to more regions of the world, to accept more payment methods, and to process transactions as quickly as possible.

Over the past couple of years we've helped thousands of developers to build bitcoin applications. The most consistent and...

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Ethereum is the Forefront of Digital Currency – The ...


Developers at Coinbase have written simple Ethereum apps in a day or two.

I cannot overemphasize enough how important this combination of full programming functionality and ease of use is. People are doing things in Ethereum that are not possible right now in Bitcoin. It has created a new generation of developers which never worked with Bitcoin but are interested in Ethereum.

Bitcoin could have...

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Introducing Stop Orders on Coinbase Exchange – The ...

We are pleased to announce stop orders are now available on Coinbase Exchange. Stop orders allow customers to buy or sell bitcoin at a specified price. This order type helps traders protect profits, limit losses, and even initiate new positions when the market breaks out.

It's easy to place a stop order on Coinbase Exchange:

Sign in to Coinbase Exchange

Select the STOP tab on the orders panel

Choose whether you...

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Update on Bitcoin Cash – The Coinbase Blog

We wanted to give our customers an update on the recent Bitcoin hard fork. You can read more about what a digital currency fork is here .

Forks enable innovation and improvements to digital currency and we believe that we will see an increasing number of forks in the future. We expect this to be a vibrant and innovative community.

When a digital currency forks, it creates a new digital asset....

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Coinbase Spring Cleaning – The Coinbase Blog

In our ongoing quest to make Coinbase simpler, we've made some hard product decisions and will be rolling out a few changes in the next several weeks. We try a lot of new ideas at Coinbase, but we also value a product that is free from clutter. This requires us to periodically take a hard look at which features are being used, and do some housekeeping.

Here's is the list of upcoming product...

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